Siddharth and I are like buddies: Vidya Malvade

Feb 3, 2010 IANS

New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Actress Vidya Malvade says she enjoyed working with Siddharth on the sets of their forthcoming film "Striker" as they shared a very friendly relationship and often played pranks on each other.

"I have shot 98 percent of the time with Siddharth and I must say he is a fine actor. He is very supportive and a fun guy to work with. He is not at all selfish and helped me during shoots.

"We share a very friendly relationship. I kept slapping him now and then. We are very comfortable in each other's presence," Vidya told IANS over phone from Mumbai.

Vidya, who carved a niche for herself with "Chak De! India", was last seen as Minnisha Lamba's mother in "Kidnap". But in "Striker" she plays a college girl who belongs to a lower middle-class Maharashtrian family.

"The name of my character is Devi Sarah. I play a college going student. Devi is a very straight forward and simple Maharashtrian girl. You would always find her with books because she believes that by studying hard she can improve her family's living standards. She is a girl you would easily relate to as a friend, sister, girlfriend."

"I could understand the role easily as I am a Maharashtrian myself. I know how it is to start from scratch. My dad has also gone through the same struggle and by god's grace we have been blessed.

"I am carrying a very toned look, not very glamorous. You will see me in salwar-kameez, and neatly tied-up hair."

Talking about her roles so far, she said: "I agree, I have done the most unconventional roles. I have always done roles that excite me and even in future I will do the same."

Apart from "Striker", which is releasing Friday, she will be seen in director Kabir Sadanand's "Tum Milo Toh Sahi".

Releasing in April, "Tum Milo Toh Sahi" is a tale of ordinary people at different stages of life and how their intertwined roots make them a tree.

"The movie brings out very sweetly the spice of life. It stars Nana Patekar, Dimple Kapadia, Suniel Shetty, Mohnish Behl etc. It was an extraordinary experience to work with such senior actors," Vidya said.

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