It was close to a year back when Minissha Lamba had embarked on the shooting of Shyam Benegal's latest outing - 'WELL DONE ABBA'. Though the principal shooting of the film (which was held outside Mumbai) lasted only for around a month, Minissha Lamba looks back at the entire experience of working with director Shyam Benegal and rest of the cast and crew with a lot of fondness.
"Much before beginning to shoot for the film, I was sure about one thing that I couldn't let Shyam sir down", says Minissha with respect in her voice for the veteran film maker, "Here I was working with a man who has been directing for 35 years now so I had to be nothing but perfect with my performance."
With such a senior person calling the shots, wasn't it intimidating to take directions from him?
"Honestly, it wasn't intimidating because Shyam sir is a pro in working with actors. He knows how to take care of them and extract the best out of them. This is why I didn't even know how an entire month passed by and the shooting got over. More than him calling the shots, what was really unnerving was the kind of immense pressure that I had put myself into. For me, every day was a challenge as I had to give my very best", she shoots off.
A BIG Pictures production, the film has lyrics by Swanand Kirkire, Ila Arun and Ashok Mishra with music by Shantanu Moitra. Earlier titled ABBA KA KUAN, this Shyam Benegal directed film is releasing all over on 26th March 2010.