By Joginder Tuteja
"Crook" actress Neha Sharma, who plays the second lead in raunchy comedy "Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum", says she initially refused to do the film because of its bold content.
The 24-year-old stars opposite Tusshar Kapoor, Ritesh Deshmukh and "Game" actress Sarah Jane Dias in the movie, which is a sequel to the 2005 film "Kyaa Kool Hai Hum".
"When I read the film's script for the first time, I was shocked. Moreover, Sachin Yardi (director) also forewarned me that whatever was there on paper had to be brought 10 notches higher by performance. I was petrified because the character is nowhere close to me in real life.
"She says things without thinking, mouths double meaning dialogues and does a lot of other stuff that could be considered taboo. My instinctive reaction was to say 'no'," Neha told PTI.
But the actress says makers insisted that she spend some more time on the overall prospects of the film instead of taking a hasty decision. "I decided to go through the script a couple of times
more. I also made myself understand that there is certain cinema which the audience wants to watch and hence you have to do that. You might not relate to it entirely but then as an actor it becomes all the more challenging," she added.
The film is produced by Ekta Kapoor and has already run into controversies because of its adult content. The movies trailer has also been given an A certificate. Neha, whose Emraam Hashmi starrer "Crook" failed to create magic at the box office, says one of the reasons to do this film was also that she wanted commercial success.
"As an actor you want hit films. You may do a fantastic job but if a film bombs, people don't recognise your hard work. On the other hand when a film makes money, people notice you regardless of whether you have done a good job or not. I chose this film because I knew that the subject would work and bring me commercial success," she said.
After "Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum", Neha would be seen romancing actor Vivek Oberoi in "Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story". "This is an interesting phase for me as an actor. I love dancing and though in none of my films I have got into a full-on Moulin Rouge mode, I guess the commercial films that I am doing today are the right stepping stones in that direction," she said.
"Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum" hits the theatres on July 27. PTI