Lad and actor Arsh Bajwa’s only dream is to make it big in entertainment industry. And, he promises that he is on his way to chase his big dreams. Arsh made his acting debut with Bollywood film ‘Running Shaadi’ alongside Taapsee Pannu and Amit Sadh. He got his part in the film after auditioning in Chandigarh. “Since then, there has been no looking back…Everyday, I am understanding the nuances of my craft and everyday I am falling in love with my job,” says Arsh, who is in California these days. The actor, in the US, is gearing up for a short film titled The Difference’ in which he is playing the lead role. What’s exhilarates Arsh other than film’s story is that he is sharing the screen with Francesca Scorsese, the daughter of legendary Hollywood filmmaker Martin Scorsese. The main, who has made the films like Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, the wolf of Wall Street and Silence among many others. Both Arsh and Francesca share their excitement about the short film in a email interview with Daily Post. Excerpts!
Q. So Arsh, brief us about the story of the film?
This story is based on true events. It’s about an Indian guy who migrated to the US and falls in love with an American girl. She comes from a rich family and two face a lot of problems in their relationship because of different cultures.
Q. How has been your acting journey since your debut?
There have been ups and downs. I had a weight gain to 98 kg for a film which never happened, so it took some time to cut and get back in shape. However, I’m grateful for where I am.
Q. As this new short film is about the life of Indian migrants in the US, what’s the new perspective of the struggle?
I think it’s your own perspective… You can name it struggle or you can name as a learning phase. The story will run on a similar track.
Q. Arsh, what are your plans as an actor?
More Bollywood, or Hollywood or some other route that you aspire to take as an artist. Bollywood is the reason why I’m an actor today, so that’s my heart and soul. I would definitely love to work in Hollywood, so I will take as it comes
Q. Since you are from Punjab, do we see you in Punjabi films as well? What’s your views on the ever progressing Punjabi cinema?
I love Punjabi films. Watching Punjabi films is always a treat for me and my family. As far as working in Punjabi films is concerned, why not? Our cinema is leading to a global domination, right?
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