No pressure to get married: Gauhar Khan

Model-turned-actress Gauhar Khan says even though she may be next in line to get married after her elder sister Nigaar’s recent wedding, there is no pressure on her from her family to tie the knot and settle down.

The former “Bigg Boss” winner says she is in a good space in her career at the moment and the only thing that is on her mind is to work hard and take up exciting projects.

“Marriage with whom? There has to be someone. Nigaar has got married and she is very happy. But there is no pressure on me by my family or anyone else. The only pressure on me is the one that I put on myself to work harder,” Gauhar told PTI on the sidelines of the Lakme Fashion Week here.

The actress was in a brief relationship with TV actor and her “Bigg Boss” co-contestant Kushal Tandon, but they called it quits last year.

Gauhar recently forayed into the regional cinema scene with Punjabi movie “Oh Yaara Ainvayi Ainvayi Lut Gaya” opposite Jassi Gill. Gauhar said she took that step to broaden herself as an actress and is open to starring in more regional films be it Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Telegu and son on.

“The quality of regional cinemas nowadays is excellent. I am open to any offer coming my way because as an actor I should be up for any challenge that comes my way. The Punjabi film that I did was fantastic. I even learnt the language for it and now I can speak it very fluently. I hope I can do more regional films.”

The actress has starred in Bollywood films like “Rocket Singh” and “Ishaqzaade” but since 2012 she has stayed away from the silver screen and focused on television projects more. During that time, she starred in her own reality TV series, besides winning “Bigg Boss 7” and also performing hosting duties on several shows.

Gauhar said that she has signed a film, which she will begin shooting day after tomorrow. However, she did not confirm if it is the third installment of the “Kya Kool Hian Hum” film series.

“I am not supposed to talk about it. I am shooting day after and that is all I can reveal right now. I am a producer’s actress and if they have told me to keep quiet about it then I am going to do so, I have to announce it properly,” she said.