Vidya made voluptuous sexy: Reema Sen

  • Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Jun 29, 2012 18:42 IST
  • Neelima Azim

    Manoj Bajpayee plays the role of Sardar Khan who vows to get his father’s honor back, becoming the most feared man of Wasseypur.

  • Manoj Bajpayee

    The film has been appreciated at its world premiere at the Cannes Directors Fortnight.

  • Wasseypur

    Music of Gangs of Wasseypur is composed by Sneha Khanwalkar along with Piyush Mishra composing certain songs.

  • Gangs of Wasseypur

    Lyrics for the album are written by Varun Grover and Piyush Mishra.

  • Gangs of Wasseypur

    Alok De, Sinoy Joseph and Shreejesh Nair received the National Film Award for Best Sound Recording for Gangs of Wasseypur.

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    The film releases in India on June 22.

Reema Sen, last seen in Aakrosh (2011), is surprised at the attention her sensual character in Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs Of Wasseypur (GOW) has garnered. “I never imagined that my back would become so famous. Everyone who has seen the film has come up to me and asked me about it. It was just a small scene, but it seems to have got a lot of attention,” she says.

Quiz her about the striking resemblance of her figure with that of Vidya Balan in The Dirty Picture, and she confesses, “While we were shooting GOW, size zero was in. But Vidya changed it all. She made voluptuous sexy. Honestly, had I come in before Vidya, I would’ve been termed fat.”

Her curvy avatar was one of the prerequisites for the role. “Anurag was keen that I look voluptuous, so he asked me not to lose weight.”

With few dialogues and a number of intimate scenes in the film, was she scared of being typecast? “I knew what my role was going to be like from day one. I’ve known Anurag since before he became a director. He explained my part clearly beforehand,” she says.

“Intimate scenes are no big deal. Besides, if you look at other movies, they have still a lot more ‘action’ in comparison to GOW. And it’s not like Bollywood has no nudity. So I was fine doing whatever I was told.”

In spite of her powerful performance, the actor was missing from the film’s promotions. Ask her why and she says, “I just got married three months ago, so I was on my honeymoon. I’ll be around for the promotions of the film’s second part, though.”

For now, Bollywood has taken a backseat for the actor. She says, “I’m very busy with films down south, so I don’t really feel the need to do a lot of Hindi cinema. I do films that interest me. Sometimes, those films don’t work, hence my roles go unnoticed. That’s the reason you feel I don’t do much work here.”

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