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Sameera Reddy on <i>Naksha</i>

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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Tell us about Naksha?
Naksha is an adventure film that has everything - love angle, comedy, mystery and lots of actions. Kids are definitely going to love the film. So it's a good mix of everything.

Give a gist of the film.
I won't like to talk much about the film now because then you won't enjoy it. But it is surely one film that'll keep you on the edge of your seat. Every moment is exciting and you won't get a bored at all.

What is your character in the film?
In this film, I play a TV journalist who is also doing a travel show and she gets stuck in the middle of a jungle while shooting one of the episodes. In the beginning she gets very scared since she is a Bombay girl stuck who is stuck in a jungle with two strangers. But then later she gets along well with the two guys (Sunny and Viveik) as she has no other option and then she becomes a part of this whole mystery.

How difficult was it to portray the character of a journalist?
I would say it was quite difficult for me to play a journalist. There is one shot when I have buffaloes all around me and I'm the show presenter and I have to handle the camera and also the questions that I had to remember. So, it was so much of hard work and effort.

How was it working with Sunny Deol and Viveik Oberoi?
I would say Sunny and Viveik are the best costars to work with because during all the stunts, they were my rocks of strength. Whenever I used to be scared, they used to always be there. Viveik always kept playing pranks on me while Sunny was a reserved and quiet types but he is also a very fun person, especially during the song.

What kind of pranks did Viveik play?
Well Viveik used to take my cell phone from the spot boy and he used to send messages to people like the director, the dance master and others on sets saying "I love you" and everybody used to give me this look. And I used to wonder why these people looked at me like this. So, Viveik put me into a lot of trouble but it was fun.

Which is your favorite song in the film?
My favorite song in the film is 'You and I'. The song has Punjabi beats and also rap mix. So, I think the college kids are going to like it and also the Punjabi audiences.

You did your own stunts in this film?
Yes, I've done the stunts in the film myself. It was a little difficult and I was scared but Sunny and Viveik helped me a lot; they were very sweet to me. So, I'm sure when the audiences see the film, they'll surely notice the hard work that we have put in it and that's what matters.

Tell us about the director of the film.
This is the first film of Sachin Bajaj as a director but while working with him, I never felt that he was a first time director. He was clear and focused about what he wanted. I really appreciate that. It was a pleasure to work with him.

What is the USP of this film?
I think the film is very different. The Mystery, the Naksha (map) around which the story revolves, the action, everything makes a lot of sense. Even the songs are situational and are very much in sync with the film. Also, I like the fact that it is very well made and it has a good story. And, these are the kind of films that work today.

Your future projects.
I'm doing a film called Fool and Final which is going to be a multi-starer comedy and its lot of fun. I'm working with Shahid Kapoor and Sunny Deol again. After that I have Benaam with Ajay Devgan coming up by the end of the year. Then there is Ghulami, in which I'm playing a dacoit and that is going to be a very different role. So, for 2006, this is what I have coming up.

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