"I do know that if modeling is a school, then acting is graduation. Since we all want to excel in life, acting is the next best step after modeling," Simran said.

A Punjabi by descent, Simran plays a typical south Indian girl in ‘Potugadu’ and is paired with actor Manchu Manoj.

"One of the main reasons why I got interested in 'Potugadu' was because I fell in love with my look. I'm playing a Brahmin girl wearing half sari and gajra in my plaits. I think it's my best look so far and I have never looked this pretty," said Simran.

Asked if she had trouble transforming into a south Indian, she said, "I'm an actor and I have to learn to don different looks and pull them off convincingly. I'm quiet versatile that way and I did manage to pull off the typical south Indian look well. If not as a Punjabi, then I think I can pass off as a Brahmin south Indian girl for sure," she said.

Having worked in Bollywood in films such as "Jo Hum Chahein" and "Best of Luck", she finds the Telugu industry more hospitable.

"Both the industries are very similar and yet different. But one thing that I really like about Telugu industry is the hospitality. I felt welcome on the first day on sets like never before and instantly felt like I was home," she said.

On the Hindi movies front, Simran is awaiting the release of the comedy "Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi", which is jointly produced by Ekta Kapoor and Bejoy Nambiar.

(Agencies)

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