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Kissing is a part of your job: Geeta Basra

Geeta Basra, who made her Bollywood debut with Dil Diya Hai, is all excited about her forthcoming film, The Train.Ritujaay Ghosh speaks to the actor.

india Updated: May 03, 2007 19:40 IST
Ritujaay Ghosh
Ritujaay Ghosh

She came to the scene with a lot of promise but disappeared after her first film

Dil Diya Hai

. But actor Geeta Basra does not quite agree that she had disappeared.

The hotbod who made news not only for her steamy scenes but also for her acting potential in

Dil Diya Hai

is all excited about her forthcoming film

The Train

where she once again plays the protagonist.

“I had not disappeared but was busy shooting for

The Train

and I am really happy to play the protagonist again, only on my second film,” says Geeta.

The actor once again in this film plays the love interest of Emraan Hashmi, who was also her co-star in

Dil Diya Hai

but this time it’s not just a simple love story. The film’s plot also has a suspense angle to it.

“I play an glamorous urban girl who meets Emraan in a train and our affair starts. On the other hand Emraan is a married man. That’s why the film is called

The Train

,” says Geeta, who enjoys doing different kinds of roles.

Her role in

The Train

is completely different from the one in her debut film

Dil Diya Hai

and that is what instigated her to take up this role. However, the actor feels that her debut film was not promoted properly, or else that too would have worked at the box office.

“There are a lot of equations behind the working of any film.

Dil Diya…

was a good film but a lot depends on the audience too. I don’t think last year any film could have competed with

Lage Raho Munnabhai

,” says Geeta but at the same time she admits that she has been lucky to get to play the protagonist in both her films.

“There are very few films made where actors get exposure to that extent,” she says.

The Train

also sees the debut of actor Sayali Bhagat, who plays Emraan’s wife. Did Geeta face competition from Sayali, as both are considered sex symbols?

Says Geeta, “No way, we have met only on a few occasions on the sets and we enjoyed working together. There is only one scene where they are together and that too in a song.”

But working with Emraan had obviously made her job a lot easier. “It always becomes easy when you work with someone who is more experienced than you and at the same time has worked with you earlier,” she says.

Her steamy scenes with Asmit Patel and Emraan had raised quite a few eyebrows in her last film. Do we get to see some more on this occasion, too?

Geeta has a smart reply to this. “Such things are always over hyped. I think if the media does not hype all this, the audience too can also go and enjoy a movie. Kissing your co-star is also a part of your acting job,” says the actor.

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