Momal reveals dad Javed Sheikh didn't recommend her to Happy Bhaag Jayegi makers

After Humaima and Mahira, Momal Sheikh is the latest addition to the list of Pakistani actors joining Bollywood

Entertainment Desk August 05, 2016
She revealed that her father didn't endorse her for the role. PHOTO: FILE

After Humaima Malik and Mahira Khan, Momal Sheikh is the latest addition to the list of Pakistani actors making their mark in Bollywood.

Momal who will be seen alongside Abhay Deol in her upcoming Bollywood debut Happy Baag Jayegi said she is the only sensible character in the movie, The Indian Express reported.

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“What is truly interesting is that my character, Zoya, takes decisions for all others in the story. While everyone around me is in the haphazard mode,” she said.

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Momal added that her role helps other disoriented characters in the film.

“She is there to gauge the situation and then make good for everyone.”

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She told that it was easy for her to adapt the character since she was playing a Pakistani.

“They wanted a Pakistani girl jo Urdu achche andaaz mein bol sake [who could speak Urdu flawlessly] and someone who can take a stand, I was game for it.”

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Momal also revealed that the makers of Happy Bhaag Jayegi asked her father, veteran actor Javed Sheikh, for recommendations for the her character but he didn't endorse her.

“My father told them that he has never recommended his children since he wants them to earn a career on their own. Nonetheless, they contacted me and it was only then that I got to know about this entire incident.”

Happy Bhaag Jayegi is slated to release on August 19.

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Brainy Bhaijan | 7 years ago | Reply I am still surprised she has got such a liberal husband allowing her to work in Indian films. I guess the mentality of Pakistani men is changing fast.
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