New Delhi, Oct 2 (UNI) Post her 'girl next door' image in her previous films, her glamorous look in Sanjay Gadhvi's forthcoming flick 'Kidnap' has got the entire tinsletown talking.
Coupled with the slick action sequences featuring Imran Khan, the ''bikini-clad look'' and the ''bindaas girl image'' of the pretty Minissha Lamba, coming across in the film's promos, have generated more curiosity for the film among cinegoers than the Abhishek Bachchan-starrer 'Drona', which is also slated to hit the marquee tomorrow.
The tremendous response to her look in 'Kidnap' has left even Minissha with a gaping look.
''The feedback for my look has been simply fantastic. People have been very pleasantly surprised because they have never seen me in an 'avataar' like this. I have never done something like this; never danced the way I have done in this film. I think I have pleasantly surprised people,'' Minissha told UNI in an interview on the eve of the film's release.
''This character was conceptualised and written as a very 'bindaas' (frank and carefree) girl; a very today's girl. So the thing was figuring out how to bring out this aspect of her. I think whoever must have done the role would have been styled the way I was so as to come across as glamorous,'' she said.
Achieving the 'glam look' in 'Kidnap' required the actress to undergo a rigorous fitness regimen.
''I definitely had to be fit for this film. So I had to work out a lot. I had about eight months to get into shape,'' Minissha said.
At the same time, the actress is quick to clarify that her ''glam avataar'' in the movie was not just meant to add to the glamour quotient in the film, which comes across as an action thriller involving a showdown between the characters of Imran Khan and Sanjay Dutt.
''My role in 'Kidnap' is not a frivolous one wherein an actor is just required to be a prop. I play the daughter of a millionaire (played by Sanjay Dutt) who gets kidnapped by Imran. So, in a way the story starts with her. Also, when Imran's character is out confronting my dad in the film and when he comes back to the place where he has kept the girl captive, he has to wage another battle with this girl in captivity,'' she said.
''In the film, Imran fights a battle on both fronts -- with the father and his kidnapped daughter. The role provided me tremendous scope for performance. In fact, it is one of the most difficult roles I have played in my career,'' Minissha said.
Talking about her experience of working with the new Bollywood heartthrob Imran Khan, Minissha said, ''Imraan is a very lovely young man and he is extremely talented. It has been a fabulous experience working with him.'' From her debut in 'Yahaan' to 'Kidnap' has been an amazing rise up the Bollywood ladder for the actress. She has in the past couple of years won criticial acclaim as well as audience appreciation for her roles in her debut film, 'Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd', 'Shaurya' and 'Bachna Ae Haseeno'.
However, Minissha is quite humble about this. ''Well, I have just found the films that I have liked. It is a simple formula.
Nothing complicated,'' she said.
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