Dil Bole Hadippa! (more photos, videos, songs)
Rakhi, how did you get Dil Bole Hadippa!?
One fine day Anurag just called me and said that he would like to sign me for his movie which was being produced under the Yashraj banner. I just could not believe my ears. Then I met him and he told me about my character. I was so excited to get an YRF film to do. I used to get butterflies in my stomach till the time we actually started shooting. I just couldn′t believe that I will be sharing screen space with Rani, who has been my inspiration. I still remember the day we started shooting and everybody was there for the Mahurat- Shahrukh Khan, Gauri and Yashji. I was just dumbstruck.
How was your experience with director Anurag Singh?
I have worked with so many big directors, but Anurag is just so good. He is very soft spoken and he makes us understand so nicely what we need to do. He will give you the details about everything right from the costume to the eye shadow, everything. He has directed the movie so well that we didn′t feel we are doing a movie. With this film he gave me a chance to show my acting skills. I will always be thankful to him for this.
Tell me more about your character. What is it all about?
I am playing a character called Shanno Amritsari who is a very arrogant female and thinks no end of herself. She is very proud of her dance and talent. I play a dancer in the Nautanki Group of Punjab. I am sure everyone will like it.
Have you seen Kaminey? How was your experience working with Shahid Kapoor?
Yes I saw Kaminey. Shahid was just fabulous in it. This is my first movie with him, but I know him since a long time. We both used to go to the same gym. I will not forget this incident that happened with me on the sets. I was doing a song in the nautanki and just got myself entangled in a wire which connected to the huge lights placed on the sets. The light was just about to land on my head and suddenly Shahid held the lights and prevented it from landing on my head. He shouted at the people around for such carelessness and said that I would have been dead had it fallen on my head. He is a thorough gentleman and a fine human being.
Rakhi Sawant (more photos on gallery)
And what about Rani Mukherjee?
Rani is so nice. I just wish her loads of luck and happiness. I still remember that when Anurag narrated the story to Rani and told her that Shanno′s character is being played by me, she was happy to know that fact. Every day we shared the tiffin that used to come from her house and that only shows that she is so down to earth in spite of being such a great actress.
Tell us about Rani Mukherjee as a boy and Rani Mukherjee as a girl.
It was beautiful. She is a great actress and I just could gather enough of courage to act in front of her. When she came on the set in the get up of a boy, I just could not recognize her and she started fooling around with me and I seriously thought for once that a boy is trying to flirt with me. And then when I realized it was Rani Mukherjee, I laughed my heart out.
Sherlyn says that you are an entertainer off the set as well, what do you have to say about Sherlyn?
She is very humble and if she said that for me, I definitely like it. She is a very good actress and a very good human being. She has got a beautiful figure and a lovely face. We had a lot of fun on the set. Our green rooms were just next to each other and we got along really well and had a good bonding. I wish she gets more films.
Who would you choose from Shahid, Anurag and Rani if they were on Rakhi Ka Swayamvar?
Shahid, Anurag and Rani as a boy. She is looking stunning as a boy. If given the liberty, I will put the varmala on all three of them.