Actress Cherry Mardia says her debut film "Jigariyaa" is a love story based in the late 1990s and not a period drama.
"It's a love story. It is based in the late 1990s. In today's modern lifestyle where people are getting hooked to the quick break-ups and patch-ups, this is a reminder that love is honest and simple. It's not a period drama...Not like 'Jodhaa Akbar'," she said.
Cherry essays the role of Radhika, who is very sorted out in life, well spoken and well behaved. She calls it a "challenging role".
"But I am having fun with the lights and camera," she added.
Directed by Raj Purohit, "Jigariyaa" also features Harshvardhan Deo. The film is slated for an Oct 10 release.
Cherry has done many TV commercials for brands like KFC India, Tata Docomo, Limca, Maggi and Kurkure.
When asked what made her accept the film, she said: "I find myself very comfortable when cameras are on. I never wanted to be an actor after finishing my studies. I did TV. I started getting calls and offers then I auditioned for 'Jigariyaa' and now I am here. I am not nervous now. I am excited and hopeful."