Gippy Grewal and Sonam Bajwa will soon be starring in Carry On Jatta 3. The movie, which is directed by Smeep Kang, will premiere on June 29.
In an exclusive chat with Free Press Journal, Sonam Bajwa spoke candidly about her fame, working alongside Aamir Khan, auditioning for Laal Singh Chaddha and later getting rejected and much more.
When asked how she took it when she was rejected for the role in Laal Singh Chaddha she said, “Kareenaji (Kapoor Khan) has done that film. Though I have not seen the film, but she is a bahut kamal ki actor. I feel those who deserve get the roles which are meant for them. In the beginning when you don’t get a film you have auditioned for, of course you feel bad. This is our job as an actor. Whatever is meant for you will come to you. Someone not from a filmy background should make a mind-set to appear for as many auditions as you can but don’t keep high hopes. Yes you should give your best. In order to go ahead in your career you have to face the audition as and when you are called for it.”
The actress also discussed how Bollywood offered her Hindi films, but she declined them because her target audience is Punjabi. She said, “I was offered a few roles from the Hindi film industry but I declined those films as I was thinking about the reaction of the Punjabi audiences and also what will my parents have to tell me. I just don’t want to do Hindi films for the sake of doing it. It has to be meaningful and a good role.”
“An actor or any artiste for that matter is made a star because of the love of the audiences. I am sure every artiste has his/her dream to become a star. You get that fame after you get the tag of being a star. I enjoy that tag honestly. I don’t think there’s ever a point, ‘Oh! I have to handle this’. I enjoy thoroughly and feel fit for it. I am living my dream and handling it. I try to work as hard as possible as I want more recognition and more fame. I feel great with this tag,” said the actor on handling fame.
Actress Sonam Bajwa is from Punjab. She worked on ‘Punjab 1984’ in addition to the Punjabi movie ‘Gippy,’ which launched her career. She has also contributed to other South Indian films, including Kappal, Aatadukundam Raa (2016).