Apoorva Ventures into the South

Apoorva Arora made her entry into filmdom at the age of 14. Already popular for her commercial

Published: 05th May 2014 08:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th May 2014 03:45 PM   |  A+A-


Apoorva Arora made her entry into filmdom at the age of 14. Already popular for her commercial advertisements, Apoorva’s first break came with Sanjivan Lal’s Bubble Gum, in which she played the lead role, followed by Oh My God!, that saw her playing Paresh Rawal’s daughter. She recently saw the release of her first Punjabi film Disco Singh. The film, directed by Anurag Singh, is currently doing well in North India. Apoorva is also looking forward to the release of another film Dekh Tamasha Dekh directed by Feroz Abbas Khan. A Delhi-ite, Apoorva is now settled in Mumbai for her career. The petite girl who is excited about her film journey, says, “I have been into dance from the age of six. I have learnt Kathak and other forms of dance also. Now I am learning street jazz and ball room dancing. I got into theatre via NSD (National School of Drama). I was always into performing arts but never thought I would get into films so early in life.”

The actress who is all over the place has taken up a Gujarati film and now has been roped in as the heroine in Siddharatha. Apoorva says, “Kannada industry has given us a legend like Dr Rajkumar. I could never say no to a film coming from his banner. Prakash sir (director of Siddhartha) is a senior director who has given good and successful hits. I had no reason to refuse,” she says.

Apoorva adds, “Siddhartha is a lot of fun and the kind of the film I would like to watch. It is not a typical mindless action film. It is logical. That’s what attracted me. It is a love story that every generation will relate to. Not only people who have gone through it, but also people who will go through it later,” Apoorva explains.

Though new to the Southern industry, she is familiar with the region, thanks to  her ad shoots. “I have loved and enjoyed watching a few Tamil films like Thuppaki, Thalaivaa et al. I have also learnt a few Kannada words here and there,” she says.

Though Apoorva started off in Kannada with Teenage, she doesn’t consider it as her debut. “I was a child artiste in Teenage. Technically Siddharatha will be my debut in Kannada,” she signs off.


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