When Minissha Lamba signed the sequel of Bheja Fry, she was mighty excited as the film gave her an opportunity to be a part of the winning team. A few have wondered though whether this excitement fizzled out over a period of time with the film releasing today, what with the entire promotional drive for Bheja Fry 2 centred on Vinay Pathak and his antics.
“Minissha is a huge fan of Bheja Fry franchise and willingly stepped into the sequel without even asking for the script. Also, since she was already working with the film’s director Sagar Ballary’s Hum Tum Shabana, she had all the right reasons to believe that she was in safe hands”, informs a source, “One hopes though that the wait has been worth it for Minissha. After all, the focus seems to be entirely on Vinay Pathak and to an extent even Kay Kay Menon.”
Minissha’s fans are looking forward to her being effectively utilised in the film though. Also this is her first film after more than a year with Well Done Abba seeing a poor release for itself early last year. Though she has biggies like Joker and (expected) Satte Pe Satta lined up for next year, the pretty girl is certainly hoping for a positive response to Bheja Fry 2.
When contacted, Minissha maintains a brave front when asked whether she has been effectively utilised in the Bheja Fry 2. “See, when it comes to comic Hindi films, there is very minimal scope for heroines. This is because the genre is such that it is men who get the best comic scenes and not women. Though I don’t understand what the logic behind that is, I don’t challenge it either. It is good to accept things.”
On prodded further about the relevance that her character of ‘a sweet and straight-forward media executive’ has in the film, Minissha says, “I think I have been very well used in the film. Also, I am the only female protagonist in this male dominated affair that also stars Amole Gupte and Suresh Menon. So no, I have no regrets.”
On a parting note, she says with a smile (and acceptance), “Definitely, at the end of the day, Bheja Fry 2 is all about Bharat Bhushan (the character played by ). The film is there because of him and not vice versa. You can’t deny this fact, can you? So instead of cribbing about the length of the role, what works for all actors is to contribute what is being asked of you and for the remaining time just sit back and enjoy what Vinay does on screen. I am certainly going to do that.”