I am not threatened by newcomers: Minissha Lamba

March 28th, 2008 - 9:06 am ICT by admin  

By Shweta Thakur
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) After a three-year struggle, things are finally looking up for Minissha Lamba who has finally bagged her first big banner with Yash Raj Films’ “Bachna Ae Haseenon”, where she stars with Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor, and also has a meaty role in Samar Khan’s “Shaurya”. Minissha, who started off with “Yahaan” and went on to do cameos in films like “Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.” and “Corporate”, says she is now in a different phase of her life - and refuses to be threatened by new kids on the block Deepika and Ranbir.

“I am not at all threatened by the newcomers. There are phases that one goes through - first you are a newcomer, then you struggle to find a foothold, then you struggle to sustain and so on and so forth. I am in a different phase,” Minissha told IANS.

According to the actress, with directors becoming increasingly experimental it is the best time for actors with a non-filmy background to join the industry.

“Directors are making various kinds of films and there is work for everyone.

“In fact, I would say that star kids are here because they are talented and loved by audiences. But everything depends on the potential an individual has. Everyone has to work hard in the industry to achieve the desired.”

The star is looking forward to “Shaurya” where she plays a Hindi newspaper journalist Kavya.

“I always wanted to be a war journalist; news channel CNN’s correspondent Christiane Amanpour always fascinated me. I remember standing in front of the mirror and emulating her. So, when this role happened to me it was like revisiting my past.”

The film also stars Deepak Dobriyal, Seema Biswas, Jaaved Jaafri, Kay Kay Menon and Rahul Bose.

Set against the backdrop of the army, the film revolves around the lives of two friends, both lawyers by profession, and how a court martial case changes their lives.

Minissha, who will also star in Sanjay Gadhvi’s “Kidnap” opposite Sanjay Dutt, said she is opting for multistarrers as audiences “would get bored watching her alone on the silver screen”.

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