She is only three years old in the industry but has already emerged as an actor of substance. For Minissha Lamba it’s good work that pays. She is romancing Ranbir Kapoor in BACHNA AE HASEENO. The actor speaks to our Correspondent on her role, career and future plansHi, how have you been? You sound excited.
I am good and yes, I am excited too. Come on! You know why.
Must be because you are opposite Ranbir in BACHNA AE HASEENO.
Well I play only one of his haseenas. But I am really excited because it’s a big film for me. From long time I have been waiting for such an offer to come my way and I really feel blessed and honoured.
Is it all because the film comes from Yash Raj banner?
Who wouldn’t have been…say? They are the biggest in India and for an actor like me who is only three years old in the industry it’s a big thing. I think my good work has finally paid for me and I will try and utilize this in the days to come.
So, you think this has been by far the biggest thing to happen in your career?
(Laughs) I have done quite a few films and whether all have worked or not my performance has been appreciated. That has always been a kind of satisfaction for me. But I have always believed in going slow and not losing patience. And that’s how this film happened.
So how was the entire experience of working with Yash Raj?
In one word awesome!! The best thing about the film was that it was a young team and we all had a ball. The film is a very sweet romantic film and that is what will draw the audience to the theatres. They are bound to enjoy it.
You play Mahi and that too a 17-year-old girl.
That was a sweet experience. I don’t play my age…a bit younger but I enjoyed a lot. I could relate to the character of Mahi. She is a sweet girl from Amritsar for whom love is a very pure thing. She is a perfect girl who always believes in love and life and wants a perfect married life filled with love. In fact everyone in this film one can relate to his or her own character. It’s a love story but touches upon reality and that is why one would like this film.
And what about Ranbir?
This is something I keep on telling that Ranbir is an ideal co-star… someone who despite coming from a family of stars does not throw attitude and that’s because he knows his work and is extremely talented. And moreover he is a thorough gentleman. (Smiles)
Okay that sounds great but at the same time you also have a strict competition given that Deepika Padukone and Bipasha Basu are also there?
I don’t think so… (Laughs) and I don’t think even they would think so. It was a great team and we have great friendship. I have worked with Bipsaha earlier in CORPORATE and she is the same, gorgeous and loveable as always. So is Deepika. Though we don’t have much of screen time together but we all had great fun during the shoot of the music video… Have you checked that out? You must. You will see Ranbir getting beaten up by all his haseenas. It was complete fun.
It’s seems that you are really confident.
Yes, I am confident as well as excited. I am looking forward to a great success story in the form of BACHNA AE HASEENO.
So you are happy the way you have come up as an actor?
Oh yes. So far it has been great. I am really happy.
But you have only one film in hand after this…
It’s KIDNAP and you are right. That’s it but I don’t have any problems because I am getting offers and it’s up to me which one will I consider because I only do something which I enjoy. My last film SHAURYA too did pretty well. So, I have that faith in myself.
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