With K-Pop and the Hallyu Wave taking over the West, it was just a matter of time before we saw the craze in our very own Indian entertainment industry. With Indian fans taking up a majority of K-Pop fandoms from PSY to BTS, we have often experienced pleasantly surprising interactions. We had Tiger Shroff showing his love for EXO’s Kai with the ‘Peaches’ TikTok challenge and ‘Poori Gal Baat’ to Shreya Lenka aka Sriya becoming the first Indian K-pop idol by joining Blackswan. And now actress Anushka Sen is set to make her K-drama and K-film debut.
Back in 2019 and again in 2021, Bae Suzy caught everyone’s eye as rumors cropped up that she would star in a South Indian film. While we are still waiting for that to come to fruition, The Korean industry is now tapping into Indian talent. In April 2022, Anushka Sen, a TV actress shared with Hindustan Times that she had signed with a Korean agency and that she was excited about the opportunity which was made possible thanks to her Korean fans. Sen is known for her roles in popular Hindi shows like ‘Baalveer’, ‘Jhansi Ki Rani’ and the reality show ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’.
While her Korean projects are pretty hush-hush, Anushka Sen revealed that she has been cast in a web drama, as well as a Korean film. The projects are well underway as the 19-year-old actress has already entered South Korea as she announced it on Instagram on May 28. Fans are getting a glimpse of Sen’s travels in Incheon and Seoul as she seems to be enjoying herself from visiting traditional Korean Hanoks (houses built in the Joseon era) to wearing a Hanbok (traditional Korean dress)!