A tête-à-tête with Sandhya Mridul whose "Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaye" is set to release this week
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"MY ONLY effort is to bring out a part of me in that character to make that role real bubbly (Saathiya), fiery (Waisa Bhi Hota Hai), bold (Page3) and emotional (Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaye)," says the actress who comes up as gathered as her portrayal on the big screen. "I am not somebody who can crack down," she adds.
Sandhya Mridul was in town to promote her recent flick, Samar Khan's multi-starrer Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaye that is slated to hit the silver screen this week. "I play Rachna, a married air hostess in an extra marital affair with the captain, again a married man. It can't be any more messed up than that. I am very much on my own in the film since the character works in isolation," says a confident Mridul.
Six years into acting, "I started doing funny parts and left television as a tragedy queen," and powerful performances on celluloid subsequently. Last was rave review she bagged for her moophat yet in control portrayal of airhostess Pearl in Madhur Bhandarkar's Page 3. Plus a scintillating presentation for Extraa Innings with Charu Sharma, when you thought women only added the `designer' glamour element to the sports shows.
If not an actress
And if she wasn't acting, she would have been a sports person or a lawyer. "I am a part confused product of Mumbai and Delhi. My father was judge in high court Mumbai and when he moved to the Supreme Court we shifted to Delhi. But I was intending to go back to Mumbai," she adds. The marketing management pro chuckles, "the only product I am selling is myself. And one similarity that my Mathematics (graduate) and work have is the involvement of calculated risks. It is good to be confident with figures," says the fitness buff who considers staying fit as a path to happiness. An ardent yoga and karate buff--sparring and kata especially that she learnt intensively in Kerala for Lilette Dubey's Zen Katha. Mridul has been travelling with the play. "We went to a lot of countries, last was the staging at Dubai festival. We plan to travel to Singapore and Malaysia as well," she explains.
Plus there are her forthcoming flicks, including Luke Kenny's Thirteenth Floor. "I seem to have an affinity with debutant directors (pointing at Samar Khan's Kuchh Meetha... ). Thirteenth Floor is the first part of the trilogy. Purab Kohli stars in the flick with me. It's about the two characters stuck in elevator over night and what transpires between the two changes their lives dramatically," she explains.
As for her mantra in life, "never take more than you can give."
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