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Saru Maini's Hollywood debut

The singer and actress lands a role in director Namrata Singh Gujral's 5 Weddings

Published: 25th January 2017 10:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th January 2017 08:42 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

After doing many music albums and videos as a singer and an actor, Saru Maini was  looking for the right  break in Bollywood.  But destiny had something better in store for her . A trip to California and a meeting with the Director Namrata Singh Gujral landed Saru, the role of Bhavna  in the Indian American film, 5 Weddings.  

“It's like a dream come true as the  role was tailor made for me. I got to sing two songs in the film and also got to perform on them," says Saru, who adds,"Shooting was great fun and it felt like a stage show. I did not even have to act as I was playing my natural self."

Working With the likes of Nargis Fakhri and  Rajkumar Rao was an added  incentive says Saru, which helped her best performance. "It was also a great experience to work with the DOP Christobakalov.” she says.

Set for a 2017 release, 5 Weddings has been shot in the USA and India. The other co-Stars include Oscar nominee Candy Clark and Golden Globe nominee Bo Derek .The Hollywood film made under Uniglobe Entertainment, a boutique studio that specialises in crossover entertainment between the West and the East, with heavy focus on social awareness projects.

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