Harshita Gaur, the new girl on the horizon
Sadda Haq-fame Harshita is set to make her Telugu debut in Falaknuma Das, which is directed by Vishwak Sen who also plays the lead
Model-turned-actor Harshita Gaur, who shot to fame with the television show Sadda Haq, is making her debut in a Telugu film, titled Falaknuma Das. A remake of the Malayalam film, Angamaly Diaries, the romantic action thriller marks the debut of actor Vishwak Sen as the director.
Ask Harshita how this film came her way and she reveals, “Vishwak saw my photograph on a talent hunt and selected me for this film through audition.”
About her role, she adds, “I play Sakhi, a Telugu Brahmin girl, who wants to pursue a medical career in Germany. She has set her beliefs high and is very caring and loving towards Das (played by Vishwak). They share a wonderful chemistry and a little twist to the tale will make things interesting for them.”
Coming from a family of doctors, was it easy playing the role of Sakhi? “My parents are doctors and my sister is pursuing medicine. The role, more or less, reminded me of my sister.”
Although she didn't dub for herself in the film, the Delhi-girl says she is making sincere efforts to learn to speak Telugu fluently. “Like any other non-Telugu girl, speaking the language is challenging. We have to concentrate on emotions and also there could be a problem with lip sync, especially when I try to speak Telugu. So, my director sent me voice notes and that helped me give my best. In fact, I have hired a Telugu language tutor in Mumbai and will try to be proficient in the language, so that I can dub for myself in the future.”
Though she does not speak Telugu, Harshita is in touch with the films from the industry. “My mother is a big fan of Telugu movies. She always tells me that Telugu industry is bringing out quality cinema with good content. Their stories are way beyond our imagination and they take a lot of risks which is why the films come out really well. A film like Baahubali lends credence to my belief. Also, I happened to see the Tamil film Super Deluxe and it is just brilliant. My liking for South cinema is strong and I'm looking forward to doing more films here.”
She is also part of the sequels to two popular web series — Sacred Games and Mirzapur. “I have just started shooting for Mirzapur 2 and the series will pick up from where the first part ended. There is drama, action and revenge in this instalment too. I'm yet to start shooting for Sacred Games 2. It is a great experience to be a part of these series that promise wonderful content,” says Harshita, who awaits the release of her maiden Bollywood film, 0.