Gauhar Khan on cloud nine after Rocket Singh
Posted December 19, 2009on:
By IANS (Mid-Day; December 17, 2009)
Model-VJ Gauhar Khan says she believes playing the lead does not mean being paired romantically opposite the hero but being integral part of the film’s plot.
She plays a receptionist of Ranbir Kapoor’s sales office in ‘Rocket Singh – Salesman of the Year’ which released last week.
Gauhar says that even though she is not romantically paired opposite Ranbir, she has most of her scenes with the Bollywood’s latest heartthrob. “our characters shared a close bond in the film,” she said.
Gauhar was participating in ‘Jhalak Dikhla Ja’ reality dance show when she was called for auditions for the film. “I went through five auditions before being selected for the role of Koena, a middle class fashionable girl, in the film. She is naive and also emotional. There were many layers in the character and I got an opportunity to showcase my acting skills,” Gauhar said.
Filmmaker Yash Chopra complimented me for my performance and that was the icing on the cake amid all adulation and good reviews, she said. ‘Rocket Singh’ is writer Jaideep Sahani’s vision and executed by director Shimit Amin, Gauhar said adding that playing her character in the film was tough but the duo made it easier. “They made me aware of the depth of Koena’s character,” she said.
Gauhar hopes to be romantically paired with Ranbir in future. “He is a calm and a good person and a thorough professional,” she said.
The actress says she has firmly set her sights on Bollywood and was looking for work to improve her performing abilities. “Only talent matters in this industry,” she said.
Gauhar has come a long way from being a model, VJ and has put the infamous wardrobe malfunction at Lakme Fashion Week couple of years ago behind her. She said she is looking forward to play performance oriented lead roles.