Pakistani Showbiz

Momal Sheikh dishes on her Bollywood debut and working with her superstar dad


Momal’s Sheikh’s upcoming Bollywood debut Happy Bhag Jayegi has everyone on their toes. After the trailer release, fans can hardly wait for what she has in store for them.

In a brief interview with Images, the Pakistani actor spoke about working across the border.

Images: How was your experience of working in Bollywood?

Momal Sheikh: I was very fortunate to sign up with a good team and fine actors. Many concepts were rather new to me since film is very different from television. The platform itself is a very challenging ground and makes you push yourself very hard.

I loved taking up the challenge and I’m excited to have had the opportunity to work with such sophisticated equipment and deliver to a much wider audience.

Images: Did you have any scenes with your dad? Was it daunting to work with him or an exciting opportunity?

Momal: Yes, my father and I shot a couple of scenes together. He is my mentor, my counselor and obviously my critic as well. I knew he would guide me and judge my work honestly. I’m grateful that I had him by my side during my first Bollywood venture.

Images: Can you tell us a little more about your character. We know you’re Abhay Deol’s wife but what more can you reveal?

Momal: I am playing the role of Abhay’s fiance, Zoya. An entrepreneur of a fashion house, Zoya is a strong-willed girl and holds her ground. She is confident and mature as is reflected in the way she eventually handles the odd situation she has to deal with.

I don’t want to give away too much but I will tell you this: you will be surprised by a few twists in the story, especially when Zoya plays a vital part in deciding who Happy will eventually settle for.

Images: We like your look in the trailer. Who are you wearing and who styled you?

Momal: Thank you! My stylist was Ankita, who worked with me throughout the movie and I must take this opportunity to thank her for her patience and professionalism.

Did you do any dancing in the film?

Momal: I have no dancing numbers.

Momal’s definitely upped our anticipation and we’re eager to see what she has to offer when the film hits theatres on August 19th.

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