From a walk-on part in Karan Johar's My Name Is Khan to the lead opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Abhinav Kashyap's Besharam, Pallavi Sharda has come a long way.
The story of a con-man in Delhi and his lady-love will go on the floors in March.
Understandably excited, Pallavi says she is not allowed to talk about her role.
Says Pallavi, "I was barely there in My Name Is Khan. I had a more substantial role in Sahil Sangha's Love Breakups Zindagi, and now the lead in Besharam. I've worked my way up as an actress, all on my own."
Australia-born Pallavi's parents are both academicians. They had migrated to Australia in the 1980s before she was born.
"My parents are IIT students -- they are lecturers. I am a law graduate. Bharat Natyam and Bollywood were part of my growing-up years," she says.
Pallavi has just completed an Australian film. "I play the lead in Save Your Legs. It will be released in February. It's a comedy about the Australian cricket team touring India, their trials and tribulations."
Pallavi's co-star in the film is Australian star Stephen Curry, and it has been directed by Boyd Hicklin.
Here's looking forward to watching more of Pallavi in Bollywood.