Priyanka, how was it working in a film that is very unlike your previous films, which have always been full of glamour?
It′s a very exciting time and I personally believe that now people are ready to see films of various kinds. As far as Kaminey is concerned, it′s a very entertaining film. You must have guessed this from the promo itself that it has lots of fun. In the film nothing is being served to you in a straight forward manner, to get those things you have to be a bit bent. There are elements, which will keep surprising you throughout the film. I have played the role of Sweety. She has no time to herself and is a college going girl. She is all of 22 or 23 years. She is least bothered about her make up or wearing good clothes as other girls of her age do. The only aim in life which keeps her going is the fact when will she get time to bunk her college and go to her boyfriend′s college to meet him and then spend some time with him and then marry him later on. That′s her only aim in life and this is the way my character has been shown in the film. Well, everyone is kaminey in Kaminey and so we just made things easy for everyone.
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Please tell us more about your character?
Sweety is a very blunt girl and always speaks her mind. The truth is always there in her eyes and she never tries to hide anything. She has a heart of gold and she just can′t hide anything, it always comes out.
Did you regret the fact that the film was awarded an A certificate by the Censor Board?
Yes, it was disappointing for a film like Kaminey. There is nothing in the film that makes our film deserve an A certificate. There is nothing in the film, which I think kids don′t see on television or know of through video games or books or anything of that sort. I think Kaminey definitely deserved an UA certificate; secondly its Censor Board′s decision and we respect it. We are accommodating to the judgment given to our film. It has happened before with me, Fashion was given an A certificate but it did tremendously well and I don′t think that the fact that a particular film with A certificate will stop a good story from being told and from being viewed. Kaminey has a great potential and we have lots of expectations from the film. People are already looking forward to the release of the film and I don′t think that anyone can stop it.
How challenging was the role for you?
Honestly I was very surprised that my character caught everyone′s attention in the beginning itself. Deep down I was sure about it, as it was very different from what I have done in the past. It was very exciting and challenging for me to play the part. The character of Sweety is lot like me as a person. She is very vivacious, she does whatever she feels like and culturally she is very different from real me. To play a Marathi character was very difficult for me. I had to learn the nuances and the body language.
Ok, between Guddu and Charlie, whom do you prefer?
Ideally I would like a guy who looks like Charlie but is actually like Guddu. If I were to pick someone from both of them then it would turn very difficult for me. My character is paired up with Guddu and I love Guddu, he is damn sweet. But Charlie is really good looking so to pick someone from both the brothers is a very difficult task for me.
Also if I were to go by the song of the film, you finally fell in love!
If I were to speak truth then I have been in love since I was two - with ice creams and chocolates (laughs).
Judging by the song it appears that the chemistry between you and Shahid is just rock solid.
I don′t know. I will get to know this only when the film is released and people have only good things to say about the film. Right now I am only hoping that it works out. The responses that I have received from the promos are very encouraging.
The promos also speak volumes about the comfort level of you and Shahid.
As far as comfort level is concerned it applies with all my co-stars. It′s very necessary. If you are busy in rating your co-stars then one just cannot act especially in romantic films. It′s very important to have comfort level with your co-stars and I have that with all my co-stars.
Can you foresee the fate of Kaminey at the box office?
Well, I don′t think about the fate of the film but one thing that really makes us happy is the fact that the hype of the film is just too much and I hope people go to cinema halls to see this film. I think India is ready for such intelligent films, which has mass appeal to it, is comprehensible and you also have to carry your brains to the cinema halls. About Kaminey I also have this gut feeling that this might just turn out to be a cult film. Well, I should not be praising too much but it has turned out to be a complete film in itself. The music is excellent and it′s not a romantic film. The film deals with the story of two brothers, Guddu and Charlie, who just hate each other and don′t live together. But one fine day how does their paths cross each other and they have to meet each other for a day and then the twist and turns that follows after. It′s a very intelligent film and also the way it has been shot is very unique.
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Priyanka, few days back Kareena had given a statement that though the film has been directed by Vishal but this time neither she nor Saif are there in the film and so people should not expect too much from Kaminey, please comment.
Well I would only like to add that expectations have been made from our film and unfortunately the expectations have been made from because Shahid, Vishal and me. I hope they like the film.
What do you feel that why do actors come out with such statements?
Well, I would only like to add that I would never ever come out with such a statement. How do I know what plays in other people′s minds?
The race for number one actress of Bollywood has gotten more momentum, who in your opinion is number one?
Well, I can only talk about myself and not about others. To be very honest I don′t have time to think about career of other people. I myself am so involved with my career right now. Fortunately at this stage of my life I am working with some excellent filmmakers of this country, and am really looking forward to all those films. I am excited about all my films and thankfully they run also and people appreciate them. I don′t want anything further, God almighty has given me lots.
Don′t you have any scene with Charlie?
I have only a single scene with Charlie, I don′t have many scenes with Charlie. In the film I don′t have got much to do with Charlie. I am with Guddu only throughout the film and it′s a very sweet love story.
Tell us a bit about the dance steps of Dhai Baje song?
I am so happy and glad that the song has caught on. There was no any choreographer for that song. Vishal only told me to do whatever I felt like for the song. When the song was being filmed, there were two girls in the scene who knew Lavni and in their company I did little bit of Lavni with them. The song was good that nothing much was required and it has turned out to be so good. People are really enjoying the song.
There are also news of affair between you and Shahid, after the film does good and your chemistry has been appreciated, don′t you think that the doubt will turn shape into a believe among the masses?
Look, I have got to do nothing to do with these things. If people feel like talking, then they will surely talks also if they don′t feel like talking, they won′t talk. When the film started then gossip columns linked up and now when the shooting part got over there were reports of our break up in newspapers. I really wonder what will happen after the release of the film. As far as my life is concerned, I have always been a very private person. If I have anything substantial to say then I will surely share it with others.
Thanks a ton.