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Experimenting with roles

Minissha Lamba is an actress who doesn’t shy away from experimenting — especially when it comes to roles.

She played the victim in the Imran Khan-starrer ‘Kidnap’, a shy but romantic girl in Bachna Ae Haseeno and then went on to essay the role of a journalist in ‘Joker’.

Her latest offering, in Zilla Ghaziabad, is the role of a rustic village belle — something which Minissha hasn’t showcased on the silver screen yet, and which she is understandably excited about.

Now, the actress is set to push her boundaries yet again — she will be essaying the role of an intelligence officer in one of her upcoming films. Minissha is really looking forward to this film, as she will get to experiment a lot — not only in terms of her look but also in terms of her acting. She admits that the character she has been offered gives her a lot of scope to perform and showcase her talent on the big screen. “I have always wanted to do a role like this. I will be playing an intelligence officer,” says Minissha.

The other reason she is looking forward to the film is her co-star. She has been cast opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and plays his love interest in the movie. Nawazuddin has really proved himself in his last few films and Minissha is looking forward to working with him. The film, directed by Sanjay Sharma, will go on the floors this month.

Dream project for ace dancer

Even before director Remo D’Souza started writing his ambitious dance film ‘ABCD — Any Body Can Dance’, he signed on 39-year-old Prabhu Deva as the lead in the movie. This decision wasn’t one he had to think twice about — after all, who better than the dancer-choreographer-actor-director, who is called the home-grown Michael Jackson by many, to lead a rag-tag team of dancers in India’s first 3D dance movie? For Prabhu, this was a dream come true. Not only did he get a chance to work with Remo, but the film also centred around a subject he loves the most: dance. The fact that it was being made in the 3D format was simply an added bonus. “Remo asked me if I’d act in a film he wanted to direct. I immediately said yes. At that point, I didn’t know what he wanted to make. Then he wrote the script and I said yes again. When he decided to make the film in 3D, I said
yes for the third time,” says Prabhu, with a laugh.

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Another shot at love

Recently, Zeenat Aman had claimed that she had found love and was looking to get married shortly. But the attendant publicity has since forced her into discretion. She says that she met the latest man in her life at a film-award event in Pune in May, 2011. “We met, we fell in love and we dated like normal people do,” she says, going on to add, “Then, I spoke about marriage. That’s about it.”
Falling in love with a man many years her junior did not seem extraordinary, says Zeenat. “I think all women should do the same (give romance another shot). Age should not come in the way of love,” she adds with conviction.

One of the biggest ironies of Zeenat’s life has been the tragic disconnect between her professional image and her personal life. She was at one time pursued relentlessly by the likes of Dev Anand, Raj Kapoor, a well-known married industrialist and cricketer Imran Khan among others, she turned the on-screen idea of the chaste film heroine on its head, portraying flamboyant and unabashedly sexy characters. She excelled as the modern woman in control of her life and her choices. But her life away from the camera has been a tale of heartbreaks and abusive relationships — probably why she has chosen to tread with caution this time.

Caught by the cops!

Evidently, it isn’t just the aam junta who get stopped by the traffic police.

A group of cops in Goa recently pulled over actor Ali Zafar and co-stars Siddharth and Divyendu Sharma at a junction near Candolim beach for violating road safety, as they were traveling triple seat.

The three actors were filming a bike ride scene for David Dhawan’s upcoming comedy flick, where they had to travel on the bike together. Since the actors were all ready and there was still time for the scene to roll, the three boys decided to go on a fun bike ride. But little did they know this fun ride would land them in major trouble.

A source close to the team informs us, “It was an afternoon shoot and there was still time for the scene to be shot. Ali, Siddharth and Divyendu just went on a fun bike ride — but they didn’t return for a while. Finally, after calling them a number of times, we came to know they had been caught by the cops.”

The trio apparently spent some time trying to convince the cops that they were in Goa for a movie shoot.

Post this, a few crew members managed to reach the spot in time and intervened to bring them back.

‘Sunny is so dedicated’

Sunny Leone is moving on after her debut with ‘Jism 2’. ‘Tina And Lolo’ will be the adult star-turned-actress’ first action movie and director Devang Dholakia says she will have to undergo special training before she starts shooting for the flick. Devang, whose previous work includes ‘3Nights 4Days’ and Marega Salaa, explains that he’s waiting for Sunny to wrap up her other commitments before putting her under rigorous training. “Sunny is busy with her other commitments right now. As soon as she finishes shooting for her other films, she will have to undergo special training for the action sequences in my film,” says Devang. He further adds, “There is a special stunt scene in the film. I can’t reveal much about the film right now, but Sunny is so dedicated to her work, I am sure she can pull off the role well.”

Asked whether the dates for shooting have been finalised, Devang replies, “We will start shooting for the film by April-end. The film will be shot in various locations,
but the major portion will be shot in India.”

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