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'Everybody thinks of me as a very serious actress'

Last updated on: September 29, 2009 

'Everybody thinks of me as a very serious actress'

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Konkona Sen Sharma is not one to do run-of-the-mill kind of movies. Just look at her films like Mr & Mrs Iyer, Page 3, Life... In A Metro and you will know what we mean.

Her new film Wake Up Sid, opposite Ranbir Kapoor which hits theatres on October 2, looks unconventional as well. Fans dying to know more about the film got their wish during a chat with the actress last week. For those who missed the chat, here's what transpired:

Konkona Sen Sharma says, Hi everyone. Konkona here. Shoot your questions.

shekhar asked, pl u act with emraan hasmee
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, I haven't got a chance to work with Emraan Hashmi yet. Why, you think we'd look good together?

amti asked, why do u always fall in love with a gay in movie
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, I know! It's so sad. I told my directors but I guess that's what they wanted in their movies!

Vivek asked, Just happened to visit rediff by chance and saw you live chat session going on..lucky to be here....
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Hi Vivek, all the best for your meeting!

Vivek asked, Thought before I leave I should post one last time , I am very very big fan of yours ..I liked you very much and more then that the intensity with which you perform any character .be it Meenkshi in Mr & Mrs Iyer .MAdhavi in Page 3 Mithi in Park Avenue .Indu of omkara ..Sonam in Luck by chance ..It's very difficult for me to judge which one was your best performance; to me each succeed each other .What do u think Which one was your best ..Well there in only one role which is missing in your plate..that is off a Authoritative woman..who rules the world on its own terms (More like your real life)..you have always played the soft but yes tough characters ..R u planning to take up one .Just to tell you one secret my girl friend looks like you..may be that is one of the reason I like you so much ..and more importantly she resembles with your character of Madhavi in Page 3..I am really lucky to have her in my life
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Long question! I think Mr and Mrs Iyer is my favourite among my own films! Hope you liked it!

saum asked, hi Konkana, i am an admirer of your simplicity.
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Thanks a lot :-)


Image: Konkona Sen Sharma
Photographs: Nithya Ramani
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omi asked, I m waiting for upcoming movie WAKE UP SIDD, TELL ME ABT IT?
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Good please do watch it! It's about two opposite kinds of people coming together and it's about Sid's journey as he grows up.

drmohit asked, hi konkona whats ur character in next movie
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, I'm doing a Bengali film with my mother next. It's called Iti Mrinalini! And I play Mrinalini!

vimarsha asked, hey konki! are you on twitter?
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Yes I am, I just started! Please follow me! It's konkonas.

APPU asked, Where are you at present?
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, I am at home, in my study :-)

RS asked, Whats the meaning of konkona
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Hey! The meaning of Konkona: It's the name of a river in Hindu mythology.

chandu asked, are you going to act in Telugu and tamil?
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, I'd love to but I don't see how I can since I don't really know the language!

omi asked, KONKANA AT LEAST ANSWER ME ONCE........BY WHEN WAKE UP SIDD COMING?
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, It's releasing on the 2nd. Please do watch it!

rahul2499 asked, how was ur experience working with vishal in omkar
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, I love Vishal as a director and I hope I get a chance to work with him again!

farose asked, Konkana, Do you have plan of Live Show alike Rakhi sawant for bridegroom hunt. Emsg personally to work in advance for the contest
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, No thanks!

omi asked, Konkana R u there or not?
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Yes, I'm here! Whats up?

sujitbiswas asked, Life kamon Chalche? Kono natun movie asche ki?
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Bhalo achhi, thank you. Please amaar notun Chhobi Wake Up Sid dekhben!

Sudip asked, Hi Konkana. Just wanna say - you are brilliant! Keep it up. God Bless
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Thanks :-)

visu78 asked, I think you have never done romantic films before. How was it acting with Ranbir?
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, It was great fun working with Ranbir. He is really sweet and talented!


Image: Konkona Sen Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor in a scene from Wake Up Sid

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Ish asked, Konkona what on earth is you raashee?
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Saggitarius

agencycentre_chas asked, Hi Konkana..when are u directing films like your mother
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Not really planning on directing films. It's really very difficult!

ajain asked, Hi Konkona, Who is your all time favorite actor and actress in Indian and World cinema?
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Nasseruddin Shah and Tabu, and Daniel Day Louis and Kate Winslet.

adiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii asked, Hi Konkana. I had seen u at Visage Studios wen u had cum for Luck By Chance shooting .. if u remember.. I tried a lot but u didnt turn up.. Y so..?? U dont like ur fans interacting with u kya"??/
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, I'm sorry I had no idea about it! I love to interact with my fans :)

RajeshPanda asked, Come on Konks, reply to atleast one of my questions :-) What are your other movies coming up apart from 'Wake up Sid'? All the best, girl. You are doing great but I feel you need a director who can exploit your talent more.
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, I completely agree with you!

Brinder asked, Hi Konkanajii how r u i heard u r doing a Bengali Movie with your Mom,will it be made in Hindi also???
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, I'm not sure yet. May be we'll dub it in Hindi.

madhu asked, mixed doubles with RANVIR is aslo good
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Thank you! Even I love that film :)

aditi asked, Hi Konkona, ektu aagey Unishe April dekhchhilam tv-te. Just wondering, how did you cope with a celebrity parent in your childhood?
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Thankfully my mom was very normal and we grew up in a very regular household. How did you like the film?

SRK asked, Please please act with Shahrukh Khan. Please
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, I would love to but it's not really in my hands!

chattter asked, KONKONA DO A MARATHI MOVIE , U R LIKE SMITA PATIL IN ACTING :)
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Thank you! Unfortunately I only understand Marathi a little bit. I can't speak it very well.

Roma asked, Hmm..well, my third try here...In Bollywood..as an established actress, Do you really believe in "Luck By Chance" ? : )
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Yes I do. Life is a mixture of fate and free will. I think the film explains the workings of Bollywood beautifully.


Image: Konkona Sen Sharma in a scene from Luck By Chance

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laalu asked, Hi Konkana whats u r health secret
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, I have no health secret. I have very unhealthy eating habits.

RanvirShourey asked, Hi konkana...i am your Ranvir . Please say hi to me
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, No your not :) You spelt Shorey wrong!

pinki asked, ok this is my last try to reach u whats ur favourite holiday place nd fav time passs any plan to live show in UK PLEASE ans
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, I love beaches, so Goa. In my free time, I like to travel, read, play games and watch DVDs.

Subhasish asked, Konkona, I think you are not enjoying Durga Puja, that's why you did not reply me.
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, I love Durga Pooja, I have a lot of nostalgia for it. Unfortunately, last few years, I have been working and not had a chance to properly enjoy puja in Cal.

jai asked, Konkana , Are you getting into any TV roles
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, I have been offered some reality shows as an anchor but nothing has really appealed to yet. Maybe some day.

deeplove asked, Hi Konkona! its really a pleasure to have u in real chatting with us.
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Thank you :)

prashant_56 asked, hey guys..plz dnt waste ur tym here..getting fooled thr's no Konkana here..i knw it
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Why do you think it's not me? Why don't you ask a question from my childhood or something and then look it up.:)

Pradip B asked, TITLI WAS AWESOME - but your mother looked stunning in there, how does it feel?
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, It feels awesome to have a beautiful mother of whom you can be proud :)

fardeen asked, wht type of guy wld u like to get married
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, That's a long list. Someone who is good looking, funny, compassionate, knowledgeable, smells good and is generally hygienic!

Rachit asked, Pls answer me once so that I get this confirmation that this is actually
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, I am and how can I prove it to you?

pranjal asked, i am really big fan of yours....just say hi pranjal for me..plz
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Hi Pranjal.

chattter asked, 2nd TRY Do u plan to go hollywood someday?
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Only if it comes to me. I'm not going to go looking for it.

bhasi asked, when u getting married
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, No plans yet!

rawnak asked, Konkana, pls reply to my questions "r u planning to do comedy role"
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, I'd love to do comedies, but unfortunately, I don't get too many such offers as everybody thinks of me as a very serious actress!

Austin asked, What's your favorite pasttime
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Reading.


Image: Konkona Sen Sharma

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Samuel asked, If you're really Konkona Sharma, prove it..tell me the name of your first crush!
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Rudra :-)

Pradip B asked, KONKONA - would you like to get married to a BENGALI only or anybody who makes you feel special
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, I don't mind if he's not a Bengali!

MrIyyer asked, I just loved your work in Golmaal,
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, I wasn't in Golmaal!

kurtnag asked, any plans to get a size zero ??
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Not at all!

kurtnag asked, Do you think england can beat Sri Lanka?
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Don't know that much about cricket. Sorry!

chattter asked, 2ND TRY Where can ur fans get in touch with you? whats ur official email for fans ??
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, You can follow me on Twitter! My id is konkonas.

Neeraj asked, Hey Konkana I am trying 6th time please tell me your fav song??
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, I don't have a favourite song! But I love Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles.

dilip11 asked, Please answer my question ! When r u teaming again with the great 'Bheja Fry' team i.e Ranveer , Vinay and Rajat !
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, I don't know but I hope soon because I love to work with them!

superone asked, Hi Konkana, who's Rudra? a fellow classmate?
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Yes, he was in my class in 11th standard.

payel asked, at least say a hi plz
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Hi Payel :-)

Roma asked, You said that everyone see you as a serious actor. But that really depends on the roles you do...Seeing the panorama of films that you have done, I really Wonder what makes you accept or decline a role proposed to you ?
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Actually, I just go by my gut instinct.

nayeem asked, Have u ever been to kerala
Konkona Sen Sharma answers, Yes, I love Kerala especially the food! I love appams and beef stew. I once went to Kerala and stayed in a treehouse!

Konkona Sen Sharma says, Thank you everyone for chatting with me. Follow me on Twitter. bye :)


Image: Konkona Sen Sharma in a scene from Wake Up Sid

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