been no major release after 'Pukar', save for that popular
dance number 'Tun Tunak Tun' in 'Hera Pheri.' What's next?
I've got a big release in D.Rama Naidu's 'Aaghaaz-The
Beginning.' It's a great role
the role about?
this young, vivacious, bubbly girl called Geethika Rajan.
She's this girl with a care-a-damn attitude and is full of
life. Until, she meets Govind, played by Sunil Shetty. That's
when her attitude to life changes and she understands what
love is. The character has lots of dimensions to it
'Aaghaaz…' already stars Sushmita Sen and Suman Ranganathan.
So, where do you fit in?
you'll just have to watch the film to find out where I fit in.
Actually, Suman has a special appearance and Sushmita plays a
cop in flashback. But, Geethika is the one who helps Govind
get through the trials and tribulations in his life
kind of creative satisfaction did 'Aaghaaz' offer you?
entry in the film is with a song and after that there is this
scene with Anupamji (Kher). This is my first film with him. He
plays my dad in the film and he is a man one can learn a
tremendous lot from. We share this really touching scene,
which I really enjoyed. The film is full of these little
things with co-actors, whether it is Sunil Shetty, who is a
blast on and off the sets or Ramaji
'Hera Pheri,' you must have been offered a whole lot of cameo
you wouldn't believe it. I've had offers pouring in by the
dozen. It's just these dance sequence. But, I have had to say
'No'. In fact, I was offered a special song in 'Dhai Akshar
Prem Ke.' But, I had to turn that down. Same goes for another
sequence in Rajkumar Santoshi's 'Lajja.' I think, Sonali
(Bendre) is doing both of them. I had also signed a film in
the South with Chiranjeevi. So, I had absolutely no dates
did you feel the need to turn them down? It means easy
popularity and extra mileage, right?
it does. But see, I don't want people to say, 'Haan, dance
karana hai, Namrata ko bulao'. It's very easy to get branded
here. My priority remains good roles. Once in a while, it's
ok. Like when I heard, 'Tun Tunak Tun' with Ahmad Khan, I was
quite charged. So, the song, the maker and everything matter
quite a bit. I need to assess how the song would benefit me in
the long run