Thursday, July 27, 2006
Success of her movie Krissh has not changed actress Priyanka Chopra as a human being. She has some plump projects in hand from Farhan Akhtar's Don to Nikhil Advan's Salaam-e-Ishq. Here she speaks about her next release Aap Ki Khatir.
Tell us about your next film Aap Ki Khatir?
The title itself suggests that this movie is a romantic comedy. It's a family drama. Story of a girl called Anu Khanna. Aap Ki Khatir is a story of two step sisters and about their relationships. This is a light hearted film for everyone.
Tell us something about your role and what interested you to go for this role?
I am playing Anu Khanna. She is one chilled out girl, who pretends to be mature but she is not. I like my character and then the script of this movie. My role is of a simple girl, which is something that we hardly get to play in films.
How was it working with Akshaye Khanna?
Akshaye is an easy going, chilled out guy. But at the same time he is unpredictable, sometimes he is scary. He is moody but a spontaneous actor, which made me easy to work with him.
How is Dharmesh Darshan as a director?
I have not worked with him earlier; this is my first film with him. It's been a wonderful experience as I learnt lot of things from him. The only difference between the Darshan brothers (Suneel and Dharmesh Darshan) is their subject. Dharmeshji deals with the intense subjects as compare to Suneelji. But this is for the first time Dharmeshji is working on a light subject.
What is USP of this film?
Its star cast and off course Himesh Reshmmiya. Aap Ki Khatir will be the first light hearted comedy by Dharmesh Darshan.
Tell us something about its music?
Music has been done by Himesh Reshmmiya. He is on career high these days. He has done a wonderful job. All the songs are good. If I have to choose one song then I would say the title track is my favorite.
How was the whole experience of Aap Ki Khatir like?
It's been a wonderful experience of working with the stars like Suniel Shetty, Akshay Khanna and Anupam Kher. We all get along well. We all have worked as a team and the amazing fact is that the film has been completed only in 45 days.
From your first movie to Aap Ki Khatir, how much growth do you see in yourself?
I have grown as an actor, as a professional and also as a human being. It's been only three years in the industry now. I had never thought that I would be an actress as I had never taken it seriously. But now I have grown in age with sense of maturity and experience. I think I am more serious about my work now than I was then.
On a parting note, what are your future projects?
Don will be the next release after Aap Ki Khatir. Then there is Nikhil Advani's Salaam-E-Ishq.