Jan 17, 2014: Cutie Minissha Lamba of Bollywood industry has finally made an entry into Punjabi film industry with her upcoming flick ‘Heer & Hero’ which is all set to be released on this Friday. On this note, she shares her experience and more about herself with YoungIndia24
Tell us about your experience of Heer and Hero?
Well, truly speaking, I had a great fun seriously. The movie brought me back to my Punjabi roots. The every morning Punjabi breakfast, the Punjabi speaking classes from director and co-stars were just amazing
Brief about your role in the movie?
I can’t reveal much at this moment but yes, I can tell that I am essaying the role of a character named ‘Geet’. How she makes the boys (actors) fall for her is what the viewers need to look for
Your bonding with the director Sagar Sharma?
He is very strict while shooting but at the same time, the entire team was like a family. He didn’t allow me to wander or to look out for fun or shop in the cities where we shot like Chandigarh and Patiala as the schedule was quite tight. He has co-operated with me a lot as far as dubbing is concerned. He waited for my dubbing to get over for extra fifteen days
What do you look out in a film before signing?
A good script, screenplay can make any movie a hit. I think the audience of Punjabi films as well as of Hindi Cinema are all same. Since last year, I was looking out for best scripts only and then finalized Heer and Hero because of the talent included as well as director.
What did you like about the places where you had shoot?
Honestly speaking, then we didn’t get time to roam and surf the markets of Chandigarh and Patiala. The schedule was so tight. Director was on head with a stick in his hand to complete the work on time
You wanted to be a journalist. How did you land up in movies?
Since I wanted to be a journalist, I prepared myself well for the field. I completed my honours in English but maybe destiny had different plans for me. When I was in my final year of graduation, I was offered various ad campaigns. While shooting for one such commercial, Shoojit Sircar (who was directing the ad) approached me for his movie, Yahaan (her debut opposite Jimmy Shergill), and there was no looking back!
What is your idea of romance?
I am not conservative when it comes to romance. For me, it’s about passion interspersed with space. I wouldn’t go for a candlelight dinner on a date; instead I would choose adventure sports like rock climbing or a long drive. Being close and doing things together enhances a relationship.