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Big Dreams: Jaswinder Gardner’s dreams of working with Rajkumar Hirani and Sanjay Leela Bhansali”

Jaswinder Gardner's dreams of working with Rajkumar Hirani and Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Jaswinder Gardner is a seasoned actor celebrated for her versatile performances across film, television, and advertisements. With notable roles in recent releases such as ‘Ruslan’ and ‘State vs. Ahuja’ for Watcho, as well as appearances in the popular TV show ‘Shiv Shakti,’ Jaswinder’s presence on screen resonates with audiences nationwide. Her impressive filmography includes collaborations with industry giants like Akshay Kumar in ‘Rowdy Rathore’ and Salman Khan in ‘Ready,’ along with acclaimed films such as ‘Chhalaang,’ ‘Missing,’ ‘Shootout at Wadala,’ ‘Zanjeer,’ and ‘Pappu ki Pagdandi.’ In addition to her film and TV work, Jaswinder has been a familiar face in numerous TV commercials for brands such as Shopper’s Stop, Odomos, Crocin, Samsung, Philips, Axis Bank, PDR Shore, Star Bazaar, Cadbury’s Gems, Britannia Biscuits, and more. Her diverse talent has also been showcased in television shows like ‘Kalirein,’ ‘Ek Diwana Tha,’ ‘Love Kush,’ ‘Razia Sultan,’ ‘Ishq Par Zor Nahi,’ and ‘Yehh Jadu Hai Jinn Ka.’ As she continues to captivate audiences with her performances, we sit down with Jaswinder to delve into her latest releases and upcoming projects.”

Q: What drew you to the role of Manju in the film “Ruslan”?
A: The character of Manju intrigued me because of her complexity and depth. Playing Jagpati Bapu’s wife and portraying the emotional journey of adopting Ruslan, played by Ayush Sharma, was a fulfilling challenge.

Q: How was your experience working alongside seasoned actors like Jagpati Bapu and Ayush Sharma?
A: Working with Jagpati Bapu and Ayush Sharma was a tremendous learning experience. Their dedication to their craft and their support on set elevated my performance and made the entire filming process enriching.

Q: Could you share a memorable moment from the set of “Ruslan”?
A: One particularly memorable moment was filming emotional scenes with Ayush Sharma, who portrayed Ruslan. The raw energy and authenticity we brought to those scenes created a powerful dynamic on screen.

Q: What feedback have you received from your co-actors and director regarding your performance?
A: I’ve been fortunate to receive praise from both Jagpati Bapu and Ayush Sharma for my portrayal of Manju. Their encouragement and constructive feedback helped me unravel the various layers and delve deep into the character’s psyche. Director Kunal Bhutani also provided invaluable guidance throughout the filming process.

Q: How do you think “Ruslan” contributes to the cinematic landscape?
A: “Ruslan” explores themes of family, love, and identity in a thought-provoking manner. By depicting the journey of adoption and the bonds that form within unconventional families, the film adds nuance to the cinematic narrative and resonates with audiences on a universal level.

“As an artist with a diverse portfolio, your fans are curious about your cinematic inspirations. Could you share with us your favorite Bollywood director and perhaps shed some light on the visionary filmmakers you aspire to collaborate with in the future?”

When pondering upon the directors I aspire to collaborate with, two luminaries distinctly emerge Sanjay Leela Bhansali & Raj kumar Hirani. My journey with Rajkumar Hirani traces back to the inception of his directorial venture, “Munnabhai MBBS,” where I contributed as a costume designer, long before embracing the artistry of acting. Witnessing his cinematic marvels unfold over the years, each imbued with profound social messages, I harbor an earnest desire to reunite with him, this time of course before the camera, to portray characters that he has crafted out of his visionary storytelling.

Similarly, the grandeur of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s creations has always left an indelible imprint on my artistic sensibilities. His magnum opuses, replete with opulent sets and captivating narratives, transcend the realm of cinema to become immersive experiences. My association with his production, “Rowdy Rathore,” stands as a testament to the magic he weaves on screen, leaving an enduring mark on audiences worldwide. The prospect of collaborating with him on a future endeavor fills me with boundless excitement, as it promises to be a journey of artistic exploration and unparalleled craftsmanship.

In the realm of filmmaking, where dreams take flight and visions manifest into reality, the opportunity to work alongside visionaries like Rajkumar Hirani and Sanjay Leela Bhansali is not just a professional aspiration, but a profound privilege that I eagerly await to realize.