By Shama Bhagat
I don’t think Akshay Kumar needs luck. He’s already a big star and what he has earned today is all because of his hard work. I have not contributed to his success in any way.
I am a very impatient girl and I hate to sit in the make-up van all by myself. I would rather prefer to go out on the sets and watch all the activities. Also, my make-up man (Nilesh Parma) has been with me since Dabangg and he knows how to get it right all the time in the least amount of time. So, I take very little time to get made-up and then I itch to leave the vanity van. This is the story.
It is an advantage of course and it feels good. I have made a place for myself in the industry so it feels good that they are attaching me such a good tag to my name. I don’t choose roles because I would get to wear certain kind of outfits in the film. I have changed my look in my forthcoming film Holiday. In Joker too, I wore western clothes but no one seems to have noticed that.
I remember him from the film Hum and how I enjoyed watching that film with my family. He is a wonderful human being and I have never seen anybody as humble as him. I went up to him and said, ‘Sir, I am very nervous’. He said, ‘Why should you be nervous? You are my friends’ daughter, I should be nervous!’ That sentence broke the ice. He is very professional. He’s such a big star but you will be astonished to see how humbly he speaks to everybody. Do you know he always rolls down his car windows to acknowledge fans greeting him? He always reciprocates the love of his fans. That’s why he is such a great star.
Dad is doing fine. He had just gone for a check up.
My brother (Kush Sinha) are overseeing the project. Nothing has been finalised yet. I will be a part of the film nevertheless. He is locking scripting and having meetings with directors.
In the film, I play a young college going girl who enjoys playing sports like Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Judo, Football and Boxing. During an intercollegiate boxing match, Akshay sees me (and falls in love). It was Akshay who introduced me to Vijender Singh who taught me the basics of Boxing. They didn’t want me to look like a caricature or girlish. Hence, Vijender taught me how to deliver a punch properly and I can show you (giggles as she makes a fist).
I have been doing solo roles since my debut film hence I didn’t get to interact much and make friends while shooting. My first multi-starrer will be Action Jackson. I don’t meet anyone on the sets. Unfortunately, I meet most co-actors only at award functions. I haven’t been able to make too any friends but I look forward to making more friends.