Exclusive Q&A With : Erika Karkuszewska Polish actress, better known as Erika Kaar
Updated on: 28 Jun 2016
When Polish actress Erika Karkuszewska, better known as Erika Kaar, came to India, she instantly fell in love with the country's vibrant colours and smiling, happy faces. The light-eyed beauty's love affair with the country only grew when she started shooting for her debut Hindi film, Ajay Devgn's 'Shivaay'. In an exclusive chat with Bombay Times, she shares her experience of working with the intense actor-director and how he would treat her to some lip-smacking butter chicken and naan after a hard day at work. Excerpts...
How did you bag the role in 'Shivaay'?
In September 2014, I went for an audition to Warsaw. All I knew was that they were scouting for a new face for a Bollywood movie. The scenes that I had to enact were written in English and Hindi. We were supposed to speak only in English, but I made an extra effort and learnt a couple of lines in Hindi, too. The character and script caught my attention and I was thrilled to be cast for the role. I had no idea I would be working opposite Ajay. 'Shivaay' was like winning a jackpot. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn a new language, travel to India and explore an unknown culture.
You've worked earlier in a UK production. How would you compare that experience to Bollywood?