By Devansh Patel, July 31, 2008 – 16:10 IST
It seems like Minissha Lamba is worried that I’ve been getting to know her too quickly. Her flawless face has already graced the cover of numerous magazines and newspapers after she starred in films like Corporate, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd and Dus Kahaniyaan. The delightful Miss Minissha is unabashed in her enthusiasm. And why not? At 23, she is clearly enjoying herself and proving too, that’s she’s got the talent to match the belief that has been shown in her by some top filmmakers. So far, she has played a small but undoubtedly eye catching role in the films I’ve just mentioned but playing the magnificent ‘Mahi’ opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Yash Raj’s next has proved to be one of the most vivid experiences of her career so far. In this exclusive, the actress gives Bollywood Hungama’s Devansh Patel a guided tour of her new film Bachna Ae Haseeno, Bipasha Basu, Ranbir Kapoor, Siddharth Anand, her Patiala dress and her yet-to-be-boyfriend.
You’re ten films old Minissha in just three years. For a woman who wanted to pursue journalism is now herself the Page 3 girl. Any regrets?
Not at all. No regrets. When things are going positive and you’re happy being where you are, there will never be regrets.
So tell me how did this cute Minissha with a smile to die for land up in Bachna Ae Haseeno?
(Laughs) I think you’ve given all the pre requisites for a person to anyway land up. I mean, if it were anything else maybe it’d have been very difficult actually. Well, it was as simple as me getting a call from the producers of our film Mr. Chopra who wanted to meet me. I didn’t know for what. When I met him, I discovered that some project was happening and in a few days time I was told to come and listen to the script. Of course, one doesn’t have to listen or have a second thought about working with Yash Raj Films and that’s how BAH happened.
Does that mean you got the role without being screen tested or auditioned?
No I didn’t give any auditions nor was I screen tested. (more…)