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08-31-2012, 05:32 PM #1
The new Himmatwali keen to meet Sridevi
So excited is Tamannaah Bhatia who plays Srideviís role in the new-age version Himmatwala opposite Ajay Devgn that she has shown keen interest to meet the original the actress, who will soon be seen in R Balkiís English Vinglish in Hyderabad this week.
Unfortunately, neither Tamannaah nor Sridevi could find the time to accommodate one another. While Tamannaah is in Hyderabad shooting for Puri Jagannathís new Telugu film, Sridevi is busy with the promotion of her comeback venture.
Disappointed, but still hopeful of meeting her idol, Tamannaah gushes, ďI grew up dancing to Sridevi Ta thaiya ta thaiya and Mere haathon mein nau nau churiyan hai in front of the mirror. I think every Indian girl idolizes Sridevi. Iíd spend hours learning and imitating her steps. And today, to be playing her role from HimmatwalaÖitís a dream come true!! I am still pinching myself in disbelief.Ē
And yes, she is going to be wielding that famous whip in a leather outfit , a la Sridevi. Giggles the actress, ďI had never seen a whip, let alone hold one when in my hand , before we did the photo-shoot for Himmatwala.
I donít know whether Iíd be able to wield that whip with as much grace as Sridevi. But Iíll tell you one thing. I am not even going to try to be like her. Itís impossible to be another Sridevi.She is inimitable. And we should leave it at that.Ē
The whip apart, Tamannaah would be doing Sriís role in her own way. The iconic song Ta thaiya would also be interpreted by the young actress in a different style. ďFarah Khan is doing the steps. I donít know how much of the original steps would be retained. But I do know it would be inadvisable to imitate Sridevi. Iíve watched Himmatwala many times but Iím trying to put it all out of my head and interpret my role in a fresh role.Ē
Tamannaah hopes to meet Sridevi in the coming weeks , when the junior actress visits her family in Mumbai.