Samreen Kaur is an emerging talent in the Bollywood industry. The Jammu beauty was a finalist in the FBB Femina Miss India pageant in 2018. She appeared in the legal thriller, Nail Polish, this year, alongside Arjun Rampal, Manav Kaul and Rajit Kapur. She has also featured in several music videos. She was recently seen alongside Parth Samthaan in the music video ‘Insaaf’. We also saw her in Jubin Nautiyal’s latest romantic song, Tujhe Bhoolna Toh Chaaha’ this year.
Here’s an excerpt from our interview with Samreen Kaur:
Congratulations on the success of your song ‘Insaaf’ with Parth Samthaan. How do you feel?
I feel really thankful to everyone who liked the song. People are appreciating how the video has been shot and I am really glad because we worked really hard for it.
Do you read the audience’s comments on YouTube?
Yes, I do it for a week because it is very important to see the initial response. Even on other social media platforms, they send messages and give their review. Constructive criticism is also welcomed. And I always make sure that I read the comments.
How was your experience working with Parth Samthaan?
It was a really nice experience. He is a hardworking and understanding co-actor. I had fun shooting with him, though it was a very sad music video. We didn’t get bored at all.
Very recently, you were seen in Jubin Nautiyal’s music video ‘Tujhe Bhoolna Toh Chaaha’. The song was a massive success. But in both these music videos, you move on with another guy, leaving your first lover heartbroken. Why is that?
I have no idea (laughs) because to be honest, there is a lot of difference between reel and real. And I am not like that in real life. I don’t know, I just get characters like that all the time. Even my parents were like, “Will you stop doing music videos which portrays you as a person who has left the guy for some reason?” And I was like, “Yeah! That makes sense.” I think I look like a cheater to people because of my music videos.
How are you in real life?
I am a very emotional person. I have never broken anybody’s heart intentionally. I have not cheated at all. I think infidelity is the worst thing anybody can do to a person. Let’s say that’s the message I want to convey through my music video that don’t be like me (laughs).
Did you ever have a heartbreak?
Not really. But as an actor, rejection is a part of life. And that is the kind of heartbreak you go through when you want to do a project but you don’t get it for some reason. So, that’s the only heartbreak I have been through because I am very involved in my work.
So, you agree that you have faced rejection in the industry.
I think it’s the very start of acting. But you have to understand that there is a reason if something is not working out. Maybe something bigger and better waiting for you. So, rejections are a part of everybody’s life. It is better to accept it, rather than run away from it.
Have you been able to achieve the goals you had set for yourself so far?
To be honest, I never had these goals which I am receiving right now. I have been very lucky and blessed that I am getting the work I am getting right now. It was never planned. So, I am always thankful to the universe for giving it to me. I am looking forward to more surprises.
What were your goals?
My dad is a businessman and my mom is a professor. So, I was always inclined towards studying and getting into business. I have done my graduation in Business from Symbiosis, Pune. So, I wanted to be a businesswoman, for sure. But then, things happened.
You hail from Jammu. Is your family still there?
Yes, my family and all my relatives still live there. Nobody is based out of Jammu. I am the only person in my family who lives in Mumbai. So, it was very difficult for me in the beginning. But gradually I have started to fall in love with the city.
Do you miss home?
Yes, I do. I have been brought up in mountains. And now, I have difficulty to gel up here with so much traffic and pollution. It’s not something I have been familiar with. But with time, I am getting prone to it. And I make sure that I visit my home in Jammu every 3-4 months.
At the beginning of your career, you have worked with top names- Badshah, Jubin Nautiyal and Paarth Samthaan. Do you think that you have got the right kickstart?
Yes, I have been blessed with that. It is a pleasure to think that I have worked with such great names who have achieved so much in their life. And it has definitely helped me to get a kickstart. I am thankful to everyone who thought that I am capable of sharing the screen with them.
You also made your OTT debut recently.
Yes, with ‘Nail Polish’. It was a lovely experience with such great names. I have grown up listening about them. I have admired Arjun Rampal the most, while I was growing up. Even Manav Kaul is a big name in theatre and film industry.
Do you plan to get into films also?
Yes, I would love to do a film. I am working on a lot of things. Let’s see what the future holds.
What kind of films would you like to do?
I would love to work in an action film. I would also love to do a woman-oriented film.
Whom do you see as an inspiration in the industry?
In Hollywood, I love Tom Hanks. I have been watching his films since I was 6-years-old. I really admire him and the kind of films he has done. He is my inspiration for how I want to act and how I want my career to be.
And in Bollywood, it’s the Goddess Deepika Padukone. I really love her. Everything about her is just perfect.
How do you keep yourself so fit?
I love yoga. I started following it spiritually during the first lockdown. Since then, I have been constantly practicing it. It really helps me in being energetic throughout the day.
I also go to the gym sometimes.