Amisha Patel has every right to be pleased. The actress who began her cinematic career way back in 2000 with two super hit films, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai and Gadar, has brought herself a lot of commercial success but it's the critical acclaim she's desperately waiting for. So, will Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic cast a magical spell in her acting career? We find out in a quick fire chat with the actress.
With Saif giving Thoda Pyaar, Rani giving Thoda Magic, what Thoda will you be throwing in the film?
I will be throwing a bit of Pyaar and Magic both because you need someone to handle both the things pretty well.
How was your first ever experience of working with Yash Raj Films?
Wow! Can you believe it! My first with Yash Raj Films. I was on cloud nine when I got a call to work for this film. I was also excited to work with Kunal Kohli for the first time, Saif too and Rani, with whom I have worked in Mangal Pandey. But more than anything else, it was my role which impressed me the most because it was a challenging and a qualitative role. It's a character which the audiences will least expect me to play. Can't tell you much though because we all know how Yash Raj works.
Are you paired opposite Saif in the film because an angel like Rani cannot fall in love?
I cannot tell you that. You will have to see the film to find out your answer.
What about the promos? Is it a deliberate attempt not to be showing you in the promos of TPTM for couple of weeks?
Well, the much of me starts today in the promos and by the time you submit your interview, it will already be viewed by millions on the television. But yes, we had kept my clippings nearing the release for the simple reason that the less exposure my character (Mallaika) gets, the better for the film, because I am the surprise package of the film and the team did not want the charm to fade away. But I'm sure the curiosity factor will always remain to see why Amisha isn't shown in the promos. Don't worry fans...now she is.
The music of the film suffered quite a bit because of the IPL matches. And even after that, it isn't performing as per the expectations. Any idea why?
I don't know what information you have but the first two days of the release of the music of TPTM, it was sold out. I personally love the music of the film and there is a special reason for it too. I loved the song I shot under water in the film called 'Lazy Lamhe'. It's a fabulous song for which I had to learn scuba diving lessons. It's the first song in the history of Indian cinema to be lip synced under water and it was very difficult to sing too. It took fifteen days for that song to be finished. So it was like an achievement for us. I bet people are going to love it when they see it.
We have seen your association with kids right from your first film. How was the experience with them now in TPTM?
You are right, I did interact with kids in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, my debut film. It was a pleasurable experience because they were so disciplined and well behaved and really good actors, which surprised me even though I am supposed to be the surprise package in the film. Ha!
Why aren't we seeing much of Amisha Patel now-a-days on the big screen?
Because I've chosen to work only on TPTM after Bhool Bhulaiyaa and now as I've finished with this film, I am working on two other projects - Chatur Singh Two Star with Sanjay Dutt and Do Lucky with Tusshar Kapoor. I want to do less but concentrated work, so I can really give my everything to the role.