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Minissha Lamba: I had to be constantly on my toes

March 2, 2010 12:18:21 PM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
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It appears that being a perfectionist is not limited to the likes of Aamir Khan. Film maker Shyam Benegal too has strived for perfection in each of his films released so far and this was apparent in the manner he instructed the cast of his film to not just get the mannerisms right but also the language. Minissha Lamba, who plays a principal protagonist in his upcoming directorial outing WELL DONE ABBA, was in for some hard work as she had to learn a new language, Dakini, to get the feel and mood perfect for the role of a small town girl that she plays in the film.

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"Since I am playing a village girl for the first time in my career, it was anyways a new environment for me. Moreover, the setting of the story is somewhere in the interiors of Andhra Pradesh. I was required to learn the Dakini language and also get my Urdu right. You know, there is this entirely different way in which Urdu is spoken in Andhra Pradesh and working with Shyam babu means that you have to be constantly on toes", smiles Minissha as she remembers the months gone by.

Earlier titled ABBA KA KUAN, WELL DONE ABBA has been narrated in a comic and ironic vein. With Boman Irani playing the title role of 'Abba' and Minissha Lamba as his daughter, the film also stars Sameer Dattani (as Minissha's love interest), Ravi Kishan, Ila Arun, Salim Ghouse, Sonali Kulkarni, Rajit Kapoor, Yashpal Sharma and Ravi Jhankal. A BIG Pictures production, the film has lyrics by Swanand Kirkire, Ila Arun and Ashok Mishra with music by Shantanu Moitra. WELL DONE ABBA is releasing all over on 26th March.



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