By Rijuta Dey Bera Jamshedpur, August 6: Fringed by rolling green hills and intercut by a river whose name translates as “streak of gold,” a sleepy little steel city has once again made its mark on the visual palette of mainstream Indian cinema. Moviemakers often fall back on the trope of a “small town” to […]
Arshi plays role of Kriti Sanon’s friend in Ashutosh Gowarikar’s periodical drama
Jamshedpur: Jamshedpur will now have its fresh slice of glitz and glamour with local girl Arshi Bharti breaking into Bollywood with Ashutosh Gowarikar’s ‘Panipat’. The movie is based on the Third Battle of Panipat, it stars Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, and Kriti Sanon was released on 6 December. City girl has bagged the role of Kriti Sanon’s friend role. Sanon is essaying the role of Parvati Bai.
Arshi narrated the struggles of her career and the taste of success, which might have been slow in coming but is not elusive anymore.
“It is like a dream come true. Randomly I gave audition for ‘Panipat’ and got call to work for the movie. I am playing role of friend of lead lady Kriti Sanon. I am really happy the way my career has started taking shape” said an elated Arshi.
“My journey in Mumbai has been a roller coaster ride. After series of auditions, I was lucky enough to bag the role in the movie. The movie is releasing on December 6 and I am confident that people will like it,” said Arshi, speaking this correspondent from Mumbai.
After completing her tenth from Sacred Heart Convent School and her plus two from JH Tarapore School, she left to fulfill per dreams in Mumbai. She got herself enrolled at Whistling Woods, the film, media & art institute. Though she was a student of media but her interest in acting drew her towards theatre. She said that she always wanted to be in front of camera and this triggered passion in her to perform.
“I once met TV journalist Barkha Dutt and she inspired me to strive hard to make a name. I have had my share of struggle in the city of dreams. Being a non-filmy background was a challenge but I believed in my dreams. I took my in several rounds of auditions. Standing in queue, I could see much prettier girls than me trying their luck but this didn’t deter my spirit. I gave my best and bagged the role,” recollected Arshi.
To fulfill her dreams of becoming an actor she also joined Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute and did diploma in acting. “During the course, there was a time in my life I realised my objectives. I was meant to be in front of the camera which led to my moving to Mumbai, and it was not that easier than I thought. After completion acting school, she started participating in different auditions.
“ I am really satisfied the way things have moved. My parents Rajesh Bharti an astrologer by profession and mother Sunita Bharti, who is a regional singer have been very supportive and would like to explore more into acting,” said Arshi.
After Panipat, Arshi is heading up to play lead actress in Abhik Bhanu’s film ‘Blind Faith-A Love Story’. She said she wants to experiment with every type of roles to prove her talent.