I am not dating Samir Karnik: Kulraj Randhawa

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

MUMBAI - Well-known TV actress Kulraj Randhawa, who will be seen romancing Bobby Deol in the forthcoming comedy “Yamla Pagla Deewana”, has shot down rumours of her romance with the film’s director Samir Karnik, saying she is not seeing him.

We are not dating, Kulraj told IANS in an interview.

It was recently reported that on the sets of “Yamla Pagla Deewana”, Kulraj grew very close to the film’s director Samir Karnik. But she has completely denied the story. Rumours are a part of the industry and people usually try to sabotage your image. I really dont pay attention to all that.”

Kulraj became a household name after her stint in Zee TV’s 2004 popular comedy show “Kareena Kareena”. Later, the 27-year-old teamed up with Jimmy Shergill in the Punjabi film “Mannat” that released in 2006. She did another Punjabi movie called “Tera Mera Ki Rishta”.

After spending six years in the showbiz, she has learned to handle rumours.

It used to trouble me initially, but not any more. Ive been here for a while and I know how rumours go around, so its ok. Right now nothing can deter me from enjoying this time when the results of my hard work are set to come out, she said.

Even though her personal life is grabing attention, Kulraj wants people to talk about her Bollywood debut Yamla Pagla Deewana.

Throwing light on her role, she said: I am playing Sahiba who is a professional photographer and comes to Benares to work on a coffee table book. There she falls in love with a conman.”

Since I am playing a professional photographer, I couldnt afford to look clumsy while holding the camera, so I did take a few lessons from professional photographers and learnt things to make it look authentic, she added.

Scheduled for a Jan 14 release, Yamla Pagla Deewana stars Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol. The film is about an NRI living in Canada, who finds out that he has a father and brother in India and sets out on a journey to find them.

It was very exciting working with people from different generations of the same family. They treated me as a family. Dharmaji is so down to earth and gave me tips for improvisations. He is such a cute and warm person.”

“Initially I was jittery Dharamji is a superstar, hes been here for so many years. But he made me feel very comfortable, said Kulraj.

Was she nervous about sharing screen space with such senior actors?

No, not really. I had a lot of fun. There were no inhibitions while acting. In fact, it was a great experience.”

And how comfortable is she with comedy?

My character is not very comical. There are a few scenes where I had to do a little comedy, otherwise my character was not required to have a humorous streak. Mine is a romantic one, so I really didnt have to work on my comedy, said the actress.

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