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In practice Minissha Lamba says her ambition was to be a TV journalist
In practice Minissha Lamba says her ambition was to be a TV journalist

Minissha Lamba will soon be seen in Shaurya

As Adaa, a young girl trapped between her love for an Army officer and a strife-torn Kashmir, Minissha Lamba won countless hearts in Shoojit Sircar’s “Yahaan” two years ago.

Fresh looks

Her fresh looks and natural acting seemed to promise a lot. But, she ended up doing films in which she went almost unnoticed including “Anthony Kaun Hai”, “Rocky–The Rebel” and “Dus Kahaniyyan.” But as an ambitious and upright employee, Anamika, in “Corporate” and a chirpy, newly married woman in “Honeymoon Travels Private Limited”, she did manage to score points with the audience. .

Now Minissha would be seen again playing a lead role in “Shaurya”, directed by Samar Khan.

Says the lady who caught the fancy of the film directors after being seen in a Cadbury ad, “I play an ambitious investigative journalist, Kavya, who chances upon a story of two Army lawyers played by Rahul Bose and Kay Kay Menon. These lawyers are on two sides of a case, in which the accused maintains a mysterious silence after killing his Commanding Officer. Kavya wants to exploit this story as a ticket to fame. She wants to bag a front page byline with it. But as she moves into it, it becomes a human interest issue for her. She handles the story with passion.”

Living her dream

Minissha’s secret ambition was to become a television journalist and she used to practice at home too.

That way, she is living her dream in “Shaurya”. Agrees this Miranda House Commerce graduate, “I really didn’t have to prepare for it. My own practice at home came in handy. I played this role as I would have done if I had been a journalist.”

Her roles

On her earlier choices she says, “Good roles don’t come too often. It is not all right to just wait and watch. I don’t regret the films I have done, as they helped me climb in the film industry, know its people from close quarters, judge the good and the bad.” Minissha has “two great films” in hand: “Kidnap” on the father-daughter relationship and “Bachna Aai Haseeno”, a love story.





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