Saturday 10 October 2015
Free Newspaper Asian News
The Asian Today Newspaper - Issue 203 Out Now View Issue 203 Online Now!
Register today for all the latest news from The Asian Today.
Where did you hear about us?
Get Your Free Copy of The Asian Today
Use our store finder to find out where you can pick up your local copy of The Asian Today!
Advertising in The Asian Today  is a great way to promote your business. Contact our advertising team:
Call:  0121 314 2892


Interviews - The Asian Today

Updated: 16:36, Wednesday April 11, 2012
        Interviews Feed
Housefull 2 Special with Zarine Khan
Bollywood correspondent Sunny Malik interviews actress
ZARINE Khan, who made her debut in Salman Khan’s dream project ‘Veer’ and was last seen in an item song in ‘Ready’ is back on the big screen with ‘Housefull 2 – The Dirty Dozen’. The 27-year-old actress was quizzed by Bollywood reporter Sunny Malik about her role in her new release, movies and much more.
‘Housefull 2’ is your second film after Veer which released in 2010. How does it feel?
It is only my second movie and I am sharing screen space with some of the biggest actors that we have in our film industry. I could not have asked for a better second chance.
What is your role in the film?
I play a character called JLo, I am playing a supermodel in the movie. My love interest in the film is played by Ritesh Deshmukh. I could very much relate to my character because she is very bossy and that is how I am, in real life!
Were you offered the film because Salman Khan recommended you to the producers?
Saijd Nadiawala, the producer, is a family friend and he approached me for the movie. I was more than happy to be a part of it.
What is the premise of the film from your character’s point of view?
I can’t really reveal the story because there is one big confusion that we have created for the audiences, so I can’t say much about it. I am the beloved of one of the Jolly’s and everybody is going to laughing their guts out!
You are paired with Ritesh in the film. How was your experience working with him after working with Salman Khan in ‘Veer’?
It was superb because Ritesh is a fabulous actor and has brilliant comic timing, so he was a great help. After working with Salman, working with Ritesh was like working with two opposite people. It was a pleasure working with him.
Jacqueline told me that the most difficult part was keeping a straight face during funny scenes. Do you agree?
It was actually not difficult. My last film was a really serious movie and I wanted to do something more commercial and funny. I got the chance to do that and I am more than happy. There was nothing difficult.
As you are quite new in terms of the number of films you have done, did you feel that Sajid Khan was strict as a director?
I don’t know about strict but he is a genius because he worked with so many actors under one roof, which is not easy, and he has done it and that too with smoothness. So, hats off to him.

Just like Asin shot with Salman for London Dreams in the UK, you shot with him here for Veer. How was it like to shoot here again?
It was amazing. I love London and love coming here. We shot in Peterborough, a small town we had gone to and it was a new place for me. It was really beautiful, we used to go out every evening, and it was so much working there.
Were you recognised by fans while shooting here?
Yes, I was at times but I also had good security that took care of me.
You are often compared to Katrina Kaif because of your looks. Does that bother you anymore or is it just old news now?
It is comparatively very less now. People have now started to recognise me as Zarine Khan and no more as somebody’s look-a-like and I am really happy about it. But I need to work really hard and somewhere down the line I will be successful in doing that.

Your female co-stars said that all the girls bonded really well. That is really unusual.
Yes, I don’t know. I mean, there have been no cat fights and we have all been like one big happy family.  We have had no jealousy and insecurities. We were just there working and had our girl gang, we were having fun, chilling out and even when we were not shooting we were going out and making plans.
How was it like to share screen space with legendary actors like Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty?
It’s always a delight to work with Mithun Chakraborty as I worked with him already in my debut film.  I have always been very fond of Rishi Kapoor. I was actually looking forward to meet the veteran actors instead of the younger actors. I was more than happy to meet Rishi Kapoor. Randhir Kapoor is a super chilled out person. You can have conversations with him about anything. You will not feel the generation gap at all. Boman Irani is another fabulous person, who is there to help you and guide you. I was the least experienced on this set, as it is only my second film. They were all out there to help me and guide me and I am really thankful to all of them.
Why should UK fans go and watch the film?
After a very long time, you will pay for just one ticket, but you will get to see so many actors in a film. The yesteryear actors in the film will be dancing for a competition in the film which is fun. I am sure people don’t want to miss that. Come to the theatres on the 5th April 2012 and show us some love. (Laughs)
Following the very successful Housefull, Eros international, Producer Sajid Nadiadwala and director Sajid Khan have teamed up once again to release their latest venture, Housefull 2 on the 5th April 2012 across the UK. Housefull 2 - The Dirty Dozen stars Randhir Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Rishi Kapoor, Johnny Lever, Boman Irani, Akshay Kumar, Ritesh Deshmukh, John Abraham, Shreyas Talpade,  Asin Thottumkal, Jacqueline Fernandez, Zarine Khan and Shahzan Padamsee.


Latest Stories

Kangana Ranaut Interview
Bollywood Actress Talks About Her Experience As The Lead in 'Katti Batti'
Imran Khan Interview
The Bollywood Actor Talks About His Role In Katti Batti
Nikhil Advani Interview
Director of 'Katti Batti' talks about the quirky Bollywood love story
The Surj Kumar Show
New Show is a Storm
Athiya Shetty
On her cinematic debut in Hero, the official remake of Subash Ghai's film
Nisha Sahdev
A Day In The Life of PR Guru and CEO of Sahdev Media
Ali Imdad
Talks about encouraging males to pursue their cooking dreams
Dr Zeus
Producer Teams up with Jazzy B and Gippy Grewal for Etwaa
Roshan Seth
Actor Talks to DesiXpress About Brahmin Bulls
Mandeep Dhillon
On Taking Anita & Me to Stage

More Interviews From The Asian Today


Asian Entertainment - Registration Open for Preview
Citizen Khan Screening
A preview screening of two episodes of BBC One’s award winning, primetime sitcom...
Asian Entertainment - Asian broadcasting in Birmingham
BBC Asian Network Celebrates 50 Years
Saturday (10 October) marks 50 years of ground-breaking BBC programming created to ser...
Asian Entertainment - Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Pankaj Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor
VUE film of the month: Shandaar
A big fat Indian wedding forms the backdrop for this romance between Aliya and Jagjinder....
Asian Entertainment - How the Dream of Two Friends Became a Reality
The Making of MODUS
A vision seen by two friends was quickly transformed into a reality by their passion. Ba...


Asian Interviews - British-Asian Singing Sensation Talks to DesiXpress
Zack’s Nakhre
After scoring yet another number 1 on the Asian music charts, Zack Knight has a lot to...
Asian Interviews - Sitting down with DesiXpress, she talks music, her journey and the future
Serena Kern
Rishi Rich has delivered yet another amazing singer and songwriter in the form of...
Asian Interviews - On The Voice, What Viewers Should Expect And Finding Inspiration With Pitbull
Karan Tacker
Talent show, The Voice, will be having its much anticipated launch in India this month. ...
Asian Interviews - On The Textbook of Translating
Kavita Parmar
Introduce yourself. I am Kavita Parmar, Director of WORD360 language services and an ...


Asian News - The Sequel
‘Looking through the Bollywood Lens’
“We want to help reduce the stigma around mental health, and to find ways to con...
Asian News - Rizwan Tasib, 27, raced through four red lights 'to impress bosses'
Pizza Delivery Driver Jailed
A prospective Birmingham pizza delivery driver is facing jail after speeding through fou...
Asian News - Tributes Have Been Paid To Sparkbrook Teacher Via Social Media
Shokat Ali Loses His Fight Against Cancer
A Sparkbrook teacher who lost his fight against cancer after a last ditch attempt to b...
Asian News - Row Led Passenger To Be Stabbed Five Times By Gang
Saltley Bus Stabbing
Detectives have issued images of suspects wanted in connection to a stabbing which too...


Asian Sport - Curry and Rugby on the Menu
  The RFU Injured Players Foundation are calling on rugby clubs, schools, Unis...
Asian Sport - Asian Sports Foundation
The Sporting Sprint
The Asian Sports Foundation (ASF) is a UK based not-for-profit organisation (NGO), cam...
Asian Sport - Big Names Agree for Inaugural Tournament
UAE Confirmed for PSL
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will...
Asian Sport - Shattering Pre-Conceptions About Women and Girl’s Football
We Can Play
    Last weekend as I gazed across the Canadian football pitches, home to Sout...