The Brazilian-Arab actress Bruna Abdullah whom you have seen in a cameo role in I Hate Luv Storys and the popular song Subah Hone Na De number in Desi Boyz will also be seen in Salman Khan’s upcoming flick Mental.
Says a source, “Bruna is playing a small role in Mental. She got a call from Sohail Khan Productions offering her a part in the film being directed by him. Though the role wasn’t too big, Bruna felt it was a privilege to work with the Khans and she said yes immediately. Working with Salman has been a learning experience for her. Apparently, he helped her learn Hindi, faster than her current language teacher Ujjwala.”
Bruna says, “Every time we are ready to shoot, Salman will have an idea and some scenes will be improvised and everyone’s lines will change. It’s good preparation for me as I have to rehearse the lines every time we improvise. It was hard for me in the beginning but Salman somehow makes it easier. I’m more confident now from what I was before. I can dub my own lines. And I am getting to see actors like Tabu and Salman.”
She adds that she has been learning Hindi from a lady professor Ujjwala (proficient in German) for the past six months, “I had a few Hindi teachers before her but I found it too complicated to understand the grammar. German is a very logical and specific language and Ujjwala is using the same methods to teach me Hindi. I can’t converse fluently in Hindi yet but I am able to dub, read and understand it.”
So Salman Khan helping Bruna Abdullah with her Hindi is no big deal, right? Well, if you ever heard her speaking Hindi you might just realise how big of a deal it actually is.