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Soha Ali Khan

Soha Ali Khan

Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge has a lot of spoofs. Are you personally okay with the idea of take offs – some people like Ashutosh Gowariker are touchy about it.

Ya I guess I should be, considering I am doing it myself. But this film not just a spoof. There is a proper storyline. A bunch of people come together to make a film called Sholay Se Lagaan Tak with scenes reminiscent of our classics. It’s not offensive in any way. I am sure if Ashu or Hema Ji see it they wouldn’t mind. The film has been made with a lot of love for these films and the director has treated it with the spirit of a fan.

It’s your first tryst with comedy. Do you have a funny bone in real life?

Oh I am good at comedy. All my friends think I have a great sense of humour. And even when I am interacting with someone the first thing I look for is humour. Now I don’t want to speak for myself because if go about calling myself funny, people will think it’s all blah!

But did this love for humour translate on screen as well?

See comedy is all about reacting. And when you have co-stars like Paresh Rawal, Johnny Lever and Kunal it’s impossible not to laugh. DRJ is one of the funniest scripts I have come across and Umesh, our director, is someone who really manages make me laugh a lot.

Well talking about Kunal, how did these link up stories spread?

You tell me. I think according to the media an actress is born only to date. Her life moves from one co-star to another – going by which there should be no time for acting. I just love our media. First the media spins a story about a person and then approaches the same person for a clarification. Luckily thanks to my parents and brother I have seen this so often that I know you got to take what you read with a pinch of salt.

Mumbai Meri Jaan, Rang De Basant, Di Kabaddi etc…Do you have a thing for ensemble cast films?

I fall in love with scripts. When I sign a film, it’s a natural, organic response to an appealing story. I have done two wonderful films with UTV (RDB, MMJ), so for my third outing I was insisting on a single hero-heroine film. So when they suggested another ensemble film to me, I thought I will drop out citing date problems. But the concept was just so funny. Also please remember I am the only girl in the cast. I would rather be a significant part of an ensemble film instead of just running around some strong hero without any consequence to the story.

So do you plan your choices?

I don’t plan films based on the length of my role or number of co-stars. You see, I am dead serious about my career – but I don’t work out of need. I am doing it purely for the desire of being an actress.

Which spoof did you enjoy more – Basanti or Simran?

I was terrified yaar. These films are so much bigger than any of us. But the spoofs as I said are only in glimpses. And I think they have come out well. I think the Lagaan portion in the climax where I do a Gracy Singh is also hilarious.

Have you spoofed any of your Mom’s roles?

No! Thankfully not.

You have been missing at the awards…

Actually these days I am shooting for Tum Mile at Bhandup. We have got a set there recreating the 26/7 floods. So every evening after shooting in three feet of water I am really not presentable enough to make red carpet appearances.

So is Soha next on the ‘serial kisser’s’ list?

I am really excited about this one. You know I am all for Bollywood romance and this is my first ever love story. I think we make an interesting pair. As far as the kissing goes, believe me this time it’s bit of a role reversal. Throughout the film I am trying to get Emraan to kiss me. I want him to but he is the one ignoring me.

What about Cheers where you playing the younger Sharmila Tagore?

See, again! Creative writing at work. Everyone except me seems to know about this film.

Finally, what does the RDB heroine make of Delhi 6?

To be frank I have heard mixed reviews. Though I haven’t seen it, I think the film is visually stunning and the music is the finest of 2009. You tell me what did you think of it? Most people have told me they preferred the second half more. I guess it’s a film one mustn’t comment on before watching. Just like Dev.D

Dhoondte Reh Jaoge

Dhoondte Reh Jaoge

Release Date: 6th March 2009
Genre: Comedy
Director: Omesh Shukla
Producer: Ronnie Screwvala
Music Director: Sajid-Wajid
Lyricist: Jalees Sherwani, Shabbir Ahmed
Star Cast: Kunal Khemu, Sonu Sood, Soha Ali Khan, Paresh Rawal, Johny Lever, Deepal Shaw, Asrani, Razzak Khan, Avtar Gill

The star cast of ‘Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge’ includes Kunal Khemu, Sonu Sood, Soha Ali Khan, Paresh Rawal, Johny Lever, Deepal Shaw, Asrani, Razzak Khan and Avtar Gill. The film revolves around a con that Anand Pawar (Kunal Kemmu) and Raj Chopra (Paresh Rawal) are trying to pull off. Anand is an honest Chartered Accountant, who is now sick of being a looser in life and looks forward to making quick money. Raj, on the other hand, is a veteran film producer who is now left with no money to make films.

The con is very simple; Anand & Raj will raise Rs 100 crores, from various financers, but make a film within a budget of 5 crores only. The film will be so pathetic that it will be chucked out from the theaters on the very first day and termed as one of the biggest flops. After the bombarding of the film, Anand and Raj plan to run away with the 95 Crores remaining from the film’s budget. In other words, they look forward to becoming millionaires in the shortest time possible. To make the flopbuster, they rope in Aryan Kapoor (Sonu Sood) as the lead actor, Parvez Asharraf (Johny Lever), a Pro-Pakistan person, is hired as the writer, apart from numerous weird actors, director and music directors. Somewhere along the line, Anand becomes greedy enough to cheat on his own girlfriend Neha Chattopadhayay (Soha Ali Khan). She is a small time theatre actress and Anand decides to cast her as the main lead in his film to get her over the acting bug. As the film progresses, numerous hilarious situations occur, resulting in tons of laughter for the audience. Will Anand and Raj be able to pull off the coup?


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