Wednesday, July 19, 2006
New Delhi (UNI): French actress Mylene Jampanoi would surely be the subject of envy of thousands of girls in India today! Being the heartthrob and wife of model-turned-actor Milind Soman, the object of affection of many women in India, is after all no ordinary thing. Talking to UNI here, Mylene, who married Milind at a private function in Mumbai two days ago, said it was the warmth and affectionate nature of the actor that drew her towards him during the making of Pan Nalin's Valley of Flowers, the opening film at this year's Asian Film Festival, which began in the capital yesterday.
''Milind is a wonderful and understanding person. I have never met a man like him,'' she says. Mylene and Milind fell in love during the shooting of Valley of Flowers. It was Mylene who, during a recent visit to Goa first proposed to Milind for marriage. They immediately decided to marry. The marriage, she said, at Mumbai was a low key affair.
Now that they have married, Valley of Flowers will always remain a special experience for Mylene and Milind. ''Working in Valley of Flowers will always remain special for me. Firstly, it was my first experience with India (the bulk of the film was shot in Laddakh) and its people. Secondly, it was during the film that I met Milind. I hope both the relationships (with Milind as well as with India) will last a long, long time,''she said. For Milind too, working in Valley of Flowers is special because ''firstly it is my first international film (the film is a joint collaboration between India, France and Germany) and secondly I met my wife on the sets of the film.''
She may be in love with India but Mylene has no desire to work in Bollywood films. ''Though I love Bollywood films, I do not see myself working in them. I prefer to work in French films. Infact, it would be lovely to have Milind too work in a French film,'' he said. After Valley of flowers, Mylene is working in a Chinese film and will soon be doing a French film.