An Interview With Sushma Reddy
After “Chocolate”, actress Sameera Reddy’s sister, Indian supermodel Sushma Reddy, will be seen in comedy king Priyadarshan’s next big film “Chup Chup Ke” on June 9:
Tell us about your film ‘Chup Chup Ke’ ?
It is releasing on June 9. It’s a romantic triangle between Shahid, Kareena and myself. Priyadarshan is known for his brilliant comedies and this one is no exception. It’s a complete entertainer. I had a great time working with my co-stars – Shahid, Kareena, Suniel Shetty. They were lovely. U T V has produced the film, which is among the largest studios in Bollywood today. They’ve just released Rang De Basanti. What is the USP of ‘Chup Chup Ke’ ?I think Chup Chup Ke will rock because it has something for everyone. All the veteran actors in the film (Om Puri, Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav) are comic geniuses. I am the surprise package of the film, so don’t be surprised if you don’t see too much of me in the publicity.You are a successful model. Can models act ?I have received some incredible feedback from those who’ve seen my work in Chup Chup Ke. In any case, with several models proving themselves in Bollywood of late, the fact that good models are not necessarily good actors is only a myth.Tell us something about the music of ‘Chup Chup Ke’ ?
Himesh Reshammiya has done the music, so I don’t need to say more! He’s in top form and among the most successful composers these days. The soundtrack has some absolutely amazing ballads, which go very well with the tone of the film.
Tell us about working with a hit director like Priyadarshan?
He’s such a brilliant director. He knows his mind. I was so nervous on my first day because he’s such a veteran filmmaker. He is a strict director but knows what we wants out of every scene. He appreciates spontaneous performances. I am completely in awe of him.Your next film?
I am currently doing an acting workshop for the film ‘Big Bazaar’ by Mahesh Manjrekar. It's a tragic comedy about the lives of Mumbai’s mill workers. When I heard the script, I was blown away. I have also signed Puneet Issar's film but I don't know when it will start. I am in talks with two other producers. I can talk about that only when things get finalized. (CHUP CHUP KE releases on June 9 worldwide by UTV. For more information, visit www.utvmotionpictures.com and www.chupchupke.com)