Model-turned-actress Simran Kaur Mundi, who is making her Telugu debut with Potugadu, is not sure if modelling opens the gateway to filmdom, but she says she is certain that the best step after modelling is acting. The former beauty queen feels that the relationship between an actor and camera is very important.
Talking to IANS, Simran Kaur Mundi said, "I do know that if
modelling is a school, then acting is graduation. Since we all want
to excel in life, acting is the next best step after modeling." The
Miss India Universe added, "One thing that I learnt as a model is
to love the camera. If you learn to do that, the camera will love
you back and that is the best relationship you can ever be in as an
A Punjabi by descent, Simran plays a typical south Indian paired with actor Manchu Manoj in Potugadu. Speaking about the film, she said, "One of the main reasons why I got interested in 'Potugadu' was because I fell in love with my look. I'm playing a Brahmin girl wearing half sari and gajra and (with hair tied in) plaits. I think it's my best look so far and I have never looked this pretty."
Asked if she had trouble transforming into a south Indian, she
said, "I'm an actor and I have to learn to don different looks and
pull them off convincingly. I'm quiet versatile that way and I did
manage to pull off the typical south Indian look well." Simran
added, "If not as a Punjabi, then I think I can pass off as a
Brahmin south Indian girl for sure."
Having worked in Bollywood in films such as Jo Hum
Chahein and Best of Luck, she finds the Telugu
industry more hospitable. "Both the industries are very similar and
yet different. But one thing that I really like about Telugu
industry is the hospitality. I felt welcome on the first day on
sets like never before and instantly felt like I was home," she
On the Hindi movies front, Simran is awaiting the release of the comedy Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi, which is jointly produced by Ekta Kapoor and Bejoy Nambiar. She also has a big budget Hindi film in the offing, while she is set to start shooting for a Punjabi project soon.