Sayali Bhagat: I don't want short-term fame

Sampurn, Bollywood Trade News Network
6/12/2009 3:43:42 PM

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The multiplex strike is finally over and lots of films are waiting for release. And actress Sayali Bhagat has all the reason to be excited, as her two Hindi films release back to back. ''I'm glad that the strike has got over at the right time as I have two films releasing immediately,' says Sayali.

After her debut film, THE TRAIN with Emraan Hashmi, she was not much seen in Bollywood. ''I have been busy doing south films, one Telugu and another in Tamil. Both did very well. In fact that has made me choosy about my future offers. I do have quite a few offers lined up but I am being really choosy considering the expectation levels have suddenly spurred up. Now people want me to deliver my best. And because of which I am slightly nervous but yes I intend to do one south film every year,' she adds further.

Talking about her stint in the films, KIRKIT & PAYING GUEST the actress briefs, ''I'm happy to do two comedy films. People had certain notion about me that either I can do a romantic thing like in GOOD LUCK or Tormented house wife in THE TRAIN or a glamorous actress of HALLA BOL for that matter. So it's a refreshing thing that I will be seen doing comedy.'

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''It's been a huge challenge for me doing comedy. It is rather tough doing comedy than doing serious roles. Doing slapstick depends a lot on how other actor responses and the comic timings, give and take of dialogues etc.' She is keenly waiting for the response of audience to see whether they accept her in this new avatar or not.

Although her KIRKIT is a comedy movie based on IPL and cricket, Sayali will be seen in a negative shade in the film. Says Sayali, ''My character in the film is not opposite any hero. I basically choose the character of being negative as it has a strong message to give out to the audience, its fine to have cricket match between two cities and to commercialize it but not make it like a war. English men say divide and rule, it comes again.'

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In PAYING GUEST she plays the role of a TV channel head. ''In this film there are 4 boys who are paying guest, Shreyas Talpade, Javed Jaffery, Vatsal Seth and Aashish Chaudhary. So my character is one who helps them to find some money to be paying guest and also see that their friendship is intact,' she chirps.

''My role is very supportive, Javed is playing my love interest, there is special relationship shown between me and my parents also. So I have these three tracks apart from the comedy going around,' she adds further.

Despite PAYING GUESTS being a multi starrer film, Sayali had no problems working with the other big cast of the film, infact things turned out to be pleasant for the charming lady. ''I initially used to think since it's a Subhash Ghai film and I am relatively new, I might get sidelined but things were put to rest. Thankfully we don't have actors that want to pull down other actor. Generation has changed, people have changed and today we have matured actors who like to find their own space. I am glad that I found such co-actors,' she exclaimed with joy.


Not many people know that she was too offered TV shows but she refused as she wanted to concentrate on her film career. ''I don't see my self doing TV as of now. I still have longing for Bollywood and as far as small screen is concerned then I think I may give a thought to it sometime later. I am not that kind of person who will do anything to get the short term fame. I believe in making film DVD collections rather than quick money reality shows,' quips the actress in a firm tone.

Elaborating on her upcoming movies, she divulges, ''I am doing a film with Reliance called CHALOO MOVIE. It's a drama, a film within a film where I again play an actress, rather a small time girl becoming an actress. There are other characters also like Rajpal Yadav, Divya dutta, Shekhar Suman. Then there's a horror film with Wilson Louis called SHOUT.'