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Actor Manjari Phadnis is hoping to make a splash with her next film Zokkomon.

entertainment Updated: Apr 21, 2011 01:05 IST
Minakshi Saini

Seven years, three Bollywood releases, two flops, one hit and a fourth one on its way to the box office, actor Manjari Phadnis (right) badly needs a hit in her career. “My debut film was

Rok Sako to Rok Lo

in 2004, then came

Mumbai Salsa

in 2007 and

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

in 2008. Earlier, I did not mind being a tortoise as I was learning the nitty gritty of the business, but now I desperately need some action. I hope


will get me the much needed success,” says the 23-year-old, who waited patiently without getting stereotyped.

Phadnis is playing an orpah girl Kittu in the superhero outing, who treats the world as her family. Asked about her experience of working with Darsheel Safary in the movie, she said, “Initially I thought I will have a tough time shooting with him because I assumed that after the success of

Taare Zameen Par

, Darsheel may have become an arrogant brat. But, when I met and worked with him, I realised he is too naughty and cute. And now I am quite fond of him.”

Slated to hit the screens last year, the film’s delayed release did bother Phadnis initially, but she feels it was for good. “One segment of the film talks about standing up against corruption, so I feel this is just the right time when Anna Hazare has emerged as the real hero, taking on corruption. So, we’ll gain some extra eyeballs,” she says.