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Blog: 4 Punjabi Films Which Featured Himanshi Khurana Before She Became ‘Too Popular’!




By: Krishma | August 7, 2021

Model-actress Himanshi Khurana has been a popular face in the Punjabi industry for a long time now but she shot to global fame after her appearance on the much controversial show Bigg Boss 13. Though she did not win the show but surely won a lot of hearts.

After the show, a major transformation can easily be seen in her. She is quite active on her social media handle and keeps sharing her personal and professional day-to-day updates.  But do you know before her ‘claim to fame’ she has featured in several Punjabi movies!

Let’s take a look back at the Punjabi films that featured Himanshi Khurana before she became 'Too popular'!

 Here’s the list:

Sadda Haq : 

In the year 2013, Himanshi marked her acting debut with the movie ‘Sadda Haq’ directed by Mandeep Benipal starring Kuljinder Singh Sidhu, Dhriti Saharan, Dev Kharoud, and many more. The movie was set in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s in the period of Punjab insurgency. The film showed the protagonist prompting young men in the state to fight against the corrupt police and government system. In the film, Himanshi is seen as Sukhpreet, love interest of Kartar Singh Baaz (Kuljinder Sidhu).

As a matter of fact, the film stimulated a mixed reaction from the audience. A few sections of the Sikh community called it the ‘real’ face of police atrocities meanwhile critics called it a mere ‘glorification’ of terrorists. Also Read : Let's Take A Look Back At Honey Singh's Top Controversies!

2 Bol :

After a gap of 2 years, in 2015, Himanshi was seen in the movie titled ‘2 Bol’ directed by Sahib Singh. Himanshi featured alongside Sonpreet Jawanda, Gurjit Singh, Isha Sharma and many more.  The movie showed how a self made god man uses the emotional sentiments of general public to gain political and personal benefits. Himanshi played the role of ‘Simran’. This one was banned by the CBFC. In fact, even its trailer was not passed by them. The film did release in the overseas market.

Leather Life:

In the same year, Himanshi appeared in the movie ‘Leather Life’ helmed by Sukhbir Singh. The film had an experienced cast including Aman Dhaliwal, Om Puri, Karamjit Anmol, Prince K.J. Singh and many more. Himanshi was seen playing ‘Siffat’, the love interest of ‘Gurdas’ played by Aman Dhaliwal. The movie portrayed the story of a young man who was compelled to protest and later becomes a part of the anti-government movement from 1984 to 1990. Also Read : Shehnaaz Gill Has Featured In These Punjabi Films Before Becoming A Global Star!

Afsar :

Having done three films, Himanshi was then seen in the year 2018 in Tarsem Jassar and Nimrat Khaira starrer ‘Afsar’. The movie was directed by Gulshan Singh. Afsar was a romantic drama where Jaspal, played by Tarsem Jassar, has a government job at a good post and falls for Harman, a schoolteacher, played by Nimrat Khaira. In an unusual scenario, he has to pretend to be a low- ranking officer to win her father’s heart if he wishes to marry her.

Himanshi wasn’t a part of the movie however, she did a cameo in the end of the movie in the song titled, ‘Udhar Chalda’ alongside Gurnam Bhullar.

Well, no doubt, Himanshi has featured in superhit Punjabi songs which made her a well-known face in the Punjabi industry but these films could not do much wonders for her.

Once in an interview with Ghaint Punjab, on being asked about her films being controversial and why they couldn’t do much for her acting career, Himanshi said, “Back then the trend was of comedy movies or movies based on 3 guys 3 girls in college. I chose to be different. I wanted to do good character based roles and chose these movies. Sadda Haq unfortunately got censored and there was a 40 minute cut in the movie. Most of my role was chopped and I could not do anything about it. And another was shot midway but we didn’t complete the shooting ( Do Bol ).” Also Read : Himanshi Khurrana Confirms She's Doing Punjabi Movies!

In the year 2019, after her social media spat with Shehnaaz, she entered the much controversial show Bigg Boss 13 as a contestant. Though, she could not win the show but surely the show turned out to be crowd-puller for her and she went on to become the global superstar.

Now, after her stint in Bigg Boss her next Punjabi movie titled ‘Shava Ni Girdhari Lal’ is on the way.

Talking about skin show onscreen, Himanshi confessed, "I am a bit conservative so I am not comfortable with skin show."



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