American actress-dancer Lauren learns Punjabi for heartthrob Diljit

Lauren Gottlieb

Lauren is pleased with the popularity she has found among Punjabi audiences for her role as foreign photographer in the latest Diljit Dosanjh starrer #Ambarsariya.

“Diljit is a full-on rock star. If he is a good actor, he is an even better singer. I had a lot of fun doing Ambarsariya. I gave my 500 percent to the film. That’s the only way I know how to work,” says Lauren , rightly proud that she dubbed all her Punjabi dialogues. “All my lengthy dialogue scenes were done in one shot. Not ‘cut cut’ to feed me lines.”

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The script came to Lauren during her last week as judge for Jhalak Dikhla Jaa. “I didn’t even take a day off afterJhalak ended . I went right into Punjabi language lessons. I worked with two different coaches to get two different perspectives, as it’s a language and culture I haven’t seen quite as much as I have of Hindi.”

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Diljitand my director Mandeep Kumar were shocked that I came to set completely prepared and off book.”

Lauren’s day was made when the director complimented her on her Punjabi. “Mandeep gave me a ton of confidence because he was saying my Punjabi was better then the Punjabi girls. He called me up one day to say he had to change around his screenplay because my performance was so strong. That’s why my scene came just before the interval.I think I couldn’t have hoped for more.”

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Lauren in Ambarsariya