Q. Hi. Do share with your fans about your background before everyone came to know you as a Bollywood Diva?
Urvashi- I had been always crazy about modelling and movies since school days. At the age of 15, I got my first major break at Wills lifestyle India Fashion Week featuring top designers and models. I started participating in beauty pageants too. I also won the title of Miss Teen India 2009. I think Pallab, you were the Anchor and Trainer of this pageant then, I remember (smiles!) As a teen model, I started doing runway fashion shows regularly all over India, I was the show stopper for Lakme Fashion Week and also walked the ramp at Amazon Fashion Week, Dubai Fashion Week, Bombay Fashion Week etc;. In 2011, I won Indian Princess 2011, Miss Tourism World 2011, and Miss Asian Supermodel 2011. I also won the title of Miss Tourism Queen Of The Year 2011 that was held in China with participants from 102 countries and became the first Indian woman to win the pageant. In 2012, I won the coveted crown of I AM She – Miss Universe India as well as the special award for Miss Photogenic. However, I had to leave the ‘I AM She’ crown as I was underage at that time. In 2015, I joined the Indian pageantry again and reclaimed the same title. Thus I became the first and only woman in history to win the Miss Universe India crown twice (giggles). Additionally, I also won the title of Miss Beautiful Smile at the Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva-Miss Universe India 2015. Finally the big moment came when I represented India in the Miss Universe 2015. So from Beauty pageants to Modeling… and then Bollywood movies.(smiles)
Q. Do tell us about your association with the Film industry so far?
Urvashi- I was fortunate to make my debut as the female lead opposite Sunny Deol. After Singh Saab The Great, I appeared in Yo Yo Honey Singh's international video album Love Dose. Soon after, I joined the South film industry and made my Kannada debut with Mr. Airavata. Then I did two films, Sanam Re and Great Grand Masti as well as two music videos in 2016. The first was Laal Dupatta with Mika Singh and Anupama Raag and the other was Gal Bann Gayi along with Vidyut Jammwal. Then I featured in a special dance number Haseeno Ka Deewana in Kaabil. Then finally my biggest hit came in 2018, in the revenge drama Hate Story 4. My latest being Anees Bazmee's comedy film Pagalpanti.
Q. Who is your dream Director whom you would like to work with?
Urvashi- Sanjay Leela Bhansali anyday…He showcases his actresses beautifully. Q. What is your biggest strength? Urvashi- Just be humble, and being myself. Yeah, just being myself...no matter what they say.
Q. Tell us about your acting process, How do you prepare for a role in general?
Urvashi- One has to work hard, on your role, the script and understanding what the Director wants. I normally do one film at a time, so that i can concentrate and do justice to my role.
Q. Your biggest inspiration?
Urvashi- My mom for sure. She has always been my strength right from the word Go. Whatever I could achieve so far, has been due to her constant support. Thanks Mom.
Q. What are the five things you surely carry when you move out of your house?
Urvashi - Hmm. I love perfumes..so 2-3 perfume bottles for sure- Dior, Harrara etc.My mobile phone, lipstick as per colour of the day, my credit cards (laughs) and of course some of my favourite earrings, I love carrying them around..
Q. What are your favourite films?
Urvashi- My films (giggles) Honestly speaking, I like all kind of films.
Q. What’s your favourite colour?
Urvashi- RED and PINK. All feminine yet hot colours. (laughs).
Q. What is your style statement?
Urvashi- Very glamourous and colourful. I think the new Indian woman is all about colours that can show off her sexuality and freedom.
Q. What irritates you the most?
Urvashi- Hypocricy and liers. I just hate them.
Q. When did you sign your first autograph?
Urvashi- I don’t really remember. Hmm. Lemme think. Well, it was around the time I won the Miss India Universe Pageant I AM SHE. Yeah, around that time...
R. Do you sign Autographs through the mail?
Urvashi- Well, my Secretary handles that. I normally dont receive too many requests for autographs. Yes, I do sign whatever requests come in. But when I go out for shows, shoots and appearances,many fans come up and ask for selfies or clicking photos with me. The promoters of upcoming films, ask me to sign merchandise for film promotion.
Q. What is the strangest Autograph request you have ever had?
Urvashi- (Laughs!) oh! yesss. I remember.. this was a few years ago at an event in Jaipur. When this crazy guy comes up to me and insists me to sign on his cheek. Intially I said No. But when I saw him following us, and insisting for his dream come true. I obliged. He said he will never wash that part of his cheek for years. Gosh !
Q. Any special message to your fans?
Urvashi- Be yourself, no matter what others say, is my motto. And best wishes to all Autograph collectors for your interesting hobby
Written by PALLAB BOSE. He is a Career Coach, Motivational Speaker, Soft Skills Trainer, Show Director & Show Anchor. He regularly writes articles and blogs on Soft Skills, Motivation, Careers, Fashion & Glamour, Films, Cricket etc.
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