Thursday, February 15, 2007 13:14 IST
Anjana Sukhani is flattered to contentment. While 'Salaam E Ishq' struggles at the box office young Anajana Sukhani can still be seen smiling. The Actress paired opposite
Anil Kapoor in the film As a sweet-n-sexy girl with whom he falls in love. Anjana has passed the test with flying colors and is receiving universal appreciation.
Was she expecting this? "After working hard on a film, you do expect appreciation coming you way but the multitude with which it has come is simply overwhelming", she
"In a film with a dozen odd major stars, it is quite a difficult task to make your presence felt. Being noticed amongst a huge crowd and getting appreciated from both within
and outside the industry is a thrilling experience. All this makes me happy and I see good things happening to me in the near future", says a confident Anjana.
She never worried that her role as another woman would put her in negative light! She says, "The role was quite well written and there was no bitchy side to the character's
Also, even though some of the costumes I wore gave a hint of skin, they were not out rightly revealing or made me look vulgar. All of this contributed in
making the character believable rather than making it come across as that of a vamp!"
But the petite beauty never thought of acting as a career.
"Acting just happened to me. I never intended to pursue a career in acting but I'm thoroughly enjoying it now," said Anjana.
An MBA in foreign trade from Cardiff University in Britain, Anjana forayed into filmdom with the game show film "Humdum".
Apparently her sizzling number "Babujee dheere chalna" and the much-hyped lip lock with Anil in "Salaam-e-Ishq" created quite a stir.
"I was nervous about 'Babujee...' since it was a sensual song. I just happened to speak about it to Priyanka Chopra and she made me really comfortable. It was sweet of her
to come on the sets and boost my morale," she said.
Not one to be deterred by her non-filmy background, Anjana wants to explore various genres.
"I don't have a godfather in the industry but I believe it's one's talent that works ultimately. I personally feel luck plays an important role in shaping one's career. A sound
combination of luck and talent and success is bound to come. I want to do lots of comedy and experiment with different genres."