It’s a dream come true for Vandita Shrivastava, an MBA and Corporate Professional turned actress and model, will be soon seen in R Balki’s forthcoming film “Shamitabh” starring Amitabh Bachchan. With this role, the 5 feet 7 inches tall actress, who found her passion in being in front of the camera, has achieved her A-wishlist of working with Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan (and, of course, Anupam Kher and Anu Kapoor in “Shaukeens”). The scene is significant in the plot because its aftermath propels the protagonists to take a decision to leave India and head to greener pastures abroad in Mauritius to pursue their aspirations.
The daughter of an Army officer, Vandita feels blessed to have experienced life in different cities and holds very high regards for the Defense Forces. She is keen to take the mantle of doing intense roles a la the late Smita Patil. She got into offbeat films such as Vishal Bhardwaj’s film “Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mann Dola” and Reema Kagti’s “Talaash“. However, the recently released Akshay Kumar film, “The Shaukheens” allowed her to chart a more commercial path.
Speaking of the experience, she tells us, “The scene was shot with all 3 actors Anuji, Anupamji and Piyushji. My main interaction during the shoot was with Anuji. Apart from being one of the most versatile and celebrated actors that we have ever had, he is also a very down to earth and spirited person. He made us feel very comfortable during the shoot as it wasn’t easy for us to shoot with three senior actors. He was very accommodating and patient and has a great sense of humor and would make us laugh during the shoot! Anupamji is super talented and everyone’s all time favorite actor, but unfortunately I did not get a chance to interact with him during the shoot. Piyushji is a lovely person and apart from being a great actor, i am a bigger fan of the amazing singer that he is!”