Sanam Teri Kasam has released and yet another Pakistani entrant has managed to make a mark in the world of Bollywood. Mawra Hocane, who is a known name in films and television circuit of Pakistan, has made her Hindi film debut with this Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru directed romantic musical.
The film manages a tick against quite a few boxes in the classic love story genre which time and again entice viewers. Here too, despite a lengthy narrative, the romance between Mawra Hocane and her equally impressive leading hero Harshvardhan Rane has been noticed for its subtlety and simplicity.
“What enticed me most about Sanam Teri Kasam was the fact that it is a classic love story; the kind which doesn’t exist in love any more. While doing the film, I felt like someone from the past who got to indulge in the kind of romance which is not from today’s time. Sanam Teri Kasam is not a story about dating or boyfriend-girlfriend business. It has far too much depth,” says Mawra.
Opening up further about the film as well as her personal life, Mawra says, “The story is about compassion and selflessness. I have not experienced such kind of love in real life as well. So, in order to have that in front of the camera was an opportunity. Radhika and Vinay always have a classic Disney like love story in their mind. They understand these kinds of classic themes. This really attracted me.”
Smiling away, she adds, “I hope to find something similar in real life as well. A Disney story is always special. To be able to project something like this that I believe in is wonderful. Perhaps those who are in their 20s and are watching the film would relate to it so much and also learn in the process.”
As for the ‘jodi’ that she enjoys with Harshvardhan, she looks back at the entire experience quite fondly.
“Harshvardhan is special in his own way. There is something about him which is very uncanny. He is chivalrous, which is very unlike in today’s time. He is the right cast for the film. He has been very thorough with whatever he is working on. He is a remarkable actor and outstanding in his craft. Together we have built a nice chemistry.”
Now that the film has released, she is looking forward to reactions from her home country Pakistan.
“At a very young age, I have managed to make it to the list of top actors out there. There is no one as young as me who is acting there in the kind of roles I am getting. To be famous at my age is something that I feel quite proud and fortunate about. There I was, a 19 year old some time back, and soon when I turned 20, my birthday was being celebrated on national television. What more would one want. Now that I have made my Bollywood debut, I can’t wait to get reactions from Pakistan as well,” says Mawra in a cheerful tone, before signing off.
By Joginder Tuteja