It was like a dream role coming to her when Wamiqa Gabbi was offered to be part of the upcoming period drama, Jubilee. Wamiqa plays the role of an actress from the golden era of Indian cinema. The series goes through the evolution of Indian cinema.
Having grown up in a family who watched black and white movies together, Wamiqa Gabbi reveals she jumped on to the opportunity when she was offered Jubilee. It was not just a huge nostalgic factor for her, but also a challenge as an actress.
Wamiqa Gabbi says, “I have always been a fan of period drama films, especially from the black and white era. There was a time when I used to enjoy such films with my entire family in Doordarshan. When Jubilee was offered to me, I jumped at the offer, it was like reminiscing about the good old days. I got into the skin of the character in Jubilee by watching popular films between the 50s and 60s to take references from the actresses of that time. The soul of the character is completely mine, so that it does not look like a caricature. However, with context to their body language, facial expressions and dialogue delivery, a lot of actresses from that era inspired me.”
The series is helmed by Vikramaditya Motwan and is set to be released on April 7, on Amazon Prime Video. The series stars Wamiqa Gabbi, Aparshakti Khurana, Aditi Rao Hydari, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Sidhant Gupta, Nandish Sandhu, and Ram Kapoor in pivotal roles.
Wamiqa Gabbi who wowed us with her power-packed performances in Hindi cinema has done an array of films in the Punjabi and the South film industry. She started her cinematic journey in 2007 as a 14-year-old in the film Jab We Met. She is a polyglot – she can speak Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Punjabi as fluently as Hindi and English!