It’s the middle of the month, which means it’s time for the monthly fashion model interview! This time we interviewed Dilraz Sidhu. In this interview we get a glimpse of her life, as she talks about her personal life, career and milestones.
Tell me how you started your modeling career off?
I was born in Sweden, and started my modeling career at the age of 13. It was always my dad’s dream for me to become an actor or a model and basically work in the entertainment industry. I did my first runway show for H&M and JC (Scandinavian Denim House) at the age of 13. At the age of 16, my family moved to Canada and I started taking dancing to the next level. Just after 6 months of landing in Toronto I got a chance to perform as a background dancer at IIFA Awards Toronto 2011. The credits for this go to my dad! I have been continuing modeling as well as dancing on the side, walked at various Fashion Shows including International Fashion Festival Toronto.
How did you transform into acting?
Well, as a professional dancer and model, I strongly believe that we must know how to act to perform to excellence. Dancing and Modeling does not only involve moving around or posing here and there with your body, it is so much more than that!It is about stepping into a character, feeling certain emotions, connecting with the audience and being present at the moment. I have taken some university level acting courses, and the techniques learnt indeed facilitated me when doing music videos or short films.
Tell us about the most recent project of yours?
The most recent project of mine is a Bollywood Feature Film called Kyun –The Killer Night. It’s a thriller and about a group of friends who plan to have a great cottage trip, but doesn’t end so “great” after all! My character’s name is Sarah, and all I can say is that I caused a lot of trouble with my innocence! We are currently finishing off shooting the Mika Singh’s song for the movie. So stay tuned!
Exclusive Interview with Model and Actress Dilraz Sidhu
Your Favourites Dilraz
Actor: Have the biggest crush on Ranveer Singh
Food: Tacos any day!
Turn on: People I can connect to on a deeper level, intellectually
Turn offs: Arrogant and Narrow minded folks!
Who was your role model as a child an how did that help in being a model?
I remember when I used to go to India, my cousins, the parlor lady, the tailor, and so many people used to tell me I look like Katrina Kaif. I was probably 10 or 12 years and honestly, I don’t think I looked like her at all. But that thought was implanted in my head, and somewhere I always have looked up to Katrina Kaif for her journey, personality and how she has evolved as an actress.
What did your parent first think of you being a model and where they supportive?
I don’t have a controversy story like Kangana Raunaut of how she ran away from home to be an actor. I am very lucky that my parents always been supportive and understanding. It’s always been my dad’s dream to be an actor; he used to work in Theater back in Chandigarh. It feels great to make his and my dream come through.
If you were not a model, what other profession would you have been doing instead?
Well, my backup plan is to work in the field of Marketing. I am currently finishing off my B Comm in Marketing. As an actor stepping into the Bollywood industry, I think it’s extremely important to comprehend that there is so much talent out there and so many options, wouldn’t define it as a competition, but some see it in that way. Even the biggest stars have an uncertain career path in acting nowadays so it’s better to be realistic.
What are guilty pleasures foods wise?
I am mixture of foodie and perfectionist. I love eating food out so badly that all my friends and family members know that I buy a Starbucks latte or frap outside once a day. Please don’t tell my gym trainer!! Haha, but on a very serious note, I am blessed with a fast metabolism. But I cannot lie, I love my fraps as much as I love my Green Smooties.
How do you cope under the pressures of being a model?
There is a lot of constant pressure that a model has to face. I don’t think people in general know that and think “She is so perfect, she is a model” But in reality there is so many social frames one has to fit within, look a certain way, behave in certain manner. But at the end of the day, I am who I am. I embrace my differences because that makes me unique. I just worry to about the pressure when I am on set. When I am off set, I am just Dilraz Sidhu, no make up, comfy clothes, doing what I like to do, maybe read a book.
Any learnings you would like to share?
Ouu, have tons, cause the worst experiences teaches you the best lessons! Just be yourself, if they don’t like it, then you don’t like them. Their loss
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Twitter – @DilrazSidhu
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