Never made any film for myself: Sonu Nigam
Singer Sonu Nigam has also been a composer, performer, host and an actor. He says, while most people make films to launch themselves, the Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani (2002) actor never made any movie for himself.
In the new video of the song Ishq Ki Gali, Sonu is seen flaunting his dance and acting skills. “I’ve featured in a video song for a film after a long time, and it felt nice. It’s a wedding song. I did this out of my love for Vibhas (composer) and also because the ethos behind the film is so nice,” says Sonu.
Asked if he would you like to do a full-fledged film once again as an actor, Sonu adds, “I never made any film for myself. People offered (them to) me. Everybody else makes films to launch themselves. I never wanted to do that. I don’t have the time or the intent or the inclination to invest 100 days of my life on something, which is going to take over the rest of my life.”
Calling himself a “busy human being”, the singer, who will soon release a single, shares, “I’ve a lot of things that I do in my life, so, to leave all that and get busy in shooting, would be difficult. I don’t say no to anything but yes, if I’m ever destined to and if I find something good come my way... I will (act again).
It’s double joy for Sanya Malhotra. The actor’s upcoming film is not just being screened at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival but she has also been featured in the Berlinale Breakouts as one of five talents to look out for by The Hollywood Reporter. Sanya’s initial reaction to making it to the list was not that of exhilaration, rather she was quite unfazed by it. The reason — she didn’t realise that it was a big deal.
“I didn’t know how to react. I was travelling and when I
landed in Mumbai I got a Otherwise, I am not making any special efforts for it.”
Earlier this week, Sonu updated his fans on social media about him getting hospitalised due to sea food allergy. But that hasn’t WhatsApp message from Radhika (Madan; actor). She sent me a cut out of the article. I thought, ‘nice’. I didn’t know that it’s a very big deal. My mother was so excited about it and others started congratulating me. It was then that I realised that it is very important,” she says.
Photograph, directed by Ritesh Batra, will be screened on February 13 at Berlinale, in Berlin, and it had its world premiere at the recentlyconcluded Sundance Film Festival, in USA.
“When I am appreciated like this, it obviously feels great. After that [list] came out, I am now feeling very stressed about attending the festival,” says Sanya with a laugh. stopped him from working. Talking about his projects, he says, “There’s another song that’s coming out soon and you’ll see me doing a lot of masti in that song too.”
The actor calls the project, which also stars actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, very close to her heart and says that she is looking forward to seeing audiences’ reaction at the film festival.
So, besides attending the film festival, what else is she looking forward to do in the German capital?
“I want to see the Berlin Wall. But I will only be there for two days as I have to come back and start shooting for my next film (an Anurag Basu directorial). Hopefully, I will get some time to go around and see some places. If not, I will definitely go back some time. For now, my film is my priority there,” she says.
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Singer Sonu Nigam was recently admitted to hospital due to severe allergy that he got after eating sea food