A Public Affair
‘‘I don’t play a sati Savitri for a change,’’ says Karisma
Express Features Service
New Delhi, November 10: I’m not playing a Sati Savitri for a change. It’s a real character, who has real emotions. It’s in the league of Dil To Pagal Hai, Raja Hindustani and Zubeida,’’ says Karisma Kapur. She’s on the sets of Suneel Darshan’s Mere Jeevan Sathi at The Grand hotel in Delhi. As technicians put together a set resembling a press conference, Darshan explains the scene: ‘‘Karisma is the owner of a US-based music company, and Akshay (Kumar) has just won a talent hunt organised by her company. He’s being introduced to the media.’’
Shooting is taking place in a banquet hall at the hotel. But with the press milling about, word soon gets around that Karisma is in the building and people begin lining up for autographs. The actress bears the crowds uncomplainingly. If you did not already know that she’s pregnant, you would not guess it. Karisma shows no fatigue and—despite a bit of extra weight—no charming bump on the belly either.
Mere Jeevan Sathi is slated for release in the summer of 2005. It’s a love story with Amisha Patel as the third angle of a triangle. For Akshay, the high point of the film is that he gets back with Karisma after Darshan’s Ek Rishta. He’s just finished shooting with younger sister Kareena for Abbas Mustan’s Aitraaz, but Karisma is special.‘‘We began our careers almost at the same time. We’ve done 12 movies together,’’ he says.
Karisma shoots in Delhi
11th Nov 2004 17.20 IST
By ApunKaChoice Bureau
Actress Karisma Kapoor , who is expecting her first baby, is shooting at a Delhi hotel with co-star Akshay Kumar for director Suneel Darshan's movie Mere Jeevan Saathi .
The set in the banquet hall of The Grand Hotel in Delhi resembles the setting of a press conference. The film has Karisma playing the owner of a US-based music company. The scene being shot shows Akshay as the winner of a singing talent hunt contest organized by Karisma's company. After winning the contest Akshay is being introduced to the media in the scene.
However, Akshay maintained a decent distance from the real journos who were waiting to hear some word from the actor. It was rather Karisma who was more forthcoming in her response to the media.
She said she is not playing sati savitri in the movie for change but her character is very much a real character with real emotions.
Karisma and Akshay have acted together in as many as 12 movies.
Mere Jeevan Saathi is a love triangle with Amisha Patel as the third angle. The film is slated to release in 2005.