Bollywood singer Sunidhi Chauhan is making her acting debut with a short film titled "Playing Priya". She says the experience of facing the camera was "awesome".
"I always wanted to act but never thought that I would enjoy it so much. The whole experience was just awesome," Sunidhi said in a statement.
The fantasy thriller for Humaramovie is directed by Arif Ali, who made his directorial debut with "Lekar Hum Deewana Dil".
"Playing Priya", based in an urban landscape, will release on the digital platform soon.
How did the short happen?
Ali said: “Sunidhi has a thing for thrillers, dark films and twisted characters. So when I narrated this idea to her, she loved it and agreed to act in it."
Talking about Sunidhi's acting skills, the director said: “She was a complete natural. She has given 20 years to singing. If she concentrates a bit on acting too and gives it a few years, she can be a full-fledged actor. She has a bright career as an actor.”
Preety Ali, one of the co-founders of Humaramovie, a digital content studio which has produced the short, says they love discovering and launching new talent.
“We loved the concept of 'Playing Priya' and found the idea of Sunidhi acting for the first time quite exciting. Sunidhi has done a brilliant job in the short. Her fans are going to see a glimpse of her acting skills and love her new avatar."
The movie is about a seemingly bored housewife who gets down to her routine chores when the family members are away. But with the house all to herself, she begins amusing herself by having some 'alone time' fun, when suddenly there is a break in and she must do her best to protect herself.