Vishakha on ‘Hum Sey Hai Jahaan’
She was auditioned twice for working with Shah Rukh Khan. She failed. With better luck, she could have replaced Vidya in Chak De India! But after she failed the test in Chak De India!, Shimit Amin, the film’s director, referred her to Mashhoor Amrohi, who was looking for the leading lady for his debut film Hum Sey Hai Jahaan. “As luck would have it, I got the role,” says 24-year-old Vishakha Singh.
Born and brought up in Abu Dhabi, Vishakha plays the daughter of a fading superstar in Hum Sey….
Though apprehensive about the response to the film, Vishakha has enacted many scenes the way she thought best. “As Mashhoor was involved in many things at a time, he couldn’t ‘direct’ me at many places so I had to rely on my instinct.” She has done a few parallel films where she plays the lead. In Coffee Shop, she plays a struggling painter and in Do Aur Do Paanch she plays “a typical tapori.”RANA SIDDIQUI