August 27, 2002 
 Home > Movies > Features   Feedback 
  Box Office
Short Takes
Slide Shows
Southern Spice
Search Rediff

  Fabulous Offers!

  CDs @ Rs. 90/-

  Laurel & Hardy
  - VCDs
  Rs. 125/- only..

  Tom & Jerry
 - VCDs: Rs. 125/-

 Secrets every
 mother should

 Your Lipstick

 Jeeyo, magar
 SHAAN se!

 Search the Internet
 Sites: Actresses, Actors
E-Mail this feature to a friend
Print this page Best Printed on  HP Laserjets

Reshmi Ghosh
'They say I look like Bipasha'
Newcomer Reshmi Ghosh on life in front of the camera

The norm is, Miss India contestant practises her smiles, speaks about wanting to be Mother Teresa, sometimes wins an international crown and then make a lunge for the movies.

In Reshmi Ghosh's book of dos, the order is a little skewered. The Femina Miss India Earth 2002 has already finished a 25-day shoot for Rajat Rawail's Saazish. While shooting for the film, she was juggling her dietary requirements, workouts and brushing up on her general knowledge to prepare for her Miss Earth Contest in Philippines, in October.

The Bengali beauty hates living alone in Mumbai, "I was never strong and independent. This city has made me capable of living on my own. I miss home and there are times when I cry like a baby," she admits.

She speaks to Arti R about beauty contests, life and films:

On Miss India: It was a dream. I didn't win any subcontests, so I was not sure whether I would win any of the big ones. I was probably the only one backstage who wasn't worried or scared. I gave it my best shot. If I deserved to win, I would.

On Saazish: I didn't want to wait to act because it has been a passion since my childhood. Also, I have been receiving a lot of film offers.

Rajat saw one of my pictures in the Times Of India and was keen that I do this film. When I met him, he didn't even ask for a screen test. He said, "Reshmi, you are perfect for the role. You are just what I need in this film."

He promised me they would wrap the film in 30 days and I couldn't say no.

    Recent Features
The Baba phenomenon
Signs topples XXX
Deepti Naval's comeback
My sister, Rani
Shekhar Sum on CMS
AB's role in Agni Varsha
Prashant on Chhal
New Hitchcock?
Blue Crush in at US BO
There is no Rajni in Baba
To Rajni with love
Devdas: The making


I had a blast shooting for the movie. I worked out, read up and prepared for my contest in the spare time. They (the unit) didn't hassle me at all. My costars --- Riya Sen, Milind Soman and Aryan Vaid --- and I were like a mini family. We were so much into our characters that we would actually call each other by the names of our characters.

The film is not a love story. It is a murder mystery and all actors have equal roles. I have two song sequences left to shoot in Mumbai. How I love song and dance.

On her character: What I like about my character in Saazish is that she is a very strong woman who loves herself and loves money. She is completely at odds with the person I am --- I'm very emotional, cry easily and love helping others. Reshmi Ghosh

When I read the script, my role reminded me a lot of Bipasha Basu in her debut film Ajnabee. Ever since I had seen Bipasha in Ajnabee, I had wanted to do a similar role. I am told that we have a similar screen presence. We look alike because of our dusky skin and large eyes.

On acting: I have done many cameos in Bengali films. They prefer their leading ladies fair and fragile.

Last year, I acted in two National Films Development Corporation films, but I wanted to be part of Bollywood. And I am not hyper about my first film --- I have worked hard.


Astrology | Auctions | Auto | Contests | E-cards | Food | Health | Home & Decor | Jobs | Lifestyle | Matrimonial
Money | Movies | Net Guide | Product Watch | Romance | Tech.Edu | Technology | Teenstation | Travel | Women
News | Cricket | Sports | NewsLinks
Shopping | Books | Music
Personal Homepages | Free Email | Free Messenger | Chat
(c) 2002 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.