By: Screen Weekly, IndiaFM
Monday, September 17, 2007
Bhairavi Goswami is a model-turned-theatre actor whose brief appearance in Bheja Fry turned out to be her ticket to fame. The bombshell has three more funny films on the floors.
Bhairavi claims that her face inspires comedy, “It is something to do with my face, my lips or eyes, perhaps. But even the eight plays I have featured in over the past five years were all comedies," she elaborates. Many of her plays including Liar, Vagina dialogues and Tea Coffee or Me had a run of over 100 shows.
Bheja Fry director, Sagar Ballary spotted her in a play and then cast her in the famous nymphomaniac role in his debut venture. “Hey, tharki doesn"t really mean nymphs… it is more like crazy or idiotic," she gets defensive. No denying though, that the two-scene role brought her into the limelight. She"s delighted about blogs praising her despite “the presence of stalwarts like Sarika, Rajat Kapoor and Neeraj Pathak."
Bhairavi says she is glad that she thumbed down films like Shaadi Ka Laddoo and Naughty Boy, I don"t want to play a dumb beauty in sex comedies," she asserts. So when she finally debuted with a brief role in Bheja Fry, it was because she just “loved the script and was floored by the vision of the director". And she fell in place with her experienced co-stars, “within 10 minutes we were all like a family," says the glam Goswami.
She plays Anupam Kher"s secretary in Karan Razdan"s forthcoming venture, Mr Bhatti Ki Chhutti. It"s an out-and-out comedy and the face that she gets to co-star talented Kher was reason enough for Bhairavi to play Kher"s “secretary-cum-girlfriend whom he takes along to London". She"s absolutely fired up about matching her histrionics with Kher.
In Rahul Kapoor"s soon-to-release kiddies flick, My Daddy Strongest shot across the theme parks and picturesque beaches across UK, she plays the scheming, Jenny who wants to steal scientist Kumar Gaurav"s secret formula and get rich. “Shooting with 20-30 kids throughout was by no means easy. Kumar would be so controlled and composed quite unlike me," she admits.
In Ballary"s children"s film, Kachcha Limboo, for which she"s currently shooting, she plays the glamorous school teacher on whom her 10-year-old student has a crush. Reportedly, her role is akin to that of Sushmita Sen"s in Main Hoon Na. “Attractive and well-dressed," is how she describes her look. Even though it is her second film with children, she confesses that she has little patience with her cherubic co-stats," They are so restless and inconsistent, however they outscore us when it comes to spontaneity," she adds.
Her hidden talent is her culinary expertise, “Looking at me people cannot believe that there is a domestic bone in me but I am a great cook," she reveals. Her Thai green curry and Balinese red chicken curry is something to smack lips at, she says.
This blazing Scorpion has a penchant for red dresses; she has as many as “two dozen" of them! “Red is my colour!" she announces. “I like to dress sexy because it motivates you and shows yours body confidence." But she cautions that you should what you are comfortable in. “What"s use wearing a great dress with a constipated look?" she reasons.