Mumbai: Salman Khan’s Dabangg character Chulbul Pandey has impressed actor Soha Ali Khan so much that she nodded yes to a cop’s role in debutante Sameer Tiwari’s Jo Bhi Karva Lo.
Not only this, she has taken inspiration from Salman for her role.
She said, “I am excited about my role because for the first time I will be doing action along with comedy. My character is like Salman Khan’s Chulbul Pandey and I have taken inspiration from him.”
“I am a huge Salman fan and had a crush on him when I watched Maine Pyar Kiya. Though I haven’t shared screen space with him till now, he has always been very supportive to me,” said the actor.
Apart from Soha, the film stars Arshad Warsi, Jaaved Jaffery and Paresh Rawal. This would be the actor’s first action film and she is taking Kung Fu lessons to do her part perfectly.
The 34 year old actor said, “I have enrolled myself for Kung Fu classes. My character demands a lot of action. It’s not a tough task because I am a fitness freak. I do yoga and hit the gym regularly. But self-defence is something which is completely new to me. I don’t have to prepare myself for comedy because it is something which cannot be taught. Comedies are all about timing.”
The sole reason behind doing this film was to bring a change in Soha’s filmography record. “I always play those characters whose fiance is either died or going to die. All those are gloomy characters. I opted for this film because I was quite convinced with the way Sameer (director) narrated the script to me,” said Soha.
Another cause of signing this film was the getting a chance to work with industry’s top comedians. She said, “Moreover, I am getting a chance to work with some of the best funnymen of the industry like Paresh Rawal, Arshad and Jaaved.”
The film will hit the theaters this month.