Balika star goes to Bollywood
Gor, Anandi of Balika Vadhu will now be seen as 'Gargi' in a Bollywood
movie called 'Morning Walk' which would be releasing next year. This is
her second movie after 'Paathshala' which is yet to release.
Avika speaks about Morning Walk…
Q. You'll be soon seen in a Bollywood movie, what is it?
A. Yes, it's 'Morning Walk'. It's about the relation between an old couple, Anupam uncle and Sharmila aunty and their family.
Q. Tell us something about your character.
My name in the movie is 'Gargi', who is the grand daughter of Anupam
uncle and Sharmila ji. Gargi is a very western and sweet character. She
shares a very friendly and wonderful relation with her grandpa.
Q. Who are your co-stars in Morning Walk?
Anupam Kher plays my grandfather, Sharmila Tagore is the grandmother,
Divya Dutta will be seen as my mother and Rajat Kapoor is the father.
Q. When and how were you approached for the movie?
A. I gave the auditions before Balika Vadhu started and was selected. I finally started shooting for the movie in early July.
Q. You've already started shooting, how has the experience been so far?
It has been a wonderful experience till now, everyone at home also
supported me. Recently I shot for a dance sequence in the movie with
Anupam uncle and it was amazing.
Q. Of all your co-stars in the movie, whom do you admire the most?
I like all of them, they all are very sweet. But I get to spend more
time with Anupam uncle, he's so nice… he talks with me and even plays
with me on the sets.
Q. You are already shooting daily for Balika and now you have Morning Walk too with you, how do you manage to study?
I've to shoot for the movie only twice or thrice in a month as I've
already shot for this month, so it is not a big problem. Whenever I am
shooting, my mom is there to give me company, so she does the same when
I go to shoot for Morning and I study in the breaks.
Q. Is this your first movie in Bollywood?
No, this is my second movie. I've acted in a movie named 'Paathshala'
before, which was about kids set up in a school campus. There were 23
kids and I was one of them, Shahid Kapoor and Ayesha Takia played the
teachers and Nana Patekar was the principal of the school.
Q. Who are the stars who aspire to work with in future?
Hrithik Roshan and Shahid Kapoor are my favourite actors, I've already
worked with Shahid bhaiya now I want to work with Hrithik and amongst
the female stars, I would love to work with Katrina Kaif and Kareena
Kapoor. I want to do a dance sequence with each one of these.
Q. Have you signed any other Bollywood movies?
A. Yes, I would love to do many more movies but presently I am not doing any other movie.
Q. What type of role would you like to play in future?
A. I wanted to play a role which I am playing in Balika Vadhu, in movies, I've not thought about it.
Vandana Shukla, Hill Road Media
Thursday, October 02, 2008|