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From being a strong contender at the Miss World beauty pageant to becoming one of the latest entrants in Bollywood, life has changed a lot for Sayali Bhagat. Although she first did fashion shows and next moved on to the movies, Sayali refuses to agree that she has been following the career line toes by many a successful models earlier. Here we talk to Sayali Bhagat about this change, her movies and of course the ensuing Holi.
From a beauty pageant to films, how has the journey been?
I know this is going to sound very clichÉd. but it has been a roller coaster ride. I have been a brand ambassador to various countries. At this time, I realized that my quotes and my opinions mattered a lot.
But aren't you following the trend of shifting from fashion to films?
I know, but I think it is quite obvious for anyone today to do the same. Personally, this was indeed my childhood dream to appear on the celluloid one day. Talking on professional terms, I don't think there's any other option left to explore in the careers of models and beauty queens, but to join films.
Which will be your first movie?
The film is called The Train. I play a very chirpy, yet a responsible character in the film. It is a very realistic character and not a larger than life. This will definitely help the audiences to relate to and accept it.
Do you star opposite Emraan Hashmi in the film?
Yes I do. I play his wife in the movie. I feel really honoured to star with him and that also opposite him in my very first movie.
Do you have any kissing scenes with the 'serial kisser' Emraan in the movie?
If I tell you everything now then there will be nothing left for you to watch on the screen. (Laughs). But this being a movie that revolves around couples, a few intimate scenes are bound to be there between him and me.
With Holi around the corner, what are your plans for the festival?
It would be a normal affair. I will celebrate the festival with family and friends just outside my building. In the evening, there would be a family dinner as usual.
Does Holi bring back some fond memories?
In my childhood, Holi was all about throwing balloons. Since the colours did not fade away, I would not go to school the next day. My ears would all be coloured and to skip the teasing of my friends I would bunk school.
Anything else you wish did not happen on this day?
Yes, there is this one incident I wish did not happen. This dates back to my childhood. I was throwing balloons along with my friends from my balcony. I accidentally threw one on a small puppy. The poor puppy got hurt.