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Just Mahima


FROM THAT Sanjana of the Pepsi ad to filmdom through Subhash Ghai's "Pardes", Mahima Choudhury has come a long way. Though at present with just three films, she nevertheless has given Bollywood a few convincing and interesting roles.

At Gurgaon's Metropolitan Mall this past week to auction Beautique's beauty products, the ravishing actress talks about the roles in her forthcoming films and also her experiences while working with Amitabh Bachchan in the just released "Baghban".

"I am coming opposite Govinda in Smita Thackeray's "Hum Do Hamare Ek". Govinda being in the film, it will be a comedy. Aneez Bazmi would be its director", she says. The next in line is talented Tanuja Chandra's "Filmstar" opposite Delhi boy Priyanshu Chatterjee. Also, she has high expectations from another forthcoming movie of hers, "Chess". "The shooting for "Chess" will begin in London in December, which also stars Anupam Kher. Like in a game of chess, here too, one doesn't know what the other person is doing. There are moves and intrigues. Devoid of songs, this film will be in English", she informs. Talking about her latest release, "Baghban" where she plays a small yet noticeable role, Mahima is all praise for Amitabh Bachchan. "Amitji makes a genuine effort to make you feel comfortable. He jokes with everybody on the sets. He gives good one-liners and has excellent observation", claims Mahima. Aware of the unpredictability factor in Bollywood, she says, "There should be a back-up plan." Though she won't be working 365 days a year after some years, she would definitely be doing two films a year.

The returns from the beauty products auctioned by Mahima would go to fight breast cancer. And rightly so, she adds, " If detected early, cancer can be cured."

MADHUR TANKHA

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