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John is a cool dude : Vidya Balan

The actress, who's paired opposite John Abraham in Salaam-e-Ishq, feels that they make a great on-screen couple.

india Updated: Sep 20, 2006 13:10 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service

Actress Vidya Balan, who is riding high on the success of Lage Raho Munna Bhai, says she and John Abraham make an unusual pair in their upcoming film Salaam-e-Ishq.

"It does feel like a very different kind of pairing, doesn't it?" says Vidya Balan about her latest co-star.

But Vidya feels very glamorous of late. "For a song in Lage Raho MunnaBhai in Goa with Sanjay I had to go through 16 costume changes in the course of the song. Isn't that cool?"

Vidya sounds as excited as yesteryears actress Mumtaz who changed into dozens of costumes for a film called Roop Tera Mastana. After acting with sizzling divas like Bipasha Basu and Priyanka Chopra, John goes for a complete about turn in Nikhil Advani's Salaam-e-Ishq and teams up with Vidya.

There is no commonality between them but she seems to be very happy to have John as her partner in the film. "No two actors could be more different in personality. John is very cosmopolitan and I'm very Indian in look and attitude. I think that friction in our personalities is essential to our onscreen compatibility. That's how our director Nikhil Advani saw us," Vidya told IANS.

"We're two completely antithetical souls from the outside. I'm the simple homely girl, while he's the cool dude. But scratch the surface and we're a perfectly compatible couple. Isn't that how it is in real life too?"

Vidya had 30 whole days to get acquainted with the finer points of John's personality. "He's so hassle-free and so much fun to work with. I may look like this demure Indian girl. But I like my share of fun. I think John and I are going to make a great on-screen couple," she said

First Published: Sep 20, 2006 13:10 IST