The Gujarati babe Jhinal Belani will soon be seen in the TV show Har Mard Ka Dard and she's learning Punjabi for her role.
Her character's name is Sonu and the show is being directed by none other than Parmeet Sethi. That's where she's getting her Punjabi lessons from.
The show is based in Patiala, therefore, Jhinal thought that learning the local lingua would be beneficial for her role.
"I thought I should learn Punjabi language as the show is based in Patiala and my character is married into a Punjabi family. But owing to my tight schedule, I couldn't hire a tutor. One day, I casually asked Parmeet sir if he could help and he readily agreed.
"So every day after pack up, we sit down and he teaches me," Jhinal said in a statement.
"The language has always fascinated me and now with me learning the basics, I am even more kicked about learning it in-depth. The first thing I am going to do as and when I get time is hire a tutor who will teach me Punjabi," she added.