Hey Folks! Guess who joins me in this week’s #BlabWithSandy? Its movie Hippi’s actress Jazba Singh! Apart from being an actress, Jazba is a model, travel blogger, and a superb human (Yes, she is). J Let’s wait no further and dive into the exciting blab I had with her:
Sandy: Hey Hey Jazba! How are you doing?
Jazba: I’m doing great Sandy, thank you! Hope all’s well with you.
Sandy: Yes, I guess so, ha-ha! So, could you throw some glitter upon your background?
Jazba: I should say, I belong to the World! I was born in Delhi. My dad is a Punjabi and mom a Bengali. We left to the Middle East when I was 3 years old. Later, I lived in the UK and then moved to Canada. I completed my high school and Masters in Canada.
I’ve had the typical NRI immigrant experience. I pursued my Master’s in Law and Sociology. I am a feminist in my approach, thus, catered to Human Rights advocacy. I was also interested in writing and had written thesis in Classical Indian philosophy.
Sandy: That’s interesting Jazba. Some tidbits about what Beauty Nomad is?
Jazba: I always was inclined towards make-up, it’s a very artistic experience that one. I feel a face is just like a canvas. 🙂
In 2016 I started my blog and YouTube channel. I named it as Beauty Nomad. Beauty is about make-up and Nomad means a traveler with difference passions. I wanted to make it a space which is away from mainstream constraints. I live the Bohemian way and don’t stick to the norms. That’s how Beauty Nomad came into existence Sandy! 🙂
Sandy: How did acting/ modelling beckon you?
Jazba: I moved to Mumbai in May 2018. I spoke to an agency stating my interests as a beauty blogger, YouTuber and to asked them to represent me. Things took a god turn fast, and I worked for brands such as MyGlamm and other make-up digital platforms.
I was part of Joy Alukkas campaigns and traveled more to the Southern parts of India. I visited Cochin, Kerala and I must say people were very friendly. I have also been to Chennai and Hyderabad and just love the places.
Sandy: Talking about your debut film Hippi. How did you get the opportunity? A few snippets about your experience whilst working with Kartikeya and the film.
Jazba: Director TN Krishna had seen one of my ads and called me for auditions. I was selected for the role of Sneha in Hippi and things started rolling so quickly. I had time to join the shoot, so I did all the research I could, ha-ha!
I read interviews of the RX100 guy and got to know a little about Kartikeya. I was a little conscious of the fact that I was a newbie. He showed up and we hit it off quite well. He carries himself like a star but, he didn’t have any sort of airs and I had no issues with him.
I and Diggy (Digangana Suryavanshi) set the things on fire, ha-ha! Director TN Krishna was like an angel, who guided me throughout. Writer Kasi was like a big brother who helped me with my lines. It was a roller coaster ride with lots of learning, and most importantly, I made some friends.
Quick Shot Round:
- You are stuck in a lift and can have two industry people tagged along with you. Who would you want those two to be? Directors Sriram Raghavan and David Lynch
- If you were to go on a road trip to place with two people, which place would it be and with whom? Lol! Interesting, ha-ha! I think I would go to Vizag. Would pick Prabhas, as it’s a good time to talk to someone who is at his peak. Next would be Manish Malhotra to talk about designs and artistry
- Biggest regret of life: I try not to think about any regrets in life, thus, none 🙂
- What makes Jazba angry? Two things: Not being on time and not treating women equal to men
- Hippi: A roller coaster ride
- One good thing and one bad thing about the film industry: I feel so blessed to have gotten opportunities early and I see my future at the movies. The bad thing is that it is a very challenging industry. Only glamour side of it is seen but there is a lot of hard work in it, which isn’t seen to the naked eyes
- What do you indulge in when idle? I keep a journal which I fill about my daily activities. When idle, I work on it. I also meditate during my downtime
- The most used App on your phone: Instagram
- Favorite movies: Global Nomad, DDLJ, Sound of Music (I watch it every Christmas)
- Directors you’d like to work with: Sriram Raghavan, Meghna Gulzar and others. It’s a shame that not many women centric films are available. However, things are changing. These two directors write very good characters for the actresses in their films
Sandy: What’s next in the pipeline for you?
Jazba: I am in Canada currently. Spent one long year in India and it was full of work. This is my current downtime wherein I am giving rest to my body. In September, I shall be back to India to work on different things.
And, Beauty Nomad shall be going on. Yes, lots on my plate Sandy! 🙂
Sandy: Any piece of advice that you’d like to give the newcomers?
Jazba: Please indulge in training and join acting schools. Consume and watch as many films as you can to understand the craft better. It’s a lot of hard work, so get trained. Read all the back stories of people who have made it big in the industry.
Sandy: A few words about Hyderabad Local.
Jazba: Sandy, you are very charming and to be frank, I am motivated by you. You are working super hard, with consistency. You are like a hustler, ha-ha! I seriously wish you grow big. Shall meet you soon!
Editor’s note: It was splendid talking to Jazba Singh about her interests, her future projects and her aspirations. Wishing Jazba a soothing film journey ahead of her!
Interview by Sandy (Sandeep Rao): @blabwithsandy
Follow Jazba Singh: @beauty_nomad