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Sophie replaces Mandira in Alibaug

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By: Subhash K. Jha, IndiaFM
Monday, May 21, 2007
Sophie, so good ! Overnight, veejay Sophie Chowdhary replaced Mandira Bedi in Sanjay Gupta's Alibaug. Reasons given include date hassles due to Mandira's cricket commitments.

"It was almost overnight," Sophie chuckles. "I landed from abroad in the morning. And by evening the role was mine."

Sophie's trying to make a movie career for herself. Last year she was a part Pyar Ke Side Effects. "This year there are more movies. I'll be seen in Anant Mahadevan's Agar, Vikram Bhatt's Speed and of course Sanjay Gupta's Alibaug. I've known Gupta for many years now. He has watched me grow in my career through the various things that I've done. I remember how excited he was about Alibaug from last year when he first thought of making it. I flew in from abroad last week. The same evening I was doing a role in Alibaug. Kismat ki baat hai. I play a character called Nisha, a very strong independent woman ...quite the way the way I am in real life. Being a veejay and singer I can bring a lot of camera-friendliness to my character."

Laughs Sophie, "The character in Alibaug is so much like me it isn't funny. And I've to tell you I'm the youngest actor in Alibaug."

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