Copyright © 2020 Urban Asian Inc. All Rights Reserved. So, is acting still the priority, or is it poker? As a performing artist, she is always doing something or other. But seven years ago, I learnt poker at a Diwali party and got hooked. Poker in India When asked about the Indian poker market, she excitedly talked about the increasing number of women playing the game. News for the next era, not just the next hour. You probably know Minissha Lamba, the actor, but do you know Minissha Lamba, the poker player?
Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The Bollywood beauty has stepped into the world of Poker Tournaments and has introduced herself as a semi-professional poker player. She made her debut with Yahaan (2005). In 2017, she played her first international tournament, participating in WPT500 Aria Poker Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada, as a celebrity pro for Adda52, India’s largest online poker and card games site. Just this year, poker professional Muskan Sethi was honoured by the President of India in collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Child Development for her success in a traditionally male-dominated field of sports. And it’s not gambling. Our emails are made to shine in your inbox, with something fresh every morning, afternoon, and weekend. Most people in India prefer playing high stakes cash, however making the switch from a high stakes cash player to tournament player is not so easy, as Lamba explained. She has put in hours of work into improving her strategies and preparing herself for the world of tournament poker. Years of playing experience and her switch to tournament poker has Lamba yearning to make a possible career out of it. Since then, she has not only been engrossed in the poker world, but she has also dedicated time and energy into improving her game.
If I sign something binding, then that will become the priority. Quartz is owned by Uzabase, the business intelligence and media company. It’s mostly still young people. Photo by World Poker Tour / CC BY-SA 2.0 Caption: Minissha Lamba at WPT500 @ Aria Season 16 From High Stakes Cash to Tournament Poker. I’m an instinctive player. A few of Lamba’s friends learned to play poker in the United States and taught her the basics of the game. Of keeping a low profile on the films front, Minissha said that her career in Bollywood took back seat after she did not receive the 'roles she would have liked to do' and added that that she'll return when she's offered a 'role which surprises her.'.
Yet so far. Since then, Lamba has made an appearance in some of the country’s renowned tournaments like Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) in Goa and the India Poker Championship, where she was placed fourth in the 15K Weekend Kickoff Tournament in 2011. Also, once you’re wearing the team gear and playing, there’s more responsibility. This year, she’s back there. True to her word, Minissha has always prioritized the content of her project rather than the medium, or doing any random film to maintain visibility in the media circle. For movies, I would love to do interesting characters. She loves poker for its surprising element which, even after years of playing the different formats of poker, can make one feel that they don’t really know the game at all. Currently, Lamba has her toes dipped in theatre and television. Enjoy! And few women travel and play but hopefully, that will change. The community is growing a lot. It’s an equaliser. See Pic, BJP's Free Vaccine Promise Shows It's Discriminatory Nature: Sanjay Raut, Maharashtra Man Cuts Birthday Cakes With Sword, Arrested: Police, Covid, Wind, Hitler: Key Points From Final US Presidential Debate, To Birthday Girl Malaika, With Love From BFF Kareena And Sister Amrita, This website follows the DNPA Code of Ethics, Minissha Lamba has starred in films like Bachna Ae Haseeno and Yahaan, She will return to films when offered a role which 'surprises' her, Minissha recently participated in World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. It doesn’t have to be either-or. Below are edited excerpts from Quartz’s conversation with Lamba. My favourite tournament is DPT because that’s where I started and have played the most. I stumbled upon acting when I did an ad with Shoojit Sircar and he offered me Yahaan (2005). I’ve stumbled upon everything in life. Right now, I am just waiting for that role which surprises me and then I will be all in." How did you get into acting? Post was not sent - check your email addresses!