"I was inclined towards Bollywood since childhood": Deana Uppal

Winner of beauty pageant Miss India UK 2012 Deana Uppal, who is the recently evicted contestant from stunt-based reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi, had her eyes set on Bollywood since her childhood.

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Winner of beauty pageant Miss India UK 2012 Deana Uppal, who is the recently evicted contestant from stunt-based reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi, had her eyes set on Bollywood since her childhood.

"I have been coming back and forth to India for sometime now. My parents were born in Punjab, so I feel India is home to me. I have always loved Bollywood since a young age, so I decided to work here as I enjoy the industry here more than Britain," Deana told.

The actress, who made a special appearance in "Revolver Rani", is working hard on her Hindi diction. She has a few films on her plate now too - the 24-year-old will be seen in Yogesh Mishra's directorial debut "Life Non Veg", starring alongside Siddharth Bhardwaj of "Spitsvilla" fame.

"I am currently working hard on my Hindi and will continue to work in films this year and just take as they come. I have always been interested working in the film industry here. I feel more at home in India and I find Bollywood movies beautiful and exciting," she said.

Item songs are not the center of attention for Deana, but if offered, she will happily accept them.

"I will be shooting an item song next week. Item songs are not my main focus but I feel if the song and production team is good enough, then there isn't any problem doing one," she said.

Talking about her experience on Khatron Ke Khiladi Darr ka Blockbuster, the model-turned-actress said it was glorious, but facing insects on the show helped her overcome her fear of the creatures partly.

"I had an amazing experience. I got to do things I never would have been able to experience without being on the show. A biggest fear of mine has always been insects. On the show, I stayed inside a plastic bag with cockroaches and other horrible insects for eleven minutes.

"I feel proud for overcoming that fear the most," said Deana, who went to Cape Town for the shooting of the celebrity show, hosted by filmmaker Rohit Shetty.

Due to their physical strength, boys on the show were Deana's major competitors and she feels contestant and dancer Salman Yusuff Khan has a fair chance of winning.

"I always found that boys had an advantage in this show because of their physical strength. I'm sure all the boys will be left in the final. Salman has a good chance of winning," said the actress, who lasted for only eight episodes of the show since her wildcard entry, but managed to make friends during her short stint.

"I befriended Teejay Sidhu, Debina Bonnerjee Choudhary, Gauahar Khan and Ajaz Khan on the show. Ranvir Shorey wasn't welcoming to me and was quite rude, but he apologised to me in the end, so all was fine," she said.

Deana was also a part of Britain's reality TV show "Big Brother" 2013.


Ranvir Shorey Debina Bonnerjee Choudhary Teejay Sidhu Gauahar Khan Rohit Shetty Siddharth Bhardwaj Ajaz Khan Khatron Ke Khiladi  Khatron Ke Khiladi Darr ka Blockbuster 

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RamKiSeeta 6 years ago Love you, Debina! You're doing great in KKK.
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shivani003 9 years ago Wow! Talk about having an attention grabbing poster! Lol loving the tagline: "Sh!t Happens" Big smile
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Mazzy111 9 years ago not one of imran khans most flattering pictures! lol! no, the film should be intersting!
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Iloveroka 9 years ago hope there Was IMRAN Ranbir And ALi ZAFAR there
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Yuvika_15 9 years ago wow wt a dif n unique poster..lol...
all the best 2 amir n imran..m sure this combo wil do wonders yet again!!
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KR12 9 years ago it looks really different compare to other Bollywood movies. And Imran, he definitely looks different.It seems like it's gonna be good.
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Iloveroka 9 years ago OMG thats IMRAN!!!!???This time he is doing a completely new character
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-Sonali- 9 years ago Ahhh i was just waiting for this :D

I just couldn't believe that is Imran :O loos like its something very different
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Cute_Ash 9 years ago lol I didn't recognise IK at all, July again haha AK and IK's team again just lyk JTYJN was released on 4th July this on 1st july..excited for the movie..
In the short trailer the toilet bit is hilarious haha2011-05-07 09:27:09
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-Hoor- 9 years ago Wow, now thats called a DIFFERENT poster!
Hope its a hit. Afterall, its IK nd AK together :D
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