From giving auditions for several films for two years to being launched by Salman Khan in "Notebook", actor Pranutan says she has consciously refrained from introducing herself as granddaughter of legendary actor Nutan or daughter of Mohnish Bahl.
The debutante, who will be starting her journey with "Notebook", directed by National Award-winning filmmaker Nitin Kakkar and produced by Salman's banner SKF, said the makers chose her for the part after an intense audition process.
"I did gave lot of auditions for two and half years or so for lot of films. I never used to say I am from a film family. For this film they knew that I was Mohnish's daughter.
"I am very happy that I am making my debut as an actor but I am also nervous as there is responsibility on my shoulders. Not only in terms of the actor she (Nutan) was but her personality was so huge. All this is tough for me," she added.
Pranutan is also aware about the competition that exits in Bollywood.
"Every fraternity has its own level of competition we are just public figures so it is talked about. I feel every actor brings their own uniqueness on screen. I don't believe you are a replaceable commodity. The basic competition exists everywhere."
She is thankful to Salman, 53, for launching her in the Hindi film industry.
"I was born when 'Hum Aapke Hain Kaun' had happened. I visited my father a lot on the sets of 'Hum Saath Saath Hai'. They were shooting in Kamalistan studio. I remember I had lost my cap, I was crying and Salman sir saw me and got the same cap for me. I was very happy. So from tweety caps to my debut film he has given me a lot."
"Notebook" releases on March 29.