Watch out for Ihana Dhillon
Ihana Dhillon has made a smooth transition from Punjabi to Hindi film industry.
Name: Ihana Dhillon
Acting was never a part of Ihana Dhillon's plan. She was happy being a model until the acting bug hit her. This is her story.
What’s new these days?
At present I’m busy preparing for my next Bollywood movie which is commencing this August. I am also wrapping up my current Punjabi movie project, Gulam. I am shuttling between Mumbai and Chandigarh like a pro.
Did your career change you in any way?
It has changed me for the better. It has taught me to be more balanced and humble. I’m a happy-go-lucky person so my head is always in the right place. I don’t get desperate for work or anything in life. I believe in the motto: what is yours, you will get. I do believe in hard work, in destiny and letting the universe do its job.
How was your journey from being a model to an actor?
My journey has been interesting. I have admired actors on the silver screen, imitated my favourite actresses especiallyy Rekha and Madhuri Dixit Nene. And yet acting was never my first choice. As a model, I had a lot of time on hand so, I took an acting course. I feel I was lucky that I got my 1st break without any struggle. My first Punjabi film was Daddy Cool Munde Fool. I made my Bollywood debut with Hate Story 4. I feel blessed to receive appreciation. I am excited about working in the Hindi film industry.
How do you balance your personal and professional life?
I feel it doesn’t matter how busy you are in your daily life making a name, you can always make time for yourself. With little bit effort and being organised, I manage to take out time for my family. I worship my body and keep fit by practising yoga and medidation early in the morning. When I am in Mumbai, I never miss my gym and swimming sessions.
What things in life is still a mystery to you?
Life itself is a mystery to me.
Who do you look up to?
Everyone in my family. I am grateful to them for their constant encouragement and support.
What would be your perfect vacation be like?
I am a beach person. So a beach holiday is just perfect for me.
Is there anything you regret doing?
I am not perfect but I don’t regret anything.
How do you like to spend your money?
On charity and shopping!
What advice would you give to your younger self?
I would say, don’t be afraid and don’t worry so much. I used to stress about everything. I would tell my younger self to take it easy and go with the flow. It all falls in place in the end.
Is there anything that you still have from your childhood and is close to your heart?
Memories from my childhood at our farmhouse will always remain close to my heart.
If you could know the absolute truth of any one thing, what would it be?
That everything is subjective. And life, dreams and reality are a mystery to understand.
What’s your favorite high school song?
Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams
What does a perfect day mean to you?
Spending time with my family and having a meal together at the family farmhouse.
If you were a man, who would you like to be?
If you weren't what you are today, what would you be?
Lawyer, hoping my balancing act would work there!
What’s your favourite knock-knock joke?
Harry up and answer!