July 8, 2008
I Have Never Met Ishant Alone:Sameera
By TANVI TRIVEDI
Sameera Reddy is deliriously happy. She is secure in the knowledge that while Race happened to be a block buster, it was no small feat that her comic interludes with Anil Kapoor were appreciated by the audience. "
She admits that One Two Three did not click with the audience and that sometimes actors can only just act, the onus lies on the director to make a good film. "I hope to do more comic roles, but can't comment on which films I have signed now. Producers would not want me to talk about it."
Sameera is also vocal about the fact that she hates to be slotted into a category. "It's not that you have to do 'item' numbers first and then graduate to getting better roles. Today, an actress does everything. I am happy with what I have got so far. I have never attempted to deny my 'sexy image' on-screen, but that's not the only way to define me," she says.
There is definitely a life beyond films for Sameera. She is helping her father in his business and often makes trips to the city for work. "Ahmedabad is a great city. Although a quiet city, there is a certain kind of buzz which is hard to miss," says Sameera, who loves watching television with her family and enjoys a hair oil massage from her mother whenever she is home.
We can't resist asking her about her alleged link-up with cricketer Ishant Sharma. She laughs a little and says, "I was promoting Kolkata Knight Riders during the IPL season, since SRK is a great friend and during this time, I happened to meet Ishant. But I never met him alone. I wonder how this story got cooked up."
Her parents are very keen on her settling down with a South Indian man and that too, in an arranged marriage but Sameera feels she can never "settle for an arranged marriage. I need someone who understands me and respects my work". Sam sure has a life beyond films and she gets ready to have lunch with her dad. We leave her to enjoy that!
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