Warina Hussain who will be making her Bollywood debut with ‘Loveyatri’, has already set the screen on fire with her performance in the songs from the movie that have released until now. She is being launched by Salman Khan along with the ‘Dabangg’ actor’s brother-in-law, Aayush Sharma The actress who hails from Afghanistan said that she will be forever grateful to Salman Khan for the opportunity.
'LoveYatri' is helmed by Abhiraj Minawal and is a love story set during the nine day festival of Navratri. “To make a debut in a film produced by Salman Khan is surreal. The bigger the project, the more responsibility you have and I am aware of it. I am so grateful to him, this still feels like a dream,” Warina said.
Born in Kabul, Warina moved to India around seven years ago and started modelling. “I was really nervous when I did my first portfolio. I knew nothing of the industry then. Today, I find myself in the same spot where I was six years ago. This is my first film and I have no idea about how to go about it.”
Warina recalled meeting Salman for the first time at his residence. “He was so nice. He is always very positive about everything. He has been so supportive of me throughout. He is a real-life hero to me. My life totally changed because of him. Despite me coming from a very different background, he gave me this huge break,” she said.
The actor said she has faced her fair share of struggles in the industry. “It is difficult to bag a project. There is so much competition, you end up questioning your craft. I have faced rejections for a couple of films. When I started out I was not comfortable in speaking Hindi. I was almost on board for a film but the project never took off.”
'Loveyatri' is scheduled to release on October 5. The film also stars Ronit Roy and Ram Kapoor in pivotal roles.
(With inputs from PTI)
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