Actress Simran Judge is the latest one to enter the high profile show...
Star kids entering Bollywood has become a norm in this new millennium. From Hrithik Roshan to Varun Dhawan and Kareena Kapoor Khan to Alia Bhatt, all have been star kids. However, not many of them manage to make it through that easy in B-Town just by having a big hot shot surname. One among them is the latest entrant in Ashutosh Gowariker's high profile TV show Everest, Simran Judge.
She has entered the show as one of the main leads and will play an important character in Everest's storyline. In a candid chat with me she explained as to how she is connected to Bollywood since ages. "My grandfather, Rajkavi Inderjeet Singh Tulsi was a Bollywood lyricist, an author, and a recipient of the Padma Shri Award and the winner of the first Rajkavi title of India. He delivered most of the hits during 1970-80, writing for filmmakers like BR copra, Raj Kapoor, Manoj Kumar etc. Some of his songs are very very popular. His repertoire includes songs like Le jayenge le jayenge dilwale dulhanya le jayenge, Beshak maunder masjid todo, samey tu dehire dehire chal, Pani re pani tera rang kaisa, jeevan chalne ka naam, ek dal par tota bole ek dal par maina, etc. Heʼs also wrote epics on the lives of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Guru Gobind Singh Ji, which are till date a part of Punjab Universityʼs syllabus. My family lived in one of the Railway Bungalows on Carter Road, because my grandfather always worked for the Railways and kept his job till he was alive. My grandfather hailed from present day Pakistan and had moved to Punjab after partition. Even though he had his job at the railways after his college education, he was always keen of writing poetry since a young age. At nine years old, he was jailed by Britishers for writing a poem asking them to leave the country, though he was released the same day being a minor. Long story short, slowly, as he was promoted, first he received the Rajkavi title, then the Padma Shri Award, and then later on he started writing lyrics for Bollywood movies. It is then that my family moved to Mumbai when he was at his highest rank at the railways as well. Though he didn't write for too many people, as he was already a public figure and was very busy writing his epics and poetry, but whenever requested by a friend, he ran that pen and wrote a few lyrics for Bollywood," said the lovely newbie actress.
With a show like Everest it seems that she is definitely trying to take the road less traveled. Now will she succeed in Bollywood only time will tell us. Keep reading this space for more updates on Ashutosh Gowariker's Everest.
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