By Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Hungama News Network
Her 'What's That' act did get her all the attention in Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na. However, with a blockbuster to her name, Manjari Fadnis is now moving on and looking forward to her upcoming assignments. The first of them which would be unveiled for audiences any time now is a music video for which she shot some time back.
"This is a beautiful 'sufi' number which is sung by Krishna (of 'Maula Mere' - Chak De India and 'Main Jahaan Rahoon' - Namastey London) fame. He has cut an album and a music video has been made for one of the songs. It is a good platform for me as I am seen in Indian costumes. Also, since the video revolves around the character I enact, it does give me good visibility", informs Manjari who made her debut as a school girl in Rok Sako To Rok Lo four years back.
"It seems like such a long time back. However, from here on I believe the journey should get into a fast track mode", beams Manjari whose next film release would be I Am 24 where she faces the camera along with the likes of Rajat Kapoor, Ranvir Shorey, Neha Dhupia, Vijay Raaz, "It is a breezy entertainer and the comedy there is first of it's kinds as well. It was a riot shooting for the film."
Talking about her newfound success, Manjari goes on to exclaim, "I missed all the euphoria created by Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na on its release. I was stationed in Bangkok and the moment I landed in Mumbai, I could sense people looking at me strangely. Soon a young girl passed by me and said 'Hi Meghna' with a sweet smile. This is when I realized that the film and my character (Meghna) had caught on with people. Congratulatory calls have been coming in ever since then which by it's sheer quantum, to be honest, is a first as I didn't experience anything like that with Rok Sako To Rok Lo or Mumbai Salsa.
How about her now-famous 'What's That' act? One hears that it is getting popular as well in the campus circuit. "And also the 'Pappu Dance'", laughs Manjari, "So what if I couldn't be a part of the dance sequence, I still had a riot watching it over and over again. I am proud of the film and happy that youngsters have absorbed the flavor of the film so well. Things like 'What's That', 'Pappu Dance' and the cool costumes that we all had worn aren't always made with a thought; they just get made! I am happy that Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na is turning out to be a trendsetter of sorts."