Breakfast of cockroaches for Minissha?
She tried everything - from grasshoppers to cockroaches while she was shooting for Anthony Kaun Hai.india Updated: Aug 18, 2006 17:32 IST
Delhi girl Minissha Lamba is geared up for her second release in a month but she is not ready to talk about Rocky - The Rebel.
"I wouldn't like to talk about Rocky. I can only say that Zayed is playing Rocky, a guy who undergoes many ups and downs," said Minissha. She started her career with Shoojit Sircar's Yahaan.
The film didn't do well at the box office but fetched her a small role in Madhur Bhandarkar's Corporate.
"It was a great opportunity to work with Madhur Bhandarkar. I always wanted to work with him. Moreover, you cannot judge an actor with the length of a role but what role the actor is playing in the film. I believe if the film is possible without you, don't do it," Minissha says.
Recently, Minissha was seen with Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi in Raj Kaushal's Anthony Kaun Hai? and says it was vastly different from her debut film.
|Minissha Lamba is geared up for the release of Rocky - The Rebel.|
Anthony Kaun Hai?
I played the role of a girl born and brought up in Bangkok. She goes through a trauma but that has not made her bitter. She is the moral meter of the film. She believes in humanity more than money. Both the characters are very different from each other."
The film was extensively shot in Bangkok and the actor gorged herself with best Thai food during her stay.
"Thais are so innovative that every morning you will find something different in breakfast. I tried everything - from grasshoppers to cockroaches. My mother saw me eating worms from the other side of the road and screamed in horror. As I couldn't understand their language, I couldn't ask them the name of the dish I was eating."
Minissha enjoyed working with Sanjay and Arshad.
"I am blessed that I got a chance to work with experienced actors. Every artist is different so the working experience is also different. I have been working with a pair (Sanjay-Arshad) that has already created magic on screen. It was a great experience."
An incorrigible prankster Minissha had lots of fun on the sets of "Anthony Kaun Hai?"
"When you have actors like Arshad Warsi you can't outdo them and can only expect that you crack a bad joke and he falls down with a heart attack. But I will not tell you anything more."
But the prankster unnerved everyone in Thailand when she went missing for three hours.
"I had no work to do. So my director and producer asked me to relax and I went for a massage. Behind my back all my crewmembers got panicked because neither I knew the Thai language nor the roads. Also, the drivers did not know me properly."
Minissha will also be seen in Reema Kagti's "Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd" but she is upset about "Flat", which has been stalled for an indefinite period.
"It is unfortunate that my film 'Flat' is not coming," she said.
First Published: Aug 18, 2006 13:04 IST