Elli AvrRam, a raging sensation in Bollywood now, is living her childhood dream. She is an inspiration for all those who believe dreams can come true. With a spark to take on the world by a storm, Elli, in a fun and frank conversation with Smriti Raizada, spilled some intriguing secrets and told us how she keeps cool in the summer.
Ex: You were born and brought up in Stockholm, Sweden. What brought you to India to explore the Entertainment industry?
EA: I fell in love with Bollywood at the age of five, when I for the first time saw a Bollywood song being played on Swedish television. There were something so exotic, colorful and beautiful about it. I said to myself I want to be like those girls! As a teenager I saw my first Bollywood film and that’s when I decided that I want to do this in life! Coming from a acting and music family background I loved acting and dancing and I was clear with my passion for the Bollywood film industry! So I decided to prepare myself and go for my dream!
Ex: Being a part of Bollywood comes with a lot of ups and downs. Can you a recollect a moment in your career where you felt that it was only going to go only uphill from here?
EA: I believe as I came out from the Bigg Boss house I realized India have accepted me for who I am and appreciated my Bollywood debut. And since then I’ve kept working hard and kept getting support and love from my fans all around the world and it has kept me going upwards!
Ex: Who has been your biggest inspiration and motivation to follow your dreams?
EA: Meryl Streep in Hollywood and Priyanka Chopra in Bollywood. They both inspire me a lot but in terms of motivation I believe I’d say a part from myself believing so much in my own talent and hard work that anything is possible in life if you only believe it, I have my close friend in Sweden who’s always motivated me and supported me, Neda Sadeghi.
Ex: Based on your experience in Bigg Boss, where things can definitely get tough, how did you get out of sticky situations?
EA: I was positive and smiling everyday! It was so much fun being a part of that show and I got a beautiful friend for life from it, Andy! Indeed there were days that was emotionally tough but overall I enjoyed the journey and I feel blessed to have been a part of the show because it changed my life forever.
Ex: How did you come across your role in Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon? Can you tell us a bit about your experience throughout the shoot?
EA: Abbas-Mustan sir had seen me in BigBoss and kept me in mind for the role of Deepika, that plays the love interest of Kapil Sharma in KKPK. My experience was beautiful working with Abbas-Mustan sir who are so humble, and everyone on set! It was so smooth and lots of laughter with Kapil around. Everyone was also very supportive.
Ex: Dealing with different types of people everyday comes with the territory. What are the 3 things that keep you cool and composed in difficult situations?
EA: I meditate and it helps me to stay calm in all kinds of situations. A part from that I always try to look from the other persons point of view and I observe them. I understand everyone have their own baggage and there’s always a deeper reason behind their behavior. One shouldn’t judge, instead try to understand and be kind from their own side.
Ex: How committed are you to a healthy lifestyle?
EA: I’m very committed. I want to live for many years with a strong and healthy mind and body. Therefor I can’t get addicted to anything that’s bad for my mind and body. I love myself too much for that!
Ex: What’s your ‘cool’ quotient?
EA: I’m a former figure skater!
Ex: How do you cruise your way into the day?
EA: I have my breakfast the first thing in the morning. Then I meditate, shower and get ready for my day! And my day is different everyday because sometimes I’m shooting or sometimes I have an event or just meetings. My day ends with my workout (mix martial arts or dance) and a phone call or message to my parents.
Ex: How do you manage the to and fro from Sweden to Mumbai?
EA: I feel like I’m on a vacation because Mumbai became my home from the first day I moved here. It’s strange but true, I love India as my country and Sweden too of course but Stockholm just feels more like a resort where it’s calm and you hear the birds in the morning and embrace the nature. It really boosts me up just like a resort does! Best part is of course I get to spend time with my entire family and best friends. I really wish they all could live here in Mumbai but you can’t have everything in life.
- Your last Google search:
- Favourite Social Media Platform:
- Style or Comfort, what’s your fashion vibe?
Comfort but I love to get styled as well!
- One tech essential you can not live without:
- 3 most used apps on your phone:
Instagram, Twitter and FaceTime
- Your favorite holiday spot?
- Tips on how to keep yourself cool and protected this summer:
Use a good sunscreen, wear a hat and drink lots of nimboo paani and nariel paani!
- Your go-to brand:
I don’t have any special brand as such. I can wear anything as longest it’s comfortable and makes me feel good!
- Describe yourself in a sentence:
I’m a multi talented, unstoppable girl with a optimistic and unbreakable mindset. That’s the reason for me being here today.