With the release of her Bollywood debut, Happy Bhag Jayegi just around the corner, Momal Sheikh, in an interview with Dawn Images talked about her experience working across the border.
”I was very fortunate to sign up with a good team and fine actors. Many concepts were rather new to me since film is very different from television. The platform itself is a very challenging ground and makes you push yourself very hard.
I loved taking up the challenge and I’m excited to have had the opportunity to work with such sophisticated equipment and deliver to a much wider audience.”
Javed Sheikh is also a part of the film. ‘‘Yes, my father and I shot a couple of scenes together. He is my mentor, my counselor and obviously my critic as well. I knew he would guide me and judge my work honestly. I’m grateful that I had him by my side during my first Bollywood venture.”
About the character she is playing, ”I am playing the role of Abhay’s fiance, Zoya. An entrepreneur of a fashion house, Zoya is a strong-willed girl and holds her ground. She is confident and mature as is reflected in the way she eventually handles the odd situation she has to deal with. I don’t want to give away too much but I will tell you this: you will be surprised by a few twists in the story, especially when Zoya plays a vital part in deciding who Happy will eventually settle for.”
Momal Sheikh gave a shout-out to her stylist, Ankita. ”My stylist was Ankita, who worked with me throughout the movie and I must take this opportunity to thank her for her patience and professionalism.”
She has no dance numbers in the film.