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Madhurjeet Sargi: I Might Venture Into Direction, I Am Happy Being Behind The Camera

By: Prakriti | June 13, 2018

Born in a family that has it's roots deep in Punjabi Cinema, Madhurjeet Sargi, a prolific artiste is not a new name for the Punjabi  film lovers. Daughter of Director Harjit Singh, who has helmed the film 'Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe' and wife of the National Award winning film Punjab 1984's Director Anurag Singh, Sargi is the sister of Param Shiv, the man who made his directorial debut last year with Bhalwan Singh. 

Madhurjeet was recently seen playing a pivotal role in Nandita Das’s Manto. The film has been garnering global appreciation. Talking about Madhurjeet's Punjabi film connection then let us tell you she was a well known face in the 90s Pollywood films, usually as the main lead's sister.  She also did a popular TV serial Na Aana Is Des Laado and got a lot of fame from her role in it. She has also worked in Punjabi Doordharshan, Punjabi Channel Alpha but off lately we haven't seen her in Pollywood. 

We contacted Sargi and asked her about the reason for disappearance from the Punjabi film industry and she said:

"I used to work in Punjabi industry as an actor years back. After that, I shifted to Mumbai and wasn’t in touch any more. Though in the recent years I have been active in Pollywood as a casting director for movies like Punjab 1984 and Super Singh but as of now I am happy being behind the camera. I do keep giving my inputs to my father, brother and husband in their projects. I have also dubbed for multiple heroines in the Punjabi industry like for Sonam Bajwa in her debut movie Best of Luck, Sargun Mehta for Angrej, Sagarika Ghatge for Dildariyaan, Navpreet Banga for Bhalwan Singh and Aditi Sharma for Subedar Joginder Singh."

But when do we see you coming in front of the camera?

“I haven’t received a right role for myself in the industry yet, not even in the films that are made by my own family members. There hasn’t been a role which I could fit in well. If I am offered a role which suits me and the script is intriguing enough, I ‘d be happy to do it. I am sure that there would be something someday which would bring me back to the industry."

You hail from a family which has three directors , don’t you feel like trying your hand at direction ?

"I originally wanted to be a director but later I realized that it is a very stressful job. I am happy doing theater as of now. But you never know what happens in future, I might venture into direction too.

You are connected to the Punjabi cinema since long and now, seeing it grow so much, what is your take on the changes that have happened over time?

"It is good that the cinema is growing. I always think that there is not much difference between mainstream cinema and the regional one. Just that when you watch a magnificent movie the language doesn’t matter. I think even Punjabi industry is making such movies which is a great thing."

Well, we hope to see her on Punjabi screen soon.

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