Polish actress Erika Kaar is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Ajay Devgn-starrer Shivaay. The actress considers herself lucky to have bagged the golden ticket to Bollywood through a film like Shivaay.
In an interview with Asian Age, she shares the origin of her Bollywood dreams and how she managed to realise them. When asked about how Shivaay happened to her, she said,
“I was cast for the film back in my hometown, Warsaw. I had heard they were looking all over Europe to cast their leading lady. I was surprised to know that several popular Polish actresses had tried their luck too. One of them I had met in the dressing room and I was rather surprised to see her. At that time I had no idea how the film would turn out. I was asked to prepare the Hindi dialogues that were written in English. They assured me not to panic, as no one who was competing for the role knew Hindi. I did my research, as I always do. I worked hard and didn’t let it go. I kept rehearsing. I was so nervous that I wrote all my lines on my palm.”
The Shivaay actress also talked about working experience with Ajay Devgn. “I have learned a lot from Ajay while shooting. He wasn’t starry at all; rather he was humble, silent, focussed and super hardworking. He was like a father to the 100 people on the sets. He used to ask me to watch the scenes on the monitor and analyse the scenes. After pack-up, I would hit the gym and then would be off to sleep for eight hours, Ajay would stay back and plan the shoot for the next day.”
She also hoped to work with SRK. “I would love to romance everyone I guess. I think it would be a wonderful opportunity for me to keep working here and have more characters to portray which are not Indian. I don’t want to predict anything. I want people to see my work in Shivaay first. Then say, if Shah Rukh Khan loves my work, he might call me to work with him.”
Shivaay releases in theaters this Diwali.