This year has been a mixed bag for her. She walked the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival and on her way back was detained at Mumbai airport for allegedly not declaring the jewellery.
And then her film Bheja Fry 2 bombed at the BO. But actor Minissha Lamba knows how to deal with success, failure and controversy too.
Dressed in a baby pink short dress with high nude heels, Minissha looked like a Dresden China doll. In Ahmedabad for a promotional tour, Minissha says that she loves visiting Ahmedabad. “This city has always been kind to me and my films. I love coming to Ahmedabad whenever I get an opportunity. I love Gujarati food and so I will be heading to gorge on a thali soon,” says this dimpled beauty.
Minissha who started off her film career six years ago has the same mint-fresh appeal she had when she started her career. “My age is a national secret and I don’t want to reveal it. But people have told me that I look the same and that is a big compliment for me,” she smiles.
Minissha who is busy doing Hum Tum Shabana, Zilla Ghaziabad and Joker doesn’t believe that film sequels don’t work. “The Golmaal sequels worked much better than the first film. Sequels are all about exploring the story, adding more fun and entertainment. One has to keep in mind the subject of the story and has to make a good film to make it a hit. Sequels work in Hollywood but not every time,” she says.
Comedy rules high on big screen and Minissha feels doing comedy is easy for girls. “Male actors have to do the talking and make people laugh. Comedy isn’t too tough for girls. Actually doing serious roles is difficult for me,” says this petite girl.
Talking about her experience at the Cannes Film Festival, she says, “It was a beautiful experience. Being there at Cannes made me realise that we are a small part of this big fraternity. Our culture and language might be different but every actor/producer is looking for respect and wants to showcase their best.”
Controversies are an actor’s best friend and Minissha has her share of them too in recent times. Controversies and actors go hand in hand. But they don’t affect me at all. It takes a lot for me to be affected by anything, but my family and friends are affected. I keep telling them not to believe what is written in the newspaper unless I tell them so,” she says.
Ask her about her friendship with director Sagar Ballary (which has now hit a rough patch, since Sagar edited her role in Hum Tum Shabana following the Bheja Fry 2 music video controversy). “If Sagar has blatantly said that he wants to promote Pia Trivedi then I can’t do much about it. I had to tweet my reaction as I feel if someone goes public then the answer should also be given on a public platform only. I won’t work with him again,” she says. TOI