Things are looking up for Urvashi Sharma. After Naqaab (2007) where she had an author backed role and more recently Baabarr (2009) where she managed to make an impression in spite of limited screen time, the young woman is getting aggressive about her film career. While she is picking and choosing her Bollywood films quite carefully, she has gone ahead and signed a British film titled The Bounty Hunter.
"Yes, I can now confirm that I have signed the film. We were in talks earlier and hence I wasn't at liberty to talk. However, now since everything is packed and sealed, I can happily announce my involvement with the project", says Urvashi, who is now out of the 8 film contract with a leading music company and is free to choose films at her own will.
The film would be directed by Sunandan Walia who has earlier directed a documentary film titled Days and Nights in an Indian Jail (2003). The same production company (Endboard Productions), which had produced this documentary, would be making The Bounty Hunter.
The Bounty Hunter comprises of British and British Asian cast including Kulvinder Ghir from Bend It Like Beckham. On the strength of its acclaimed script, The Bounty Hunter would be funded by U.K. Film council.
Meanwhile Urvashi is happy to see momentum gathering w.r.t her film career. "I am looking for good work but it has to come with good money as well", she laughs, "I am not willing to compromise on either of the two. Of course I am not just sitting and waiting for things to happen to me. I have approached filmmakers myself."
"Unfortunately, the ones on my wish list are either on the post production of one of their films or have already signed someone else. I am happy with their responses though since they seem positive and promising. I am sure they would have me in mind for their next projects", she says hopefully.
When it comes to her being in the wish list of the filmmakers who want to work with her, she is taking her steps quite carefully.
"Yes, there have been offers but let me talk about them once there is something concrete on paper", she says in a guarded tone, " Meanwhile, I am looking at wrapping up work on Aditya Datt's Chai Garam (Govinda, Celina Jaitley) and Mukti (Sanjay Dutt, Shabana Azmi, Vinod Khanna, Suniel Shetty)."