…and destiny played it’s part: Shobhita Rana | Interview
Model turned Shobhita sizzled with her first T- series music video “NAA HEERE NU SATA” which gave her an opportunity to make her acting debut with Punjabi blockbuster film “Ishq Brandy”. Success of “Ishq Brandy” gave her a big shot into Bollywood. Later she did “Gollu aur Pappu” and “Canada Di Flight”, in which she stars opposite Yuvraj Hans.
Excerpt from an interaction with Sobhita.
How was the journey from a being model to an actress?
Shobhita: Acting and modeling was never my plan but it just happened and the journey has been good so far.
Do you consider the destiny as a major player in making you what you are or was it your passion that drove you here?
Shobhita: No, it was never my passion. I came to Mumbai for my studies and destiny played it’s part.
How did you manage to grab the very first project in this field?
Shobhita: I was a fashion designing student in Mumbai, when few of my friends asked me to go for auditions.
What diverted you towards doing the film when you were at a high point in modelling?
Shobhita: I worked for a lot of multiple brands and once i finished college i wanted to try my hand in acting too.
Is being extremely choosy the reason behind not seeing you in other Bollywood films after “Gollu Aur Pappu”?
Shobhita: I got a lot of offers after this one and after reading a lot of scripts that came my way, i decided to do a punjabi film.
‘Hailing from Chandigarh made you more inclined towards doing Punjabi projects.’ To what extent is this statement true?
Shobhita: I only go for good scripts. Yes, shooting in my hometown did made me happy.
How daunting was it to work in your first ‘Telugu’ film?
Shobhita: I’m still working on this one. It feels nice to work in different regions. Speaking Telugu is a challenge.
What Bollywood actor do you look forward to work with?
Shobhita: Many, Shahrukh is my favorite.
In what future projects can we spot you?
Shobhita: Raja meeru keka – Telugu
Apart from acting what are your passions?
Shobhita: Designing Clothes, Singing and exploring new places.
What genre of movies do you find comfortable in doing?
Do you think it’s wise to step out of the comfort zone to try versatility and broaden the bandwidth or perfecting and sticking to one’s genre is a better option?
Shobhita: If you are good at something you should stick to it. If you don’t have a plan, should step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Should always have a goal.
Is it true that you changed your name from Shobhit to Shobhita. What was the reason behind?
Shobhita: Shobhit sounds like a guy’s name so i added ‘A’ to it.
Your movie Ishq Brandy received acclamation from across the country. How was the experience?
Shobhita: Thankful for appreciating my work.
What would you prefer in the long run? Living like a star or enjoying life as a commoner away from the limelight?
Shobhita: Living like a star, why not