I idolise Priyanka Cho­pra; want to catch up with her: Aria To­mar

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Shreya Mukher­jee shreya.mukher­jee@htlive.com

Ac­tor Aria To­mar (above) is just 14, but she is al­ready mak­ing her pres­ence felt with her per­for­mances. This half-In­dian half-Turk­ish ac­tor and model, who has re­ceived ac­co­lades for her roles in short films such as Hard Time Har­vey and In­ten­tions (2016), is now look­ing for­ward to her next re­lease, a doc­u­men­tary ti­tled Cal­i­for­nia’s For­got­ten Chil­dren, which raises aware­ness on child traf­fick­ing.

“I shot for the film in 2015,” says Los An­ge­les-based Aria, adding, “It was my first film pro­ject but it took time to re­lease. The film fea­tures re­al­life vic­tims. I play the young ver­sion of one of the vic­tims.” Cal­i­for­nia’s For­got­ten Chil­dren will be screened at var­i­ous film fes­ti­vals, in­clud­ing the fa­mous Sun­dance Film Fes­ti­val in Park City, Utah.

Mean­while, Aria is au­di­tion­ing for a TV series by a ma­jor stu­dio. She is keen on do­ing a va­ri­ety of work, such as sit­coms, and films in both Hollywood and Bol­ly­wood.

If an opportunity comes to col­lab­o­rate with film­maker Steven Spiel­berg and ac­tor Meryl Streep, “[it] will be dream come true for me,” says Aria. Among Bol­ly­wood stars, she loves Priyanka Cho­pra and Shah Rukh Khan.

“Priyanka is seen on a lot of Amer­i­can talk shows and I en­joy watch­ing her. She is like an idol for me. I love the way she em­braces her cul­ture, and her con­ver­sa­tions are in­com­plete with­out a men­tion of her fam­ily and friends. She is so real. I am keen on meet­ing her,” says Aria.

The young ac­tor is a fit­ness freak; her video of an aerial silk per­for­mance with her mother Birsen To­mar proves that. “I en­joy horse-rid­ing, ski­ing, rock climb­ing and play var­i­ous sports. I en­joy a lot of things, but what I love the most is act­ing. Soon, I’ll take for­mal train­ing in it. I’m work­ing hard to mas­ter the art,” says Aria, who re­cently vis­ited her fa­ther’s side of the fam­ily in Luc­know.

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