Waiting for the right scripts

Waiting for the right scripts

Romantic Streak

Waiting for the right scripts

Excited: Sonal Chauhan

That wait, she says, has finally paid off as she got a chance to share screen space with Amitabh Bachchan in Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap.

“During the time when Jannat came out, I was too young to start signing more movies. I wanted to complete my studies and then think of a career in films. But I never totally blocked myself from movies. I only took time off to do those films that I truly loved,” says Sonal, who studied philosophy.

When she met director Puri Jagannath during her trip to Hyderabad, Sonal never imagined that he would call her up one day to sign her on for Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap. Sonal, who is playing a college girl in it, says that the role was something she could relate to but it was the chance to act with the Big B himself that was the added bonus in the movie. “Who isn’t a fan of Amitabh Bachchan? I felt privileged to have worked with him at this juncture when he still looks so cute and handsome,” says the awestruck actress.

Soon the actress will also be seen in late M F Husain’s son Owais Husain’s directorial debut. “The movie was scheduled for release soon and there were plans to screen it at some film festivals this month but unfortunately it was delayed due to the sudden demise of Husain saab. The movie, however, has come out beautifully and I am sure it will make a mark,” she says.

Her stint down South was also very brief. The memories of shooting for the Kannada film Cheluveye Ninna Nodalu is still very fresh in her mind. “I still remember going to the theatres and watching the audience reaction from the projection room. It was unbelievable. I want to do more Kannada movies but I am waiting for the right script,” she adds.

So what are the kind of scripts she is looking for? “I’m not really choosy when it comes to characters as I act in only those movies that I love watching. Personally, I love to do love stories. Of late, there aren’t many good love stories like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge or Kuch Kuch Hota Hain. It’s all about the edgy cinema today, which is also nice, but the real movie romance is something that I miss,” she says.