Minisha Lamba on working with Shyam Benegal and her upcoming film Well Done Abba
M inisha Lamba is a worried girl these days. It's time for wedding bells to ring but everything seems to be going awry. Strange, that a pretty young thing like her would have such problems. But that's exactly what's happening in her upcoming flick Well Done Abba. The film is a comedy. It's the story of a simple man, who comes back to his village to get his daughter Muskaan (played by me) married and has everything going wrong, says Minisha.
The film is being directed by Shyam Benegal and that's the reason Minisha chose to do the film. He has been making films longer than I have been on this planet, she smiles. The petite actress is obviously in awe of the filmmaker and sees him as a guru. Though a maestro. he treated everybody on the sets equally. During lunch breaks he would regale us with stories about his days in Parliament and almost anything and everything, she laughs.
The movie has a long star cast including Boman Irani, Rajit Kapur, Sammir Dattani, Sonali Kulkarni, Ravi Kishen and Ila Arun.
Do performances get lost in multi-starrers? I don't think so. Every character has its own space and contributes to the film, says the actor who was last seen in Kidnap.
Talking about the music of the film, she says her favourite track is Sandesa', a classical melody. The other catchy track is Banno Hoshiyar' that has an interesting TeluguHindi rap. The music has been composed by Shantanu Moitra and the tracks according to her are funny and quirky. Well Done Abba is slated to release on March 26.
The girl has been lucky, considering acting happened by chance. I wanted to be a journalist and specialise in Conflict Journalism. This interest arose when I lived in Kashmir for two years. The conflict there is tragic and it requires accurate reporting.
She has lived all over the country, including for a decade in Chennai and studied in Sherwood Hall and Chettinad Vidyashram. Minisha will next be seen in Sagar Bellary's Hum Tum aur Shabana.PRIYADARSHINI PAITANDY