Sonakshi’s cousin Bhavna, who was a child artiste in Hrithik Roshan’s film, is all set to enter filmdom
After Priyanks Chopra’s cousin Parineeti Chopra made her debut as lead actor in Ishaqzaade, now Sonakshi Sinha‘s cousin, Bhavna Ruparel, is set to make her debut as a full-fledged actor with a Telugu film and is keen to do meaty roles in movies. “I am doing a Telugu film, which will start rolling in November. There are some Hindi projects as well on the pipeline,” said Bhavna.
The 23-year-old is not new to the arclights as she did a video with Ken Ghosh when she was eight years old and also featured as a child artiste in Hrithik Roshan’s film Na Tum Jaano Na Hum (2002) and Joggers’ Park (2003). When asked about her choice of films, the aspiring actress said she would like to do some sensible cinema. “I don’t believe in this whole game of making Rs 100 crore at the box office. For me, it is all about the script. When a beautiful film like Udaan can be made in Rs 8 crore and can obtain such an outstanding response, then I believe there is still some sensible cinema being made in our country,” Bhavna said. “(But) I am open to do both offbeat and commercial films, but all depends on the script,” she added.
Talking about their family connection, Bhavna said that her maternal grandmother and Sonakshi’s maternal grandma are sisters, “so she is my cousin”. She says that they bonded well as children. “It’s been a lovely journey so far. I am hoping to take some good advice from her. Like any other relationship, even Sonakshi and I bonded very well since childhood. We used to meet during Diwali and Holi and used to have a good time,” she added.
Sonakshi became a big name in the film industry after making an impressive debut with Dabangg in 2010 and her second film Rowdy Rathore releases Friday. Bhavna is looking forward to the film that will see Akshay Kumar performing some raw stunts. “I think she is looking ravishing in Rowdy Rathore, can’t wait to see her in the film. It’s been two years … after Dabangg, we have not seen her on screen,” she said.
But at the same time, she says they “don’t discuss work at home because she hardly has time to breathe these days”. “She is so busy with her work. There is no comparison or any sort of pressure in our family. I will do it to the best of my ability and make my family proud,” she added.