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As the trend of ac­tors turn­ing singers is go­ing vi­ral, here’s an­other top singer who is for­ay­ing into films. Su­nidhi Chauhan (above) is act­ing in a short film, di­rected by film­maker Im­tiaz Ali’s brother Arif Ali, who made his di­rec­to­rial de­but with Lekar Hum Dee­wana Dil (2015). The 32-year-old singer says that she now has a dif­fer­ent take on act­ing.

“I re­spect ac­tors a lot more now. When I faced the cam­era I re­alised how much goes into mak­ing a film, be it a full length film or a fea­ture film. The kind of pa­tience and men­tal tem­per­a­ment you re­quire, whether it is on or off cam­era, you just can­not for­get your char­ac­ter. I have im­mense re­spect and love for ac­tors. It was there be­fore as well, but it has in­creased ten­fold now.”

Ini­tially, Sun­didhi thought that work­ing in a short film would be a cake­walk, only to be proved wrong.

“I said yes to do­ing a short film, be­cause I thought it’s just a five minute film and I can pull it off eas­ily. At least it’s not a full length fea­ture film. So, I thought I will be fine with it. Even­tu­ally I re­alised that if you want to do it se­ri­ously, it is hell lot of work. Peo­ple who are se­ri­ous about the act­ing busi­ness must be giv­ing an arm and leg for it.”

The singer, has sung hit num­bers such as Kamli, Sheila Ki Jawani and Sa­jna Ve Sa­jna. She has re­ceived in­ter­na­tional recog­ni­tion with the song Heart­beat, and is now ready to take up act­ing as a full fledged job.

“The gate is open. I am open to all kinds of roles and do proper films. Let’s see what comes my way,” says the singer.


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