She plays the friendly ghost ‘Madhubala’ in her upcoming film
Having attained popularity in Television serials, Kanchan Awasthi’s next step is into Bollywood. Not exactly new in Bollywood as she had done small roles in Chapekar Brothers and Ankur Arora Murder Case.
She played the role of Sarla in Zee TV’s mega serial – Amma where she is the house-wife who supports her family and is a confident & educated lady willing to sacrifice anything for the freedom of Mother India.
Kanchan’s father is an advocate in the High Court and she has done her school and college in Lucknow. During her college she performed in the play ‘Yahudi Ki Ladki’ and then reached Mumbai to act in Prithvi Theatre’s ‘Champa ki Chhithi’
“I play the lead role of Madhubala in BHOOTWALI LOVE STORY. The film is a romantic comedy where Madhubala falls in love – her pehla pehla pyaar for Suhas Ruke, a well known Marathi theatre artiste. An unfortunate accident occurs and she loses her life. But her love is so deep that Madhubala’s ghost comes back into the lives of people around her,” reveals Kanchan with enthusiasm adding, “There is nothing scary in the film as she plays the ‘friendly’ ghost. ”
She emphasizes on the fact saying that Madhubala’s ghost is such a lovely personality that the audiences will instantly fall in love with her.
Her other upcoming Bollywood film is ‘Fraud Saiyya’ in the lead role opposite Arshad Warshi, directed by Prakash Jha and expected to release later this year.
So what is she comfortable in – Television or films, “Working in Daily Soaps is hectic, while shooting in film gives you ample time to prepare and perform,” she mentioned.
Kanchan Awasthi has acted in movies like Jai Jawaan Jai Kisaan, Ankur Arora Murder Case (A Vikram Bhatt Presentation), Guardian, Humka Udhave Chadariya (Nominated for USA Film Festival in 2013), Meerathiya Gangster and Chapekar Brothers. Her forth-coming projects include Fraud Sayyan (A Prakash Jha Production) and Main Khudiram Bose Hun (A Biopic on India’s Youngest Freedom).
On a final note, Kanchan has a message for Filmy Town readers, “Specially for love birds – Love is ‘Khuda ki deen’ (God’s gift). Those who fall in love are the blessed individuals. Eventually you will find that even in these fast times, eventually true love exists.”