Harleen Sethi worked as a dancer, an anchor artist, did television commercials, and later found her true calling in acting thanks to her performance in Broken but beautiful with Vikrant Massey. As a child, she participated in hazaar competitions. She is the most extracurricular girl in her school. So much so that her mother often prepared three or four outfits.
Her confidence increases with each win. In fact, she will eventually win despite no training. That’s what convinced her to do something creative. “I was leaning towards advertising. I want to be a commercial director because he is the captain of the ship. My parents paid Rs 25000 for MBA classes when I told them I wanted to pursue something creative.
They supported me in my decision and I started studying jazz, ballet and contemporary dance. I was a good student and soon got a scholarship because of it. She became a dance instructor and soon taught students the one-on-one method. She even taught Frieda Pinto for her role in Hollywood Musical Desert Dancer (2014). Dancing brought her into the world of advertising. “My first commercial was as a dancer. They are looking for someone who can do ballet in pointy shoes.
That’s how my journey began in front of the camera. In a few hours of work, I received Rs 17000 at that time. I got another call for another commercial, but this time the director asked if I could act instead of dancing. That’s how the journey in front of the camera begins,” she revealed.
She worked in commercials for two years worked as both a model and an assistant director and also began auditioning for shows and movies. One such audition led to her being featured in Broken But Beautiful. She was actually cast for another show called Great dysfunctional family in India. The entire cast has been called a narrative with Ekta Kapoor.
Harleen’s sister is getting married soon, and she left the billiards function early to be there for the narration. She was dressed in traditional attire, with a large patti matha and large earrings, when she came to the meeting “When I was introduced to Ekta, she said, ‘Don’t you think you’re a bit too dressed up to tell? matter?’ They were locked in Vikrant Massey Because Broken but beautifuland I heard that they are looking at Nushrratt Bharuccha or Prachi Desai as the female lead. Ekta must have seen something in me when I was called to audition. I read alone and read alone with Vikrant.
I was asked to choose between two shows, and I chose Broken… because I’m a romantic. “She used to be a host for Indian Adventures and says she’s willing to do anything, as long as it’s good. “Recently I met someone who was interested in developing a series about lesser known dance forms and wanted me to stick to it. I will have to travel the world to interview dancers. I want to live a sane life and not be restricted to doing one thing.” Every newcomer goes through a struggle, and Harleen is no exception. With time, she learned to refuse in her walk. “I don’t see it as rejection or failure, but as a learning opportunity.”
“I’m from Mumbai and live with my parents, so unlike many other outsiders, I don’t have to worry about paying my rent or paying my bills on time. So my struggles are not. too harsh, and definitely downhill, but it’s part and parcel of being an actor,” she explains.
She plays a military officer in Test Case 2 and a CBI staff in Gone Game 2. Harleen says she said yes to them because of their uniqueness. “Right now, I’m in the field of being an actor that just explores, has fun, and learns. It all boils down to how convincing I can be in an audition. If I could convince a director at the time that I could play the part, then I could work with him and develop it further when we actually shoot.
Also, 70 percent is lucky. You should respect that and never let your ego get in the way. You should be kind, compassionate and helpful to everyone and let fate arrange you. “She loves doing comedies, which is something she hasn’t explored until now. In fact, she would love to be in a true Bollywood romantic comedy, with all its antics. “As a dancer, I fantasize about doing a dance in a movie. I’m filming a medical drama on OTT, it’s also a romance. But it will all be realistic and not excessive, like in our movies. “
Struggling steadily into viewers’ hearts is not an easy thing, but Harleen Sethi seems to have done it with aplomb and stay the same. She always tends to wear several hats at once. Approaching the young actress’s career philosophy, her upcoming shows like The Test Case 2 will continue to show her flexible work chart as this time she will play the role of a doctor. military service and the way she never wants to stagnate in just one territory of creativity is truly inspiring. It’s refreshing to hear about her focused future and how she perceives her movies to spin, brimming with diversity. This is the goal onward and upward, always, for the sky is indeed the limit.