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Sonali Kulkarni is So Kool

Actress Sonali Kulkarni on her debut as a TV anchor in Star Majha's show So Kool and more, interviewed by Gautam Hegde.

tv Updated: Jun 07, 2008 15:33 IST
Gautam Hegde

What are you doing in South Africa?
I'm shooting for Fear Factor.

For someone who hates lizards, how did Fear Factor happen?
(Laughs) I'm still screaming. I took it up because I love the outdoors. Also, the money is good.

The show is hosted by Akshay Kumar.. did you ever have a crush on him?
I've always been fond of him.. and his work.

SoKool begins tonight.. tell us more.
Star Majha approached me to anchor it. I also have a column, So Kul. It's short for Sonali Kulkarni.

That's corny..
You're the first person to tell me that and I respect your opinion.

Give me three good reasons to watch So Kool?
One - it is anchored by Sonali Kulkarni, two - it is about individuals who despite their achievements, shy away from the limelight, and three - most of it is shot on field and not in the studio.

Is there anyone you would love to have on the show.. and anyone you would want to avoid?
I'd love to interview the former President APJ Abdul Kalam.Someone I'd avoid.. hmm. I wouldn't like one of those actors who pops up just when his movie is about to release.

What is your look in So Kool?
I can't reveal much but it's very Sonali Kulkarni.

I hope you won't be wearing any transparent dresses.. the kind you wear to film premieres.
I'm on an ISD call.. can we keep this brief ?

Just this one question..
Look, a photographer told me to stand under a particular light and clicked those pictures.

Didn't you file charges?
Who has the time?

Your bath-tub scene in Strangers is still talked about.
It was sickening.. a breach of trust with the PR agency. I hated it when the media claimed that I had joined the bandwagon of bare-all actresses. I'm just not the bare-all type.

Are you in touch with your Jhalak Dikhhlaa Jaa gang? Mona Singh and you were the Mona darling and Sona darling of the show.
Mona's a lovely person and we're in touch. I recently attended my choreographer Tobey's wedding.

It was written that you weren't eliminated in one round of Jhalak.. because it was your birthday.
That was the opinion of just one newspaper.

Would you agree to appear in the next season of Jhalak.. as a host or a judge ?
Yes.. no.. maybe. I haven't really thought about this.

Has Ekta Kapoor ever approached you to act in a soap?
Nope.

When was the last time you were scared?
That would be telling. Let's just say it had to do with reptiles.

When was the last time you said "So cool"?
When I met Naseema Hurjuk, president of the Helpers of the Handicapped.

When was the last time your mum asked you to get married?
(Chuckles) Yesterday.