Riya Sen has been looking for an image change and the girl has struck the right chord now as she will be donning a nine-yard Maharashtrian sari in Gemini Studios' forthcoming film Zor Lagaa Ke...Haiya,in which she plays a village belle, a construction worker in the film. Riya Sen grabbed the role with both hands as she says, "I always wanted to play a village belle".
Producer Kartikeya Talreja says, "Riya was a bit reluctant, but when we explained to her how it will be a good change for her, she agreed to do the film."
Did she meet some construction workers to learn their mannerisms and behaviour? "I have seen them all my life", Riya says.
With Zor Lagaa Ke...Haiya, Gemini Studios is entering feature film production. The film, now nearing completion, is produced by Kartikeya Talreja and written and directed by Girish Girija Joshi. It features Mithun Chakraborty, Mahesh Manjrekar, Seema Biswas, Riya Sen, Sachin Khedekar, Raj Zutshi and Gulshan Grover with five kids - Meghan Jadhav, Ashwin Chitale, Ayeshka Kaduskar, Ritwik Tyagi and Hardik S.Thakkar - playing stellar roles. Music by Bapi-Tutul, lyrics by Amitabh Verma and cinematography by Hari add to the credits.