Winning much applaud in comparison with the number of characters she
has played, Vidya Balan
is nowadays enjoying the height of success
where she is loved not only by audience but also by the entire
Bollywood. Letís have a look at what the Bollywood diva has to say
about her upcoming film Kismat Konnection
, her connection with Shahid and litt
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Q. How should you like to categorise Kismat Konnection?
Kismat Konnection is the film about two persons who have no idea
that they should become friends. Whenever they meet, they get into
fight with one or the other reason. But kismet had designed something
else for them. And in some way they forget about all the fights and
fall for each other. Actually itís very simple a story but the
freshness is quite unique to make it look different.
Q. What about your character in the film?
The name of my character in the film is Priya who is very positive
in every aspect. The backdrop of the film is Toronto. Raj (Shahid
Kapoor) loses interest on everything in his life but after meeting
Priya he gains his positive approach towards life back. The best thing
that my character has in this film is the love towards her life.
Q. How much does Vidya Balan believe in kismet?
Vidya believes in fate. I believe that whichever way and how much
hard we may try but the last decision is always taken by our kismet.
You may have come to meet me on behalf of your publication but believe
me, if we would never have met if we were not fated to meet.
Q. The film looks very young and fresh. If watched closely, we can find that the film has some resemblance with Jab We Met. What do you say about that?
I think we cannot compare between Jab We Met
and Kismat Konnection
, albeit those films were made at the same time. Kismat Konnection
was at the post production stage while Jab We Met
was released. Maybe you have enjoyed that film the same as you will do with Kismat Konnection
Q. Donít you think that your character does match with that of Kareena in Jab We Met? They both inject Shahid with positive approach in lifeÖ
You may have found similarities in our characters but I have played
it quite in a different way. Priya is much different from Geet and they
cannot be compared.
Q. Does the film carry the Aziz Mirza sign like his other films?
Yes, of course. Aziz uncle is such a director who prefers to show
the mass-feelings in any of films. The story may have the backdrop of
Toronto, the film has very common and general appeal. He is unique in
making the characters as well as the situations as simple as possible.
He prefers to feel the characters on acting them.
Q. How was the experience of working with him?
Every director has his own way of executing things but Aziz uncle is
quite unique in his own ways. One can find him happy all the while. No
one screams or create chaos on the set just because of his nature. And
you can find the impression of his nature in his films also. We spent
two months in Toronto without even feeling for a holiday.
Q. We have heard that you faced problems getting in tune with Shahid during the shooting of a dance.
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problem dancing with Hrithik and Shahid. Madhuri Dixit is a different
name (laughs). I didnít have time to rehearse before this dance. Then I
talked to my dance director Ahmed about my problem and he asked me not
to get tensed. And he really controlled everything for me. Shahid can
do anything regarding dance within half a minute but you cannot blame
me for the rest of the scenario.
Q. Juhi Chawla is also acting in the film. How was the experience of working with her?
Though unfortunately but I have no scene with her. But my father is
quite happy because I have worked in the film where Juhi is also
working. He is a big fan of Juhi Chawla
Q. Shahid and your names together are hitting the media every other day. What would you like to say about this connection?
To be very frank we have nothing of that sort between us. He is a
good friend and a very good co-star of mine. Thatís all. And the rest
is just a gimmick.
Q. Since the time of Parineeta, your name is getting attached with every of your co-stars. Donít you think of it as your great chemistry?
I would like to accept it as my compliment. I think that I am such a
decent actress that my chemistry works with almost al the stars. I
would like to give all the credits to my directors. I like to talk to
others and of course I love to know about others on the set.
Q. Please tell us about our forthcoming films.
I am busy doing a Sanjay Leela Bhanshali film named Chenav Gandhi
Bibhu Puri is assisting Sanjay Leela Bhansali
in this film. Amitabh
Bachchan and Harman Baweja
are my co-stars in this film. Besides this I
am doing Vishal Bhardwajís Ishqiya
which will be directed by Abhishek Chaubey. Nasheerudin Shah and Arshad Warsi
are acting with me in this film.
Q. What did happen to your other films like Suryamukhi, Bihad and Mukti?
I have denied acting in Suryamukhi
and same is the fate with Bengali film Mukti
I am not working in that film as its shoot was scheduled to start in
early January but due to producer Gautam Haldarís health problems it
got delayed. Later on they offered me some other time but I couldnít
accept that. Schedule for the Sanjay Dutt
is subjected to be directed by Milan Lutharia, is not decided yet as
because Sanjay Dutt
is busy with his other films. I hope the film will
be complete within next year.
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