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Minissha: It helps that Imran is a superstar today

September 17, 2008 1:02:51 PM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
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When work on KIDNAP began a year back, it was mainly the coming together of two Sanjays - Sanjay Dutt and Sanjay Gadhvi - that got the excitement quotient on. Minissha Lamba was a pretty face with good acting skills, as evidenced in films like YAHAAN and HONEYMOON TRAVELS PVT. LTD. while Imran Khan was a newbie who was roped in for a role which clearly had grey shades.

The film started progressing well and as it got close to the finishing line; its fortunes started improving for better. Reason? The release of JAANE TU… YA JAANE NAA happened at just the right time. A star called Imran Khan was born and suddenly KIDNAP started looking much bigger with Sanju-Imran clash in the offering.

"Of course it helps the film even further", says Minissha Lamba who has enjoyed an eventful year so far with successful films like BACHNA AE HASEENO and SHAURYA, "Imran is a superstar today and that is only adding on to the mileage that the film is getting."

Getting nostalgic, Minissha reveals, "I remember the days when we were shooting for the film, Imran used to talk about how JTYJN had shaped up. He was quite positive about the film and had these great vibes about the strength that it carried. He was waiting for it to release and since I was already working with him in KIDNAP, I knew that he would be simply fantastic in whatever role he would play."

Talking about her own BACHNA AE HASEENO, Minissha says that she is proud of the film. "I don't see films multiple times even if it is one of my own. However, BACHNA AE HASEENO is an exception as I have already watched it four times. Do I have any intentions of making it 5 in a row? Definitely yes", concludes Minissha with a wink.


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