Move over Anushka Sharma, debutant Mehreen Pirzada is our newest girl crush. The 21-year-old Punjabi model and actress is all set to make her Bollywood film debut with Phillauri. Mehreen Kaur Pirzada will be seen in the role of a living bride, Anu in Phillauri, a movie which has Anushka Sharma essay the character of ghost bride! Ever since the trailer of Phillauri launched, people have gone gaga over Virat Kohli’s lady love Anushka’s portrayal of Shashi, a friendly spirit but it is Mehreen’s immense beauty and innocence which has generated curiosity on the internet. Mehreen Pirzada Instagram feed boasts of a mix of hot, cute, beautiful and glamorous pictures which prove she is all set to give a tough fight to her seasoned co-star Anushka Sharma in the fan following quotient, once Phillauri movie releases in theatres on March 24, 2017. Shah Rukh Khan meets Shashi aka Anushka Sharma in Mannat! Watch Phillauri’s hilarious promotional video!

Phillauri is Anushka Sharma’s second film as the producer after 2015 thriller NH10. After enjoying the success of her first film under her production house, Clean Slate Films, Anushka is back with Phillauri, a romantic-comedy film. Right from the release of Phillauri trailer, the audiences could not stop raving about her choice to bring different genres on the silver screen. The film has Anushka play the lead character of Shashi, a friendly ghost bride. The film also stars Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh and Life of Pi actor Suraj Sharma as the leading men in the movie. Amidst all the well-known faces, there is one face which stole netizens hearts upon the release of the trailer – Mehreen Pirzada. Phillauri actor Diljit Dosanjh’s 11 pictures that prove his casual style game is dapper AF!

Mehreen is making her Bollywood debut with Phillauri. She is paired opposite Suraj Sharma’s character Kanan, the groom who can see Shashi, the ghostly avatar of Anushka in the film. Mehreen is blessed with flawless beauty and going by the trailer, she can definitely act. She is just one movie old when Mehreen made her film debut with Telugu movie Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha in 2016. The film was a huge hit in the South industry as well at the US box office.

Mehreen slays in pink as Anushka struggles in black!

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The 21-year-old is self-confessed a huge Anushka Sharma fan and calls Phillauri lead star as her favourite actress. It is always nice to see girl love (Wuddup, Lilly Singh reference) in the industry, which is notoriously famous for actresses’ catfights. The connection between Mehreen and Anushka is much deeper than the rapport they shared during the filming of Phillauri. The cute Punjabi girl revealed an interesting tale.

Battle of Snapchat filters

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Mehreen narrated about an incident which took place in 2013 when she participated in the Miss South Asia Canada beauty pageant in Toronto. During one of the rounds of the beauty pageant, Mehreen was supposed to dance after picking up a chit which had a celebrity’s name. Mehreen picked up a chit containing Anushka Sharma’s name. The lovely actress danced to Anushka’s famous song Jiya Re Jiya from Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

The Nath vs The Choker

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In an interview with Firstpost, Mehreen was quoted saying, “Ever since, I was hoping that I would get a chance to work with Anushka. I believe in fairy tales. I’m living one right now. Three years later, after six rounds of auditions in early 2016, I finally got a call. It was while I was watching Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight. I had to come to Mumbai and meet Anushka Sharma, who’s one of the producers of Phillauri. Suddenly, I felt like I was under a spotlight.”

Mehreen Pirzada, the gorgeous mermaid in blue


While Mehreen might adore Anushka but she might outrace her idol with the new-found popularity. Mehreen is touted to be one of the most promising newcomers in Bollywood and might prove to be the real show-stealer of Anushka Sharma’s film. Being the newest and youngest member of Phillauri, Mehreen Pirzada has been pampered a lot, but the young star in the making is all set showcase her talent and make her screen idol, Anushka proud of her achievements with Phillauri.