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Monday, June 05, 2006
The sexy siren of Bollywood, Bipasha Basu was apprehensive about comedies. Soon after some serious dramas, Bipasha is all set to make people laugh with her forthcoming film Phir Hera Pehri. A sequel to Hera Pheri, she plays the character of Anuradha that Tabu played in the original. Here, she talks about her role and experience of Phir Hera Pheri.
What is Phir Hera Pheri about?
Well, as the name suggests, it is the sequel to Hera Pheri. Hera Pheri was a cult film. This one's going to be a classic comedy. Being a sequel, this has gone one step ahead. It's a total mad riot. People will be falling off their chairs when they see this film. A lot has happened in the lives of these three characters. New characters have also been added. The film revolves around money. A man needs to acquire money. And in the process, various characters come in the picture. Total havoc is created!
What is your role in the movie?
My character is Anuradha, but I am the complete opposite of what Tabu was in the first part. She has a couple of fun shades to her. She is a con artist of sorts. I am paired opposite Suniel Shetty. Anuradha also participates in the chase for money!
What interested you to take up this movie?
I wanted to be a part of this fun film. It will be one of my first films which I'll watch many times. When I was offered this role, I just wanted to be a part of such a good comedy. It's a film that you cannot be embarrassed about! You would want to keep watching it. It's definitely got the repeat value because it makes you laugh! That's the reason I did it.
How was it working with the trio of Akshay, Suniel and Paresh?
Well, Akshay was my first co star. And Suniel Shetty has been a producer and co star in the past. Paresh Rawal was great fun. He is so unassuming and quiet. He gives his one liners even when we are not shooting. They all have such great chemistry. They have done lots of films together. So the chemistry is quite evident on the set even when they are not shooting. They are going to make you laugh all the time. I had some apprehensions earlier. Now we know each other so well! They are very good people to work with. It was fun.
How was the atmosphere on sets?
It was crazy. Everyone was trying something or the other. There were lots of pranks. They tried silly pranks on me all the time. But I really did not fall for them most of the times! I am used to these kind of tricks. I have worked with Sunil and Akshay in the past. So I was safe that way. It was a great working environment.
What do think of the music of the film?
The music is done by the most popular music director of today's time, Himesh Reshmmiya. He has definitely given foot tapping numbers to a lot of films. He has done the same with Phir Hera Pheri. What I like about the music is that they have kept the comical parts through the songs! They are funny and foot tapping. It's a nice mix.
After No Entry, this is your second comedy film. Do you think comedy is more difficult to handle?
When you have a good director and a good set of co stars, then it's easy. Of course, you need good timing and need to be comfortable with yourself. You can't have any kind of inhibitions while doing comedy. One should just completely let go and do the character! So yes, it is a little difficult.
What comes to your mind when we say Phir Hera Pheri?
The first thing that comes to my mind is Hera Pheri. I feel these boys are coming back again. I am also excited to see them again! I am actually like the audience who wants to watch this film.
Lastly, have you done any Hera Pheri in your life?
No, I am a very simple girl! There is no hera pheri in my life.