Compiled by JAROD LIM and BENJAMIN LEE
NO role is too big for actress Jasmine Suraya Chin, even the portrayal of former national bowling queen Shalin Zulkifli in the drama Ratu Ten Pin 2: Shalin, which centres around the life and professional career of the national bowling heroine, reported Berita Harian.
The actress, who is best known for her role as Lily in the film Paskal, said that playing the part came with its own set of challenges.
She also said it was one of her harder roles, but she enjoyed tackling the set of hurdles that came along with it.
“I had always taken a strict approach towards ensuring my physique was in top condition.
“For this role, however, I needed to gain weight and trim my hair to resemble Shalin’s appearance, alongside getting a tan to look the part,” she said, adding that she also strove to mimic Shalin’s behaviour and mannerisms.
Due to her commitment, Chin had grown attached to her character and was concerned about losing touch with it if there were long breaks between filming.
Chin noted, however, that Shalin’s praise of her character’s portrayal brought her much relief and satisfaction, which kept her spirits up during the entire filming process.
“I would love to continue playing Shalin’s character in any potential sequels if given the chance.
“And if given the opportunity, I would love to play a similar role portraying our national badminton sporting heroes,” she said.
> Amid the rising cost of living, many are choosing to celebrate weddings on a modest scale.
For one couple, however, plans for a down-to-earth celebration were dashed after the parents wanted to have a grand occasion.
They were forced to take personal loans to make the occasion a reality, Kosmo! reported.
She also expressed disappointment at having to use her dowry to fund the wedding.
It was also reported that the bride’s parents arranged the function without her knowledge, and only asked her to settle the bill.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.