Monday, February 26, 2007
If you are wondering where the sultry actress Vidya Malvade has disappeared, well your search ends here. She will soon be seen in Chak De India along with Shah Rukh Khan. The film is produced by Yash Raj camp and directed by Shimit Amin (of Ab Tak Chhappan fame).
Vidya is quite excited about the film and says, "It has been an absolute pleasure working for the film. Yash Raj films are too good they have their own supplies and know where to put them right". So how did she bag a role with the prestigious Yash Raj Banner? "The casting director and Mr. Aditya Chopra were looking for my character for a long time and then they saw me on my show on Zoom TV and decided to cast me in the film. Further she states, "My character is very simple and underplayed, she is someone who you won't give a second look."
My character in 'Chak De India' is someone who you won't give a second look.
The film will see Vidya playing the character of a hockey player and Shah Rukh as the coach. "We went through intense training for 9 months for the role and whenever we weren't training we were shooting, it was quite hectic." Ask her about Shah Rukh and like anybody would say she too is full of praise for the actor. "Shah Rukh is amazing and so involved. He has charm oozing out of his sleeves and everywhere else. The first time he met the girls everyone loved him. Thankfully I had worked with him earlier in an ad film but working in a movie is different. He is always there and so down to earth."
So with the theme of a coach training an all woman hockey team doesn't it remind of the Hollywood blockbuster Bend It Like Beckhem? Ask Vidya on any inspirations and she reverts, "Well it's a sports film and most of the sports films are alike. But we also have a little back story to it. Regarding the resemblance to Bend It Like Beckhem I am just going to shut up. People are just writing what they 'want' to write and I am just smiling reading at those stories"
Vidya will also be seen in another film being directed by Amit Saxena who debuted with the John Abraham - Bipasha Basu thriller Jism, 4 years back. The film is titled Take 2 where Vidya is cast alongside Shiney Ahuja and Karan Oberoi. The final schedule of Take 2 has begun, "There are only 10-15 days of shooting left for the film and as soon as we get the dates in place it will take off. I play two characters one opposite Shiney and the other opposite Karan. The film has a very interesting story line; it's a take off on the Hollywood film called 'Sliding Doors'. After the first 10 - 15 minutes of the film it splits into two, that's how I play two characters. It's really beautiful as both the characters have their journey and come and meet again in the end. The assimilation is really nice when the characters meet again. Amit has done a fantastic job and is visually shot very well. And people who have seen the rushes say that I have done well so I am very glad."
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