Sneha Ullal – Not so ‘Lucky’ in Bollywood

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

Down South

  • 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.

Any regrets?

  • 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’.


  • Well its sad to hear what happened with her in her first innings in Bollywood. I hope she does well second time round. However, she is right that people remember her as the girl in ‘LUCKY’.

  • Sorry to say not Lucky gave her name instead SALMAN gave her name in bollywood eventhough she is not sucess but later might be all bcoz salman intoduced her to bollywood

  • @ nano

    Completely agrre with you. Salman has helped many in Bollywood, including Sneha. The film did reasonably well. The music was great, but apart from that and Mithun Salman carried the film in my opinion.

  • Salman is one of the reasons why even Himesh reshammiya is in the industry at the moment. I think he and Ram gopal varma have given the indiatry a lot of new and fresh talent.

  • @ suniel

    i really don’t understand your problem. However, for once you are right. Salman also introduced Himesh Reshammiya to Bollywood. The latter has said this on many many occasions. hahaha

  • Hii…..Sneha this is very bad luck for your first inning bollywood…..we r waiting for your secound inning bollywood…hope its very good…

  • Himesh thnks salman 2 b hs brother n has said it a million tyms.n sallu 2 lvs hm lyk dnt cmpare hm 2 sneha who dint take salman’s name even 4a sec unlike himesh darling.;)

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