Actress Anjali Anand on trying different genre with ‘Jhalak Dikhla Ja’
Anjali Anand is a versatile actress who has made her mark in the television industry. Her journey from Dhhai Kilo Prem to Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala showcases her acting prowess and adaptability. Her recent big break in Karan Johar's Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani has further solidified her position in the industry, with her portrayal of Gayatri Randhawa earning praise from both audiences and critics.
It's interesting to learn about her background, especially her connection to the film industry through her father, the former actor Dinesh Anand. The fact that she was exposed to the film industry at a young age, interacting with renowned actors like Akshay Kumar and Sanjay Dutt, adds a unique dimension to her journey. On this she says: “My dad Dinesh Anand was a former actor in Hindi films. I was very young when my dad passed away, but I remember coming home and seeing Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt and all these people at home all the time. They were very good friends with my father. I do remember being on sets or at those parties with him. Before I was an actor, I was a choreographer for eight years. I used to choreograph performances in wedding functions.”
Anjali talks about how her plus size gave her some hard times in the industry. “I have participated in Khatron Ke Khiladi and yes it helped to the fact that how it works. But I was totally freaked out when I first faced the stunts. I'm am an actor who is used to read scripts and act. I felt insecure and quite out of the place. I was scared of all the daredevil stunts. Jhalak team welcomed me nicely and the whole vibes on set were wonderful. People who are concerned about how I am going to dance should first watch me in the show and then decide. I have never differentiated platforms, for me work is important. Post Rocky Rani, I plan on shooting other films, but when I got an offer from Jhalak I grabbed that because I love dancing. I am sure the world will see a different flavour of mine.”
It's always inspiring to see artists like Anjali Anand breaking barriers and challenging stereotypes in the entertainment industry. Her journey serves as a source of motivation for aspiring actors and dancers, emphasizing the importance of passion, perseverance, and the pursuit of one's true calling.