Hey People! What’s up? Evelyn Sharma joins me in this week’s #BlabWithSandy. We got to blab about her acting career, her experience of working alongside Prabhas in Saaho, her singing and other interests. Let’s wait no further and dive into the blab we had:
Sandy: Hello Evelyn! How you doing?
Evelyn: Hi Sandy. I’m great! How are you doing?
Sandy: Doing good! Could you let us know about your background?
Evelyn: I was born and brought up in Germany, but my dad is an Indian and my mom is a German. So that makes me Half Indian and Half German.
I ended up coming to India to find my roots and I fell in love with it. Now India is my home though I do miss Germany and of course my mom a lot. I love everything about India and I am so thankful that I have got to fulfill my dreams in this country.
Sandy: You started your acting career with films like Turning Left, From Sydney with Love but you got more fame with your roles in Nautanki Saala, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Yaariyan and others. How do you describe your journey in films with the start that you got and to the point which you have reached as of now?
Evelyn: The industry has been very kind and has accepted me with open hands. I am grateful to Bollywood that after being an outsider I still got to make my presence felt in here. I started off as a model in India and after being spotted in a few ads I started getting many Bollywood offers, which led me to where I am today.
I think my journey in the film industry has been an incredibly pleasant one, and now, to work with some of the best in the business and prepare for my grand entry into the Tollywood industry in the magnum opus Saaho alongside the south superstar Prabhas is just so exciting.
Sandy: Growing up in Germany and then getting a foothold in the Bollywood industry isn’t really an easy task. How difficult or how easy was it for you to adapt to the language diction?
Evelyn: Yes, it isn’t easy and it wasn’t easy for me too. I definitely found it difficult to cope with the language, but I took language classes that helped me get much better but yes as they say learning never ends so I am still learning and getting better at it.
Sandy: Apart from being a model/ actress, you also have a beautiful voice. You did put your voice to use for a music single called ‘Something Beautiful’. I love the number, it’s really very beautiful. Few anecdotes on it.
Evelyn: Thank you so much! Actually, I’m not a singer, but yes, I do enjoy singing sometimes. I didn’t really think I’d get an opportunity to professionally sing a song, to be honest. The whole experience was delightful!
Quick Shot Round
- Evelyn the actor, or Evelyn the singer:Evelyn the comedy actor!
- A movie you regret doing:None
- Favorite movies:Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Devdas.
- Given a chance to remake and star in a superhero film, which one would you choose? Wonder woman
- Favorite genre in music: Ariana Grande songs(R&B)
- Ayushmann Khurrana:Talented.
- A film that you wished you were a part of:Tiger Zinda Hai.
- Your close friends in the industry:Elli Avram
- If a song was to be made on you, what would you title it as?Enchanting mystery.
- One good thing and one bad thing about the industry:Entertainment and hypocrisy.
- What makes Evelyn angry?Untidiness
- You are stuck in an island for a day and can have only three things with you. What would those three be?My pets and my Bible.
Sandy: Tell us something about Saaho. How was it working with Prabhas? How has the experience been shooting for this flick?Evelyn: This is the first action role I’ve ever played. It was a pleasure working with the entire team. Prabhas is a really fun guy and not shy once you get to know him well.
Saaho has hit the screens and I’m super excited about how my fans are reacting when they are seeing me in this new avatar for the very first time.
Sandy: Will we be seeing you sing again for any album/ movie soon? You seem to be equally talented in singing and it gets more important to make strides in that arena too!
Evelyn: If given an opportunity with amazing lyrics then why not? But I would like to focus more on my acting compared to singing.
Sandy: What’s in the pipeline for you in the coming months?
Evelyn: I will be traveling to Germany a lot throughout this year, as I will soon start hosting the international lifestyle show called “Euromaxx” on Deutsche Welle. And so, got some other projects lined up that I can’t speak about as of now.
Sandy: Anything that you’d like to convey to all your followers and the people reading this?
Evelyn: I would like to thank all my followers for all their love and support. And to all the people reading this I would ask them to head over to my charity foundation, www.seamsfordreams.com and donate their clothes to the needy.
Sandy: A few words about Hyderabad Local.
Evelyn: Hyderabad local is the best means to stay updated with everything Bollywood in Hyderabad! All the very best in all that you want to do Sandy! 🙂
Editor’s note: It was refreshing to chat with Evelyn Sharma about her acting and creative journey. Happy to see her success with Saaho. Wishing Evelyn a joyous cinema trip ahead of her!
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