'I am a quick learner'

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'I am a quick learner'

Actress Kulraj Randhawa began her career on small screen with television soap ‘Kareena Kareena’ which she believes gave her a good break in the film industry. She debuted in Bollywood with Chintu Ji, alongside Rishi Kapoor and Priyanshu Chatterjee. But it is her role in Yamla Pagla Deewana opposite Bobby Deol that changed a lot of things for her and she has made it big in Bollywood in quite a short time.

While Kulraj has signed up for Punjabi film, she has simultaneously readied a script which she intends to direct soon. Talking about the script, Kulraj says, “The story revolves around love which is not the typical girl and boy falling in love but the sort of love that has more of verbal communication and less of the physical aspect,” she explains. Kulraj is moved by the simple things that she sees around her and immediately pens it down, in the form or a story, which she intends to make into a movie someday. She states that she has always been curious about what goes on behind the camera, “I haven’t done a crash course in direction but I’ve always been a keen observer of what goes on behind the camera. I am a quick learner,” she quips.

Kulraj feels more women must venture into direction. “Women have the ability to multi-task and handle a lot of stress which is why they excel as directors as well. Direction should not always be a man’s prerogative,” she states.

After having done a few films where she has played a romantic role, Kulraj now yearns to do some serious stuff for a change. “I have had my share of running around the trees and romancing on screen. It gives you commercial success but I would like to concentrate now on more performance-oriented subjects,” she avers.
This is precisely why Kulraj has signed up to do a Punjabi film. “I am playing a pretty bold character in this film. It’s about how women react when they are cornered. In Punjab, women are treated on par with men and this film does well to portray the strong side of a woman,” she states.

There are a host of people Kulraj admires in the industry but she confesses that she doesn’t idolise anybody. “Nobody’s perfect. I don’t come from a filmi background and therefore I had to learn everything on my own. I want to carve a niche for myself in the film industry,” she signs off.

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