Not scam, Minissha has Joker on her mind
Minissha Lamba, though initially taken aback by news of her name being dragged in a Dubai property scam, dismisses the whole thing as "silly", and moves on to shoot for her latest offering Joker with Akshay, Sonakshi and Shreyas. Parmita Uniyal speaks to her.bollywood Updated: Feb 05, 2011 18:17 IST
"I don't want know how much I can talk about the role right now (pauses). All I can share right now is that it's a sci-fi comedy, and I'm really excited to be a part of it."
For an actress who started her career with a serious film Yahaan, and went on to do song-and-dance routine in Kidnap and Bachna Ae Haseeno, before getting critically acclaimed for Well Done Abba, being a part of a 3D sci-fi comedy is another milestone. "I had never thought I would be a part of 3D film so soon. It looks so unbelievable that it almost looks like an illusion; it's like I have just woken up from a dream. Being a part of this kind of cinema makes me extremely proud."
The actress who dreamily speaks on phone sharing her excitement about being picked for this coveted project, can't wait to work with Shirish Kunder and of course Farah Khan. Is she looking for a makeover ala Sushmita, Deepika and Katrina? "Of course, Farah is a fantastic filmmaker. She's a master of her art, and I trust her blindly. Though right now I can't share about the songs I'm doing in the film. It's too premature to share all the details at this point."
The first schedule of the film has already begun at Chandigarh, according to reports, and Minissha would be sharing screenspace with Akshay and Sonakshi, apart from starring opposite Shreyas Talpade.
In one of his interviews Shirish Kunder said that she chose Minissha because she looked sweet and innocent, and that was the requirement of the character. Can innocent people survive in this this industry, we wonder? "That's a very good question, a multi-layered one though. It is important that one maintain a certain clarity in whatever one does. One should follow what is right to do and sacred."
But hasn't her innocence landed her in a property scam in Dubai? "What? (Sounds shocked and asks me to wait on the line, checks the web and is even more shocked after checking the news) I had seriously no idea about it until you told me. This is very upsetting, and I can't believe anyone can dupe investors like this." She however dismisses the whole thing as "silly". Certainly not the one to seek publicity out of such issues.