The damsel in distress of the Pakistani drama industry Sumbul Iqbal is now trying something new, and that too in Bollywood! Yes, this is her big break across the border and the starlet will be ditching her girl next door avatar for this.

Sumbul will be seen in a chic and sultry look for her Bollywood debut movie, very different from the usual characters that she has been playing in dramas.

The name of the film has not been set yet. According to Sumbul, her role in the film will let her explore new horizons and diversify her talent as an actress.

The first look shows Sumbul in a refreshing avatar- donning a semi-off shoulder top and ripped jeans, the actress totally rocks the look.

This is what Sumbul had to say about her character:

“Well the character that I play is of a very lively, educated girl and as far as her outlook is concerned, my character will sport western clothing,” she said. “Even though my character is of a modern, trendy woman, and the film is a light-hearted commercial film; there’s nothing vulgar in it at all [as is the common belief in our serials].”

“In drama serials, I never got an opportunity to test my range, and with this movie, I’m heading out of my comfort zone and venturing into something I’ve never done so far,” Sumbul said.

The actress further revealed that even though she managed to get the lead role in the commercial flick but she knows her restrictions and limitations as a Pakistani artist.

Revealing to you the first look of #SumbulIqbal from her untitled debut film!

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“The character and the script made me sign the film. I wanted to do something different,” Sumbul pronounced. “Everybody, who has crossed the border, is doing exceptional work. Fawad Khan, Mawra Hocane, Mahira Khan; all of them. I think, if given the right opportunity and a good and respectable role, that respects one’s [moral] boundaries, then I think there’s nothing wrong in representing and promoting your own country’s talent on bigger platforms.”

The shooting of the film will begin in February 2017.

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