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Minissha Lamba: WELL DONE ABBA is tongue in cheek

May 12, 2009 1:29:37 PM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Earlier titled ABBA KA KUAN, this Shyam Benegal directed film is now titled WELL DONE ABBA. At one point of time, it wasn't quite clear that which time period was the film set in. However, in the contemporary times, the revised title has only aided the film in gaining much more recognition and hence becoming far more accessible to the multiplex junta.

Says Minissha Lamba, ''Let me put this on record that that WELL DONE ABBA is extremely current and is set in today's time. It is extremely relevant to what's happening in the country today. So let's not mistake it with something old.''

Fascinated by the experience of working with Shyam Benegal, she gushes, ''WELL DONE ABBA is told in a very simple fun light hearted way. In any case, cinema is the reflection of society and in the same mould, this film too is quite tongue in cheek.''

From YAHAAN to SHAURYA to now WELL DONE ABBA, she has been choosing a variety of films. Feeling lucky?


Smiles Minissha, ''I think all the films that I have done are the ones that have truly excited me. Otherwise I wouldn't sign a project which fails to arouse curiosity in me. I love to do the kind of movies that I would want to see in theaters myself. Also, what I like to do is get involved in the process of film making rather than just reporting on sets when my shot is ready. That's not my style of working.''

So is she consciously balancing it all by working in offbeat and hardcore commercial cinema (read BACHNA SE HASEENO, KIDNAP)?

She comments honestly, ''I don't think I am at a position where I can make a choice between conventional and other films. I am yet to have a repertoire of work behind me that would enable me to do that. Right now, I am picking the best that is offered to me and I am happy with my decisions.''


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