My toughest scene was when Lolo (Karisma Kapoor) called me a b. Yes, it™s true. It was in a film called Rishtey. I laugh whenever I think about it. I played a comic role of a loud and funny Koli woman, who was secretly in love with Anil Kapoor.However, he loved Lolo, so I decided to leave him. In the scene, I had to confront Lolo, scold her and push her after she calls me a ˜b. So you can imagine the tension on the sets. You know how it is when you™re shooting with another actress. There™s always that undercurrent of competitiveness and friction.
On top of that, I had never met Lolo before. And the director, Induji, had decided to shoot this confrontational scene on the first day. My dialogue for the scene was two-pages long and I had to maintain the same Koli accent throughout the shot, which was really tough because when you™re doing a dramatic scene you tend to lose track of the accent and just concentrate on getting the emotions right.Lolo was just expected to stare at me, while I delivered my lengthy monologue. I am very proud of my performance though. Playing a comic role and then having to carry off a serious dramatic sequence was not easy. But I think I pulled it off.Others may think my roles in Phir Milenge or Life In A Metro were challenging, but to me Rishtey was my toughest scene.
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