Regina was scep­ti­cal...

About mak­ing a de­but with Ek Ladki Ko Dekha... as it wasn’t a quin­tes­sen­tial Bol­ly­wood movie

The Free Press Journal - - GLAM -

Regina Cas­san­dra, who played the love in­ter­est of Sonam Kapoor in “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga” was ear­lier in two minds for pick­ing up this of­fer as it was not a quin­tes­sen­tial film. The film chron­i­cles the love story of Sweety (Sonam) and Kuhu (Regina) as they strug­gle to find ac­cep­tance in fam­ily and so­ci­ety.

“I had liked the story when I heard it. The only rea­son why I had to think about it for a long time is be­cause it was my first Hindi film and I was look­ing at do­ing some­thing in Bol­ly­wood for a lit­tle while. The con­cern was that it is not your quin­tes­sen­tial Bol­ly­wood de­but. 99 per cent people have made their de­but with a hero-hero­ine kind of a film so that was the only thing. We did go lit­tle back-and­forth,” Regina said. The ac­tor said she did not have any fear of get­ting tyep­cast. “I look for­ward to do au­thor backed roles.”

Regina, who has been act­ing in south films, was to make her de­but ini­tially with the se­quel to Amitabh Bachchan star­rer “Aankhen”. The ac­tor said she was not dis­turbed when the film did not go on floors as per the sched­ule. “I have been do­ing films since 14 so I have grown up learn­ing and fig­ur­ing out things. At the age of 28, it is not too much of a sur­prise or shock. It is part and par­cel of your work life. You learn how to say ok and let’s move on to the next thing,” she added.

She said there are so many big projects that get shelved with big stars even in south. Regina has acted mainly in Tamil and Tel­ugu movies and she is open to the idea of act­ing in dif­fer­ent lan­guage films. Talk­ing about what brings her to Bol­ly­wood she said, “I would like to act in more lan­guages. Hindi has a big­ger plat­form in terms of films be­ing show­cased. There are lot of nice film­mak­ers and sto­ries. The people here like to rein­vent them­selves. I do be­lieve with time one has to keep chang­ing.”

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