Celina would like to be in Qurbani remake
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Celina would like to be in Qurbani remake

The hottie says that when Fardeen recovers from the loss and revives his father’s dream project, she hopes she’ll be a part of it. Roshmila Bhattacharya speaks to the actress.

india Updated: Jun 19, 2009 20:05 IST
Roshmila Bhattacharya
Roshmila Bhattacharya
Hindustan Times

Celina Jaitly is heartbroken. She’s lost one of her best friends, Feroz Khan, who launched her opposite his son Fardeen in Janasheen. “The last time I met him at Breach Candy Hospital, he was as handsome and chivalrous as ever. Though he had trouble talking, he said, “Celine baby, I want to make another movie with you and Fardeen’ and even stood up to walk me to the door,” she recalls emotionally.

You wonder if the film in question was the Qurbani remake considering that when he had announced the project, Khan had Celina and Priyanka Chopra in mind for Zeenat Aman’s role. “May be,” she shrugs, adding that when Fardeen recovers from the loss and revives his father’s dream project, she hopes she’ll be a part of it.

Hair-raising adventures
Qurbani is still a distant dream. For now, Celina has Paying Guest lining up for release. It’s a film about four friends who lie to find PG digs and jobs.Celina has had her share of PG nightmares.

Once when she was studying at NIIT in Kolkata, working part-time as instructor and model, she was at the mercy of a landlady who insisted on going through her cupboard before she left home every morning and refused to let her back in unless her hair was neatly tied. “She was really weird,” the actress laughs. “I was so scared she’d enter my bedroom when I was sleeping and chop off my hair. But that room was all I could afford then.”

Bring up the story about her cold war with Tusshar Kapoor on the sets of Run Bhola Run, after he grabbed her hand too hard during a shot and left it badly bruised, and she snaps, “Please, can you imagine Tusshar manhandling anyone? It was friendly banter that was misinterpreted. I’m fed up of such headlines! We’re good friends but the next time gullible fans see us together, they’ll be horrified because of such stories.”

Princess Sheherzade
Celina however doesn’t mind making headlines as a gay activist. “I believe in standing up for what is right. Four generations of my family have been in the armed forces and their influence has obviously has rubbed off,” she smiles.

Come November and she will start shooting for her Hollywood film. An Arabian Nights fantasy, Quest of Sheherzade, will have her playing an Iranian princess in the company of Sean Connery and Orlando Bloom. Prod her for more details and she says, “Sorry, I’m bound by a contract. All I can tell you is that the film goes on the floors on November 14.”

First Published: Jun 19, 2009 19:10 IST