After a number of Pakistani stars making a name for themselves in Bollywood, the latest to join the bandwagon is Pakistani TV star Momal Sheikh. While moving between industries can be a tough challenge, Momal says that she absolutely enjoys being a part of Bollywood. “It feels amazing. I am on top of the world,” she confessed.
Momal’s Bollywood debut movie Happy Bhag Jayegi is all set to release nationwide on 19th August 2016. It is a romantic comedy directed by Mudassar Aziz and Produced by Anand L. Rai and Krishika Lulla. The star-studded cast includes Abhay Deol, Jimmy Shergill, Ali Fazal, Diana Penty along with the father-daughter duo Javed Sheikh and Momal Sheikh.
She also added that the welcome she has been given in the country has been amazing. “My co-stars, director and producers made me feel at home here,” says Momal happily.
She will be seen playing a Pakistani girl who is engaged to her childhood love, Abhay Deol. She tries to give him whatever he wants in life. It is an interesting role as she gets to decide who Happy will marry in the end.
Revealing a little about the three male co-stars, Momal says, “All three are fun in their own way. Abhay is a gem of a person and he is a very fine actor. Ali, on the other hand is a cool guy. He fills the sets with his jokes and laughter. Jimmy too was very helpful, although he is quite reserved.”
Momal Sheikh has received remarkable support from not only her family but also her colleagues in India and Pakistan
Muddassir Aziz remarks, “Momal Sheikh is a revelation! She’s a phenomenal human being to begin with, besides being such a surprising actor. There’s calm about her presence which the camera loves. She’s only begun and I’m sure she has so much to gain from & give to our film industry. I feel proud to have introduced her in films here in India, because she’s not stopping anytime soon.”
While her fellow actor Diana Penty says, “It’s been a lot fun working with the entire team of happy bhag jayegi, especially Momal! She and I got along like a house on fire and had some really fun moments even off camera. She’s a lovely girl, very down to earth. And she has this positive energy and vibe that is so infectious!”
Momal also drew a comparison between Bollywood and the Pakistani film Industry
In an interview with Times of India, Momal stated, “There is a huge difference in terms of quality. I have never done a Pakistani film before, but from what I can gauge, Bollywood is relatively warmer and kinder. Here, people work like a family unit rather than professionals. After doing a Hindi film, I have matured as an actor.”
Momal’s Bollywood debut movie Happy Bhag Jayegi releases on August 19.
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