Hi Minisha. Tell us about your journey from ‘Yahaan’ to ‘Shaurya ‘. How has it been so far?
It has been great. Particularly, the response for ‘Shaurya’ has been fantastic. People have liked it because it is different from most films today. It came as a refreshing change and people have appreciated the vigor that went into the film.
You have made your entry into bollywood as a cute chirpy girl with ‘Yahaan’ and with ‘Shaurya’ you went with a complete image makeover doing away that cute image. How would you like to be seen by your fans?
(Chuckles)Why, am I not cute anymore? As an actor it is really important to reinvent one self. It is highly boring to do the same stuff again and again. I always want to do something different and new. I see myself as extremely versatile and thus want to do roles that bring me a certain amount of satisfaction at the end of the day.
What drives you towards choosing a particular role in a film?
It’s purely the likeability towards the script.
There are a lot of senior actors and with each year many new actors making their debut. How do you see yourself in such an environment?
I have been extremely satisfied with my growth. It has been a steady graph with no extremes. You have entered the Yash Raj camp with ‘Bachna Aae Haseeno’. Your reactions on that…. Feels fantastic! Every actor would love to work under the Yash Raj Films banner.
With the likes of Bipasha and Deepika Iin the film, is there a sense of competition on the sets?
Not that I have experienced! I believe that no person is bigger than the film. How do I put it? The film is the ultimate hero of the film and thus all work for the betterment of the film and to attain the best.
You have been working with actors with a great amount of diversity be it K.K., Rahul Bose ,Jimmy Shergill or Ranbir Kapoor. What does one take back at the end of the day?
With such diverse personalities there is always a good amount of learning. You always tend to grow as an actor working with different energies. Each person has a different style and you pick up a little from different actors.
Tell us a little about your film ‘Anamika’. Has it been a little delayed?
Well it hasn’t been delayed as such as there are a lot of things that go into the release of a film. The film is a thriller and as of now I’ve got to rush for the music launch. Will speak more on that later.
Was a pleasure talking to you.