Lamba shot in three changes, a white flowing outfit being the most notable. "Anamika is a very special film. It is inspired by a book, a classic subject close to my heart. It is a timeless story and it's a privilege to be a part of it. It's a film which is magical in its journey," Minisha says. Which book has been the inspiration for the film? "I can't tell you now but maybe later..." Hmmmm...but you can at least let us know the author of that classic. "You are very smart...ha ha....so that you can find out the name of the book....ha ha" Uhm....never really thought about the smartness part....but if a pretty lady is saying it...must be true we guess. Hah!
Two heroines, one hero...is it a love triangle offerings scope for histrionics? "It's not a love triangle. I don't believe in histrionics, over the top emotions. I believe in subtlety and understatement as much as possible. It is much more complex in the relationships, complex in the dynamics and what are the things that can drive people apart. The film allowed us to shoot in locales which were majestic," says Minisha Lamba.
It was getting late in the night. Maybe time for one last crucial question. Music of Ananth Mahadevan's Aksar was super hit. Jhalak Dikhlaja is still a chartbuster and will remain so. But Himesh Reshammiya hasn't been repeated in Anamika (one of the first films Mahadevan started after Aksar). "Anu Malik is on board. It is a very inspired score. Five tracks. Each track has its own flavour," Mahadevan said preferring to say nothing on the man-with-the-cap.
It remains to be seen if Aksar magic is repeated with Anamika. As for this photoshoot, flashbulbs dimmed for the night. It was time for pack-up. Work done for the day...
The 30s and the Hotties
Karan Johar first cover shoot