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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 11/05/2014
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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Sangeeta bijlani is all geared up for her second act in bollywood

former beauty queen and actress sangeeta bijlani is fully geared to get “back into the groove” of the hindi film industry where she’s making a comeback with onir’s shab after almost two decades.

last seen in a hindi film in 1996 sangeeta is excited to be back in bollywood and says she’s open to whatever life throws at her.

what made you take the plunge into bollywood after 19 years?

it wasn’t planned that way. i’ve been getting movie offers for quite some time now. somehow i wasn’t sure i wanted to act in movies again. i didn’t know whether i’d be comfortable with the idea.

does the idea of facing the camera again make you uncomfortable?

no not at all. i’ve always been very comfortable facing the camera. i’ve been there for so many years. although i was out of the public domain for so many years the relationship with the camera didn’t end. it was dormant.

what prompted you to take up this movie?

i met onir a year and a half ago at my friend anita dongre’s fashion show. he kept asking me why i didn’t return to movies. then he came up with the script of shab. he suggested i just read it. i did. and i was hooked. onir wants me to play a powerful diva. at the same time he wanted someone who looks vulnerable and soft.

a lot has happened in your life. does that make you a better actress today?

you know you grow every day. you learn so much from life. all those experiences are bound to reflect in your personality. i think today i’m a far more evolved person. my journey so far has been beautiful.

why were you so reluctant to come back to the movies?

i am open to any experience. life has taught me to expect the unexpected. i don’t shut doors to anything in life. i read onir’s script loved it. it was in the realistic space and i loved that. i’ve a very interesting role that suits me. i never did realistic cinema in my career. i always did the commercial stuff.

you were in many hits of the 1990s with mithun chakraborty.

i am not complaining about my acting stint in the past. i had fun while it lasted. i hope my second innings too would be interesting.

do you feel apprehensive about the changes in the film industry since you left?

no apprehensions at all. now that i’ve said yes to onir i am fully prepared to take the plunge. actually i’m glad to be back at a time when so many different genres of films are being made in hindi. when i was playing the conventional heroine there was just the commercial and some offbeat cinema nothing in-between.

in fact you made your debut with a brilliant commercial film?

yes j.p. dutta’s hathyar (1989). but at that time i was just doing what i was asked. to be honest i wasn’t all that involved nor was i passionate about acting. i was happy with whatever came my way. today i feel i am far more clued in and emotionally evolved. i think this is the best time to be in the movies.

is onir’s film going to be the beginning of many other offers?

now that i’ve stepped into it i am fully into it. it’s time for me to get back into the groove. i am happy to be working again. the film industry has changed completely. the industry is so much organised now. no one can afford to be lazy or disorganised. there are people to take care of everything. earlier we had to handle everything from dates to media ourselves. it’s more of a team effort now.

have you been in touch with the film industry especially through salman khan’s family?

no not at all. i am not in touch with anybody in the industry. i’ve completely cut off from bollywood. when i started getting offers i wondered if i’d fit into the changed scenario in the industry. onir’s script made me make up my mind.

so this is a new start for you?

yes i feel like a newcomer.


 


Khaleej Times




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