Sherlyn, what motivated you to be on Dil Bole Hadippa!?
Many reasons, what should I tell you. YRF, because it has Rani, because it has Shahid, because I had to play a supermodel. I think every actor would like to add at least one YRF film in his profile. I completed that dream. I hope I get to be associated with YRF always.
How did you get Dil Bole Hadippa!?
Anurag called me and, I went to meet him in YRF studio. He told me what he wanted to see Soniya as. She is a supermodel, the way she talks, the way she walks and all. He told me the entire biography of Soniya. It felt very easy to give the audition for this character and he was at the monitor and said you are very close to Soniya but you need some polishing. And the rest you will be able to see it on the big screen.
Tell us about your character Sonia.
I play a character called Sonia, a UK based super model. Everything about her is high profile. She just loves fashion, accessories etc and she is a very trendy and glamorous babe. She is smitten by an Indian cricketer Shahid.
Do you relate to the character you are playing?
Yes, I do. I love fashion, I love expensive clothes. I love out of the box fashion.
Can you share any memorable experience you had while working in the movie?
When we were shooting in Chandigarh, I remember hurting myself on the forehead. It was swollen and I didn′t know how I will face the camera again after the incident. And when I broke this news to everyone, they came to see me in my room-The Director, Director of Photography and Anupamji to know what happened. The whole unit was a like a small family. I really felt, I was at home.
How was your experience working with Rani Mukherji?
What can I say about Rani? Initially, I was dumbstruck, what should I call her, Rani, Rani ma′am, Rani Ji? Then I mustered a little courage and said “Hi Rani Ji.” She was so chilled out and didn′t make me feel that she was Rani Mukherjee, the actress. She behaved just like a fellow actor who was enjoying. She used to take keen interest in my acting, in my close up shots. She motivated me a lot.
And, how was your experience with Shahid Kapoor?
It was good. I did my first scene with him. I was feeling shy and embarrassed because before that we didn′t interact with each other. Usually people say hi! or hello! But my first dialogue to him was “Hey Sexy”. That was funny. Whenever I used to see his bare body, I used to compare his waistline with mine and see who is fitter.
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Tell me about your experience with Rakhi Sawant.
She is very entertaining. I didn′t know that she was a funny person. I thought she just pretends to be interesting but when I met her I just couldn′t be serious, I had to burst out laughing just listening to her. It was a fabulous rendezvous. It was very gracious of her to come up and break the ice and say “Hi, I am Rakhi Sawant.” I choose to believe we are friends and I am glad we have somebody like Rakhi in the industry. She is a thorough mood elevator.
Manish Malhotra designed the clothes for you. Was it easy for you to interact with him?
I will be forever grateful to him for what he has done for me in the film-he has given me a makeover, the look, the style, and the accessory, everything from head to toe. He also gave me make up tips to look fresh on screen. I would thank him deeply for making me look so good in the film and a supermodel which I am not.
Sherlyn, when does your heart say Hadippa?
When I get good offers, when I do good work and good photo shoots, when the outcomes are just next to excellent.