Friday, September 01, 2006
Naghma's younger sister Jyotika is getting married to Tamil star, Surya, at the Ramanathan Chettiyar Hall in Chennai, on September 11, 2006.
The guest list comprises film industry bigwigs, VIPs, politicians and the glitterati. The event will be followed by a reception the following day at the Chennai Park Sheraton.
Jyotika and Surya have acted together in films like Kakka Kakka, Perazhagan and Mayaavi besides having debuted together in Poovellam Kaettupaar.
In a chat with HiTLIST, Naghma talks about being excited about her little sister's shaadi, learning nine languages and her films at hand.
So, your baby sister is getting married.
I am very excited and happy for Jyotika. We had always known that she would marry Surya. They worked together for their first film. Their friendship started from there and soon turned into love. They were waiting for the right moment to formalise their relationship. Now they want to be life partners and there is nothing more special than that.
Your impression of the dulhe raja?
He's a great guy, very simple, down to earth and well-mannered. We had a small Ganpati puja in Chennai on August 27, which was attended by Surya's family and ours. This was when the families met for the first time.
What's the guest list like?
Jayalalitha (the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu), Rajnikanth, Chiranjeevi, Kamal Hassan as well as the whole south film industry will be coming. Priyadarshan is shooting in Chennai for Bhaagam Bhaag with Govinda and Akshay Kumar and we have invited them all.
The reception, to be held the next day, will be attended by the youngsters of the south film industry.
Tell us about the bride's and your outfits?
Jyotika will be wearing a light, bubblegum-pink gold Kanjeevaram saree, while I will be wearing a reddish pink one to match my ruby-and-diamond jewellery set. But for the reception on September 12, both of us will be wearing Indo-western clothes.
When will we hear your wedding bells?
I am not hell-bent on getting married. If I have to get married, I will. But if I don't, I won't be shattered. Unless you are dead sure about your guy, you shouldn't get married. I am still waiting for my Mr Right to come. Marriage is an institution I would like to get into, but only if I find the perfect man.
Recently there was a controversy where you were linked to Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kissen... I wouldn't like to comment on the matter. At the proper time, I will make an announcement.
Have you invited him for Jyotika's wedding?
What are the films you are doing at the moment?
I have completed the Punjabi film - Ek Jind Ek Jaan. I have learnt nine languages, so I want to do films in all languages. I am doing lots of Bhojpuri films, Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu's, Abtavanjasajahanva Hamaar, Ganga with Mr Bachchan, Saroj Khan's debut venture, Dil Tohar Deewana Ho Gayeal, Raja Thakur with Shatrughan ji, GP Sippy's Maai Tadosmaaihaden and Prem Yudh. On the Hindi film front, I am in the process of signing a very big period thriller. I am getting to do a variety of roles with content, so I am satisfied.
Why were you missing from Hindi films for so long?
I have never planned on my career. I took a break as I was teaching Art of Living to people. I had learnt it in 1995 and after teaching for four years I got back to films. Now I am getting good film offers that I can't resist taking up.