Punjabi push Actress Saiyami Kher

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 May 2017 11:54:58

Actress Saiyami Kher has started taking Punjabi lessons, and she believes that learning the language will be a plus point for her acting career.

The actress, who made her Bollywood debut in Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra’s film Mirzya last year, has hired a teacher who trains her daily for an hour for the same.

“I’ve grown up speaking English, Hindi and Marathi and also studied German for almost 10 years. I picked up Telugu with my experience in the South. Shabana (Azmi) masi felt I needed to have an Urdu background for films so I was really fortunate to have studied Urdu with her mother Shaukat Kaifi,” Saiyami said.

She added, “We’d sit and read extracts of her books or Kaifi Azmi’s writings. Recently, I was approached to play a Punjabi girl in a film and learnt a few lines. I got the lines without any trouble at all! I feel that learning a language like Punjabi will always help with my acting especially while talking in different dialects.”
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