Better to wait for right film: Minissha Lamba
Actress Minissha Lamba, who has made her stage debut with a theatre production, says she prefers to wait for a good film rather than grabbing any random opportunity just to maintain visibility
Actress Minissha Lamba, who has made her stage debut with a theatre production, says she prefers to wait for a good film rather than grabbing any random opportunity just to maintain visibility. Talking about why she isn't seen often in films now, Minissha told IANS here: "I think I am not getting the kind of work that I want to do in films, and that is why I am channelizing my energy in different creative ventures. I want to do films that are substantial and that make me feel happy. It is better to wait for the right films than indulge in random opportunities."
The actress performed in one-act play "Mirror Mirror", in which she essays 13 characters, "Being a film actress, performing live on stage was nerve-wrecking initially, so I had to do a lot of practice. I focused my mind and went through a certain discipline. Eventually, it was great to see how people responded to my performance almost immediately after the show," said Minissha, who had made her debut in Bollywood in 2005. She featured in films like ‘Yahaan’, ‘Corporate’, ‘Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.’, ‘Kidnap’, ‘Well Done Abba’ and ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’.
While she enjoyed the thrill of performing in the theatre medium, the actress said: "The presence of mind needs to be strong when performing live because there might just a technical glitch that occurs on stage and I have to be smart enough to cover than instantly. There are no retakes like that in a film. "But I must say that theatre helped me to discover the artiste within me. I think now I understand my craft better," added the actress who worked with filmmakers like Shyam Benegal, Reema Kagti and Madhur Bhandarkar.
As new stories and ideas are getting huge appreciation from the audience, talking about people who she wishes to work with, Minissha promptly said: "I would love to work with my first director Shoojit Sircar."