Bollywood correspondent Sunny Malik interviews actress
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
Yes, I was at times but I also had good security that took care of me.
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.
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.
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.
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)