Thursday, July 13, 2006
She began her career with Priyadarshan's movie Hungama and became one of his favorite actresses. After that the Bong babe went onto work with big banners like Yashraj, B.R. Chopra, Firoz Nadiadwala and UTV. She was last seen in the hit film Phir Hera Pheri and now she is all set to sizzle in her forthcoming film Golmaal. Here's a one on one exclusive chat with Rimmi Sen.
Tell us about Golmaal
Golmaal is about these four nalayak guys, who stay at an old couple's place. I am their neighbor, who is a frequent visitor to their place. These four guys are behind me and try to woo me. However, there is no serious romantic angle in the film as they just try to flirt with me.
What made you to sign up for this film?
I always wanted to work with Ajay Devgan and Rohit Shetty.
How did you bag this movie?
I was supposed to do a film with Ashtavinayak (producers). I had signed one project for them but it didn't happen. Then this project came along and they called me for this film.
How is Rohit Shetty as a director?
I always wanted to work with him ever since I saw his first film Zameen. I feel he is technically a very smart director. He is a very sensible guy to work with and has got a lot of patience. He never shouts at anyone and respects everyone. Basically he is a very cool kind of a person and I would love to work with him again.
How was it working with your co-stars; Ajay, Arshad, Tusshar and Sharman?
Well, Ajay is a prankster and if he wouldn't be there in the film then Golmaal would be a damn boring film. I am very comfortable working with him. I have worked with many senior actors before but I was never so comfortable with anyone except Ajay. I was his partner in pranks that he used to play on everyone. But when it comes to work, he is very serious and professional. My other co-stars Arshad, Sharman and Tusshar are like young guys. We all were like young college students and all of us had fun.
How was the whole experience of Golmaal like?
Golmaal will always be a special film for me because I enjoyed a lot with the rest of the cast and crew. The unit was so good that everyone came down with their families. I never felt like I am working for a movie, rather I always felt that I am working for a home production.
Tell us something about the music.
The music is by Vishal-Shekhar and is wonderful. My favorite song is Golmaal Golmaal. Though I have got only one song in the film, I love it.
What is the USP of the film?
I think its story line is very interesting.
Golmaal is Rohit's first comedy film. Do you think he could pull off his change of genre from his first film?
I feel if a director is good then nothing is impossible for him. He can make action as well as a comedy film too. He is intelligent enough to work on any interesting subject. His interaction with an actor is so well that he can easily take out the skills out of an actor. He is more like a friend. Give any subject to him and he will make a brilliant film out of it.
You have been called as one of the favorite artist of filmmaker Priyadarshan; how is your experience so far?
Priyanji is my teacher. I had never imagined that I'll get an opportunity to work with him at the early stage of my career. I'll always be very thankful to him for giving me such an opportunity. He is a very nice person to work with.
What kinds of roles you are looking forward to?
There is no specific role as such. I will go for any interesting role that comes my way. I have done quite a few comedy films now but I don't want to go for them again.
Most of your films are multi-starrers. Don't you think there are more chances of getting overshadowed by your co-stars in the film?
No, of course not! In fact multi-starrer films are safe and that's the reason I am doing it. Unfortunately, my other forthcoming films will not be multi-starrers. I am in the process of signing movies that I would not like to discuss now but once they are confirmed, I will announce them.