Monday, June 25, 2007
Urvashi Sharma, the leading lady of the to-be-released film Naqaab, has been signed for an eight-film contract with TIPS Films, who is also producing Naqaab. Tips, in the past has launched potent actors such as Preity Zinta, Shahid Kapur and Amrita Rao, and are once more launching another stunner in looks and performance - Urvashi Sharma.
Like most A-list heroines in Bollywood, Urvashi too started her career as a model. Having been the face of Ponds, TBZ and Garnier, Urvashi soon conquered the modeling circuit by her sheer beauty, grace and professionalism. With striking features and poise she rapidly made her way into Bollywood and bagged an eight-film contract with Tips Films.
Naqaab, directed by masters of the thriller genre Abbas-Mustan, being her very first film, Urvashi exudes terrific screen presence, which is, clearly noticed in the promos. Even though she is portraying a fundamental character in this thriller, she has maintained a very low profile in media. She has refrained from giving any interviews or photo ops to media prior the release of her debut, while most newcomers today are exposed way too much before the release of their debut.
So why is Urvashi Sharma who should be grabbing utmost media coverage right now kept under wraps? Ramesh Taurani, head honcho of Tips Music justifies this as a part of a strategy thought through by them. He explains that, 'Urvashi's character is integral to the central plot of the film, and by far we have kept her under wraps. We want the audience to judge her performance unbiased.'
Today the audience is bombarded with new actors almost every Friday; Urvashi is very much in this race of Bollywood but is here to prove her worth only through her acting prowess. She has not only made an impact on the producers, but as a newcomer has also made a tremendous impact on her co-stars, Bobby Deol and Akshaye Khanna.
The mystery revolves around Urvashi, although this character would have demanded a seasoned actor, Akshaye Khanna defends that, Naqaab needed a girl with no image and Urvashi is the perfect find, her face and body language suits the part.' Bobby Deol concludes by saying that, 'It was a pleasure working with Urvashi and for a newcomer she is supremely confident and professional.'
The coming year will witness a lot of model-turned actors, but only time will tell whose worthy of accolades. We certainly see the spark in Urvashi and from the promos of Naqaab, she ain't that far from super stardom!
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