I want to speak Hindi like Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha: Sarah

Last Updated: Mar 26, 2011, 13:55 PM IST

New Delhi: Former Miss India world Sarah Dias Jane, who is making her debut in Bollywood with Abhishek Bachchan starrer `Game`, says she is inspired to learn Hindi by Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha.

The young actor is working hard on her dialogue delivery but wants to be perfect in the language.

"When Amitabhji and Rekhaji speak in Hindi, you can see that it is so effortless and natural. I am sure though that they would have put in so much effort to get it so perfect. Right from my childhood I have been seeing them act and mouth dialogues. Now that I have started acting in Bollywood, I appreciate this fact more," Sarah told reporters.

A Mumbai girl who was born to a Catholic family, Sarah knows the language quite well but admits that English comes naturally to her.

"I know that the Hindi I speak is good for a Bollywood film. Still I am not quite content because the Hindi that we speak in real life is very harsh actually. It is such a beautiful language and I want to be fluent in it," she adds.

For Sarah, first step in that direction is to go through diction classes so that she can further perfect the art of dialogue delivery.

While her diction classes are continuing till date, it was during the preparation for her part in `Game` that she had Shabana Azmi as a mentor for some instant results.

"She was a great help with the language and that further made me confident that I could deliver the goods. I try speaking to people as much as possible in Hindi and ask them to correct me wherever I go wrong."

Sarah did have an inkling that she would be entering the world of films one day. A germ was sown way back during her childhood days when she was one of the front runners when it comes to stepping up on stage.

"I always wanted to be a performer. It could be anything, whether acting, singing or dancing but I really wanted to occupy the stage. This was one passion that continued right from my school to college days. After that it was modelling and then the beauty pageant happened."

Starring Abhishek Bachchan, Kangna Ranaut, Jimmy Sheirgill, Gauhar Khan, Shahana Goswami, Boman Irani and Anupam Kher as the other key players, `Game` is a Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani production and releases all over on April 1.

PTI