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05-18-2011, 10:31 PM #1
"I would have regretted had I not done PKP" - Sonalli Sehgall
An ex-Miss India International (2006), established model, face of couple of dozen commercials and now a leading lady - Sonalli Sehgall has been enjoying a smooth and steady ride in the world of glamour. A Punjabi who hails from Kolkata, has travelled the world and now considers Mumbai as her home, Sonalli is expectedly confident as she gets into a chat with Joginder Tuteja about playing one of the leading ladies in Pyaar ka Punchnama.
Over to the lady who is currently enjoying her 'Chak Glassi' stint while burning the dance floors.Sonalli, you get to play one of the lead protagonists in a comedy for your debut effort - A promising start indeed, isn't it? I actually think it is quite exciting. I am a very cautious person otherwise and I gave Pyaar Ka Punchnama a good thought before I was sure I wanted to do it. And what really is the reason behind you being so cautious? After all for an outsider like you who doesn't quite belong to the industry or any filmy family, wasn't the very fact that you were getting to play a lead heroine in an established banner good enough for a start?See, I had got offers before also but then I had a certain vision in my mind around my debut effort.
Honestly speaking, when I realised that the film had three couples, my immediate reaction was - 'I don't want to do this'. I wasn't even keen to go for the audition. But then the folks who approached me explained how this was a very refreshing film with no clichés whatsoever. The moment I met my director (Luv Ranjan), my whole outlook towards the film and the role changed. I knew this was going to be a good start after all. The moment I met my director (Luv Ranjan), my whole outlook towards the film and the role changed. I knew this was going to be a good start after all. What really were these 'refreshing' and 'no cliches' factors that changed your mind? The very fact that Pyaar Ka Punchnama isn't a run of the mill story about a boy and girl who meet, fall in love and then live together forever.
This was one of the major reasons I was so happy about because the relationship shown between me and Raayo (the male protagonist) in the film is very real. There is nothing artificial about it. After understanding the film in detail, I was sure about stepping in at the least. As I started shooting for it, I started becoming more and more confident with every passing day. I knew that I was moving in the right direction....being a human...