Exclusive: Actress Shruti Sharma Says She Was Excited To Film Pagglait In Her Hometown Lucknow

Exclusive: Actress Shruti Sharma Says She Was Excited To Film Pagglait In Her Hometown Lucknow

Shubanka Sridhar
Shruti Sharma
Shruti Sharma

Your firsts are always special and memorable, amirite? And if it your debut Bollywood film, it’s sure a very special and important one. This is an experience that actress Shruti Sharma is currently experiencing as she gears up for the release of her debut Bollywood Netflix film, Pagglait. The film stars Sanya Malhotra in the lead, with Shruti starring alongside her in a pivotal role. I got a chance to catch up with the actress and ask her about her Pagglait experience and how the film was extra special for her given it was shot in her hometown — Lucknow.

Speaking about her excitement about her debut Bollywood film, she says:

It was unforgettable, This was my first ever Bollywood film and I didn’t feel like I was acting. It felt like I was living another life.

Shruti has previously appeared in television shows like Namak Issk Ka and Gathbandhan. She also starred in the Telugu movie opposite Naveen Polishetty, Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya.

Speaking about how she bagged the role and took up this role in Pagglait, she says that somewhere, Lucknow was the reason she did the film. Lucknow being her hometown, she was super excited about going back home. She adds that it had been 2 years since she had visited her home and that this whole filming felt like a vacation for her.

Elaborating about her character in the film, the actress says that her character is opposite to what she is in real life:

My character Nazia Zaidi is a very simple Lucknow based girl who is staying in Delhi for her job. She comes back for Sandhya’s husband’s funeral. She is a very simple girl who works and is independent! But despite of being independent she is a follower, she looks upto Sandhya for small things in life! So basically Nazia is different from Shruti! She is totally the opposite.

I sure cannot wait to catch Shruti as Nazia in Pagglait on Netflix this March 26th! What about you guys?