I've been inspired by Priyanka's journey

20 February, 2021
Among the countless young talents chasing Bollywood dreams is Femina Miss India's earliest runner-up, Jhataleka who's all set to make her silver screen debut with the Sanjay Leela Bhansali development, 'Tuesdays and Fridays'. Before her film's discharge this Friday, ETimes sat down for a speak to the former natural beauty queen who exposed on how it felt to carefully turn her performing dreams into certainty, the Kareena Kapoor Khan-inspired 'Poo period' she went through, seeking inspiration from Priyanka Chopra's journey to global domination and of course, love and romance.

"I am a little nervous, 'Tuesdays and Fridays' releases this Friday, so I have the pre-let go jitters," admits Jhataleka, kicking off the conversation. But soon her splendor queen instincts kick in and she allows us to in on her behalf childhood dreams and aspirations. Consult her if she possessed imagined producing her film debut with a rom-com and she doesn't miss a beat before replying, "I've been fascinated by rom-coms and also have binge-watched them through the years but never thought I will be making my debut with one particular. I am grateful that I landed this opportunity and film because I have loved viewing the genre and it possesses only are more interesting given that I am part of something I understand and relate with."

Talking about some of her preferred romances, Jhataleka rattles off, "'Hum Tum', 'Salaam Namaste', 'Tara Rum Pum Pum'--I remember each of them came one after the other. Of lessons, concurrently there were 'Love Actually' and 'No Strings Attached' too".

Obtaining a break in Bollywood may seem wonderful taking flight, but also for Jhataleka it has always been a work in progress. "Acting is something I always knew I wanted to accomplish. I remember discussing it simply after giving my plank exams, once you have a general conversation together with your parents about your job. That's when I told them 'I want to be an celebrity," she recalls.