Sight To Sore Eyes: Elli AvrRam
From Sweden to India, you have had an interesting journey. Tell us what inspired you to take this unforeseen path and fly down to Mumbai to pursue acting.
I was around five years old when I first saw a Bollywood song on Swedish television and completely fell in love with it. I was so mesmerised by the girls, the way they expressed themselves, the way they danced, the way they looked, everything was just so beautiful. Then as a teenager, I saw Devdas, which was my first Bollywood film and that day, I fell in love with it so much so that I decided that I really want to do this in my life. That’s how it all began. I’m very grateful that I’m still working in our film industry. I do come from an acting background because my mother is an actress in Sweden and I have done theatre back home as well. Indian films are so exotic and fun, that is why my soul always belonged in India.
Your song Chamma Chamma has received an overwhelming response. Did you listen to the original track? How did you like it?
I did listen to the original Chamma Chamma, and I have known the song because it has been a part of the famous Hollywood film, Moulin Rouge. That is why I was really excited and grateful when I got the offer to be the face for the renewed version of the song. It was a very big thing for me and I’m so happy that people loved the song.