Nimrat Kaur: My journey in showbiz like a fairytale

Actress Nimrat Kaur, who shot to fame through her internationally acclaimed role in Bollywood film 'The Lunchbox' and American TV show 'Homeland', says her journey in showbiz has been like a 'fairytale' till now.

Nimrat Kaur
Nimrat Kaur. Pic/Santa Banta

A face that found fame through the world of advertisements, Nimrat started her tryst with acting via music videos. It was a role in 'The Lunchbox' with Irrfan Khan that gave her her big lead role.

"The journey in showbiz has been like a fairytale to me. It's been a really interesting journey because of the unpredictability factor... You can't plan your career when you are starting out. Whatever comes to you, you have to decide from it... whether to do it or not," Nimrat, who will be seen alongside Akshay Kumar in forthcoming film 'Airlift', said here at a press conference on Monday.

Talking about the Raja Krishna Menon directorial, Nimrat said: "I really consider myself very fortunate to be a part of this story. It's a story that I didn't know about. When I read the script, I didn't know that this has happened and I was shocked about that."

In the movie, which is about the evacuation of Kuwait-based Indians in 1990, Nimrat plays the wife to actor Akshay Kumar's character.

"I play the role of Ranjit Katyal's wife Amrita Katyal. She is a very outspoken person, and not fearful of speaking her mind."

Asked about her experience working with Akshay, Nimrat said: "I was extremely excited to work with Akshay. He is someone whose work and choices I have admired completely."

'Airlift' will release on January 22.

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