Newcomer Monica Dogra, who is making her debut with Dhobi Ghat, says though her co-star Aamir Khan is a very down to earth person, she was intimidated by his presence on the sets the movie.
'I was very nervous when I met Aamir. But I knew that I have to get over this quickly because I wanted to do a good job. It was intimidating to be around Aamir but he is so down to earth that after a while it becomes fine,' Monica, who plays Shai in Dhobi Ghat, told reporters.
Kriti Malhotra, who essays the role of Yasmin in the film which is Aamir's wife Kiran Rao's directorial debut, shares a similar sentiment. It is releasing on January 21.
'When I got this film and we went to Aamir's place for readings and rehearsals, I was so nervous initially because I have seen almost all his films and have been such a great fan. But I got to learn a lot from him,' she said.
Not just this, the actresses share another similarity - both of them never intended to get into acting.
While Monica is a professional singer, Kriti worked as a costume assistant for films. Both were selected by Kiran through unusual mediums.
'I selected Monica when I saw her pictures in a magazine and Kriti from Facebook. It was then that both were called for auditions and they were outstanding,' said Kiran.