Interview: Priya Mathur - The Youngest Actress in Manan Katohora's 9 ELEVEN: "Jyotididi's Pulling My Hair is All Real!"

Priya Mathur

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Washington DC, June 6, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) The gorgeous Priya Mathur - a Maryland girl - grew up watching her father acting in plays. She acted in a bunch of theater productions in middle and high school, and then the opportunity to act in a feature film presented itself. Priya chats with Gurjeet Singh in this audio interview a couple of days after her Bollywood-style indie thriller movie "9 Eleven" directed by Manan Singh Katohora [interview] saw it's world premiere at the first Washington DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF 2012).

Priya plays Gina who is at the center of the twist in the tale - giving away who Gina is in the film will be giving away the thrill of the thriller. There is a scene where she gets into a dangerous situation with another character Sarita Gupta (played by Jyoti Singh [interview]) which involves Sarita grabbing Gina by her hair and banging her face on an iron pole - as we had suspected when we watched the film, the scene was all real as Priya confirms she wanted her hair pulled pretty violently to have the most realism on film.

Still very young - she is a sophomore at Penn State studying for a degree in Animal Sciences - with her entire life ahead of her, we will doubtless see Priya Mathur numerous more times on stage and on screen, perhaps while she pursues acting along with a career in animal medicine.

All the best, Priya, and we will talk to you again!

- Article by Supratim Sanyal

Editor's note: Gurjeet Singh is a Financial Analyst by profession and lives in Germantown, Maryland in the Washington DC metro area. A great enthusiast of Indian-American cultural exchanges, Gurjeet is also an avid  music lover. In her free time she dabs in some water color painting and loves to go on long walks. Gurjeet can be reached at guri070555 [at] yahoo [dot] com.