About half a decade ago, Salman Khan introduced Sneha Ullal to the world. Better known as an Aishwarya Rai look-alike, the actress did quite for a debut in Lucky, but soon faded away after the 2006 disaster Aryan: Unbreakable, which featured Sohail Khan in the lead.
The actress then moved down south and acted in about 4 films. Last week, she returned to Bollywood with a horror flick ‘Click’. In an interview with IANS, the 22 year old actress talks about her comeback, experience in Bollywood, industry folks from down south and a lot more. Some excerpts from the interview.
On her comeback with Click and the Bollywood film industry.
- See ‘Click’ is not my comeback in Bollywood because the film doesn’t revolve around me. I need a film like ‘Lucky’ (her debut vehicle) to make a comeback; then I can show what I can do. Now it’s time I prove myself because there are a lot of people who misguided me in Bollywood – whom I trusted. I never knew Bollywood is like that, you know.
- I am going to do any role now that takes me to another level. If my role is good, I don’t mind even if it’s a D-grade film. I was choosy, but it didn’t work for me. I need to learn because thats what an actor is all about. She needs to play different kinds of characters… You cant stick to one genre.
On her upcoming films
- I am doing a film with Ashok Tyagi where Akshay Kapoor is my co-star and there is another film with Shubir Mukherjee. The film is being launched by Joy Mukherjee’s son Sujoy. One of them is a thriller, the other is a love story and both are expected to release later this year
- I have done three films in the south and the fourth is releasing in April. In the south, people are very genuine. They will tell you the right things. I had rejected one film because I was not comfortable kissing on screen. Two months later, I got another film and I called the same director, whose film I had rejected, for some guidelines and he guided me properly. It’s unlike Bollywood. Here people will misguide you and take you in the wrong direction. Thats what happened with me.
- I won’t stop doing films in the south ever. It teaches you how to be an actor… how to be a lady. I don’t know about Bollywood as I haven’t done much work here.
- I don’t regret but if I am to re-do, I will re-do now. I don’t regret because ‘Lucky’ gave me name; people know me today because of ‘Lucky’.