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It's not new for South Indian actors to cross language barriers and enter the international zone of Hindi film industry. The gaudy town allures more and more South Indian talents and itself gets enriched with enhancing glitz and glam. Thus we have names like Sri Devi, Hema Malini, Jayapradha and the likes of them. And the number is increasing with elapsing time.
But there are few, who, even in this era of power loomed Bollywood, do not give any extra bhav to Bollywood. Noted dancer and actor Sobhana is one such personality.
Sobhana started her filmy career in South with the film Champarathi in 1972 and till now she has to her credit a total of more than 250 southee flicks. But in comparison she has a mere number of two Hindi films namely Mitr - My Friend and Apna Asmaan. And now with Priyadarshan's current flick Mere Baap Pehle Aap she is doing her hat-trick in Hindi film.
The demanded yet aloof lady Sobhana came to Mumbai for her dance show on 30th August and the required publicity for the Priyan flick that's running on restlessly. On the promotional occasion of Mere Baap Pehle Aap, the lady doing hat-trick, Sobhana, says, "I did those two Hindi films because of their social subject. But I am doing this film (Mere Baap...) because and only because of Priyadarshan. This film has nothing to do with social issues. But you can include the name in social films as making people laugh is also better for the society."
The funny side of the matter is albeit the film is comedy, Sobhana's character is quite serious and she is not ready to clear the cloud a bit from her character before the film is released. Her track is attached to that of Naseeruddin Shah who is playing father to Shikha i.e. the character of Genelia.
Though Sobhana doesn't believe in language discrimination, her Hindi is really poor and at the same time she is not ready, like other heroines, to learn Hindi to work in Bollywood. It may not be possible to know from the audience about how they miss Sobhna in Hindi flicks but it's not tough to know about Sobhana's reaction about her roles in Hindi industry. And it's very clear that she is not at all worried about her career in Bollywood.