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Tell us something about your role in the movie 'Junction'?
I play the character of "Pinky". She is an alcholic sucidal and very unpredictable. Vicky (Abhay Deol) and Pinky are in love with each other but how difficult it is to understand a love like that and there is more!
How did this role come your way?
Atul Sabarwal - the debutant director saw me in Khamosh Pani here in mumbai more than a couple of years back and found my number and called me for a screen test.
How has it been working with Abhay Deol and Vidhya Malvade?
Now that is what I call the"Junction Jinx" as we have not started shooting for the film yet. Some films have there own destiny! I hope it finds it by early next year! Abhay has the experience of many interesting films and so I a looking forward to acting with him. Vidya and i have practically lived and known each other during Chak De so its a pleasure working with her!
You are also working in a comedy film 'Mumbai Mast Kalandar' tell us something about it?
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How is your experience of working in a comedy after doing handful of dramas?
Oh nice and breezy! Rhea is so full of smiles and sweetness till you dare take her salon away! Snap Snipp!..
What is the movie 'Season Greetings' all about?
Can't talk much about that but its a beautiful ensemble of actors. Just as the name suggests the new year makes sure that these characters are set, soughted, happy and have a blast. The shooting starts in November and it is very nice of Vikram Chopra to have offered me a role like "Shelly" as the character is extremely special as it has given me the opportunity to share screen space with Tabu, Javed Jaferry, Sohail Khan, Saurabh Shukla, Shreyas Talpade - the list is long and interesting so it is extremely boosting for me!
Shilpa Shukla, Chak De India!!" src="/bollywood/images/uploads/shilpashukla_3.jpg" vspace="5" align="right" border="" hspace="5">You will be sharing screen with Tabu for this film. How has it been working with her?
I am yet to shoot with her but every time I have met her in person has been fun because I really watch her with my mouth open! She was my award i got at the film fare night and I can go on and on for quite sometime about Tabu so even if we share a smile in a frame, I know it will be special!
When can we expect your movies to hit the theatres?
Mumbai Mast Kalandar by November, Season's Greetings by early 2009! Exciting!
Any message for all your fans?
Ya! I am anxious and excited as I am trying to open my wings so I need all your love and power! Keep watching with love!
Courtesy: Bolly Curry