Monday, March 05, 2007
Yuvika Choudhary is one lucky girl. The former Zee Cine stars ki khoj contestant, seen in various commercials, the Zee serial Astitva, a music video with Himesh Reshammiya and a Telegu film, has recently made it to the Bollywood big league. She has been signed by none other than Farah Khan to star in her next biggie Om Shanti Om, alongside Shah Rukh Khan, Shreyas Talpade, Arjun Rampal and the very promising supermodel turned actress Deepika Padukone.
"Farah told me that she had watched me right from the start of Zee Cinestars Ki Khoj and loved me throughout. Then she saw me in the Coke ad with Kunal Kapoor. It was kind of shocking to get a call from her. She asked me whether I would like to be in the movies and that she has a role for me. There was no audition", reveals the perky youngster. She can't contain her excitement. "At the moment I am so happy, I can't even explain the feeling. It was such a pleasant surprise", she says.
She admits the story of the big budget film has been kept under tight wraps. "I can't reveal much about the role and the story, not until I start shooting. I can just say that I am playing a young girl", states the cherubic looking girl.
So has she met producer Shah Rukh and the rest of the cast members? "Yes, I went and met Shah Rukh. It was obviously a heady feeling. I know Deepika from before because of the modelling connection. I met the rest after the shoot started last month...It's been great", reveals Yuvika. How are the preparations like? "I think I should start preparing now. I am very regular with my workouts. But I am not doing dance classes. It is sure that there is going to be a lot of song and dance. I guess I will do some serious homework now", she laughs. Her life is completely focused on this film at the moment. She shies away from talking about the tiffs between her and her seniors (including Niki Aneja) in Astitva, that were widely highlighted. It was even said that she quit Astitva because of these issues.
"I would let bygones be bygones. If they spoke out their mind and thought me to be something, let it be. I didn't want to waste my name in fighting and giving clarifications. I would rather concentrate on and let my work speak. If I said then, that I wanted to do films, I was serious. Now everyone knows that I meant what I said", she says candidly.
Undoubtedly the girl is sure of herself. "My parents are very happy but they are not bragging me or something. I want to give this film my best shot. Even My South films are postponed because of this project.I believe it's going to be a super duper hit. I want to do good work in the film. My positive attitude towards life has stood by me and I hope it will do so later too", she signs off. Indeed it has, and it is likely to achieve more for her in the future.