|Sophie Chaudhary on films, music and Fame X|
|By Moses Navgire (IndiaFM News Bureau), December 12, 2006 - 05:06 IST|
| She started of as a VJ on MTV and climbed the tower of success with her music albums. She then moved into films with Shaadi No.1 and today she is one of talented young artists in the industry. Yes, we are talking about the highly talented Sophie Chaudhary. |
After playing the role of glamorous 'Baby Doll Vol 3' in Pyaar Ke Side Effects, Sophie Chaudhary will now be seen in Arjun Rampal's I See You. Talking about her role in the film Sophie says "I play the role of Dilnaz Boga. Dilnaz is the co-host with Arjun Rampal on his show in the film." Though she has a small role, she is highly excited about the film. "I did this film for Arjun and Mehr as I can't say 'no' to them. Besides the production was so amazing that I had fun during the time I shot for this film. Director Vivek Agarwal and entire crew were so nice to work with. Also, the team was extremely professional."
Sophie in fact is so impressed that she says this was one of the most professional productions that she has worked with till now. "You won't believe but even my costumes for the film were decided three months in advance." She was also highly impressed looking at the enthusiasm with which Arjun was handling the production. "It was so great to see that Arjun was actually taking so much interest and personally looking into things." However, one thing that Sophie is really kicked about is the dance number that she has done with Arjun Rampal. "The song is being choreographed by Shaimak Davar and let me tell you, Arjun rocks in it. He has danced amazingly well." Though all this while Arjun hasn't really impressed the audiences by his dancing skills, Sophie feels that this dance number will change everyone's views about Arjun's dancing.
Apart from this film, Sophie is also doing Vikram Bhatt's Speed. "This role is completely different from what I am doing in I See You. In Speed I am doing a complete action-packed role, something I had never though I would be doing. I have done lots of stunts and action scenes in this film." There were actually scenes where Sophie was tied by cables to do certain stunts. "I have done lots of kicking and punching" she says.
This Baby Doll however, has some bad news for television audiences who love catching her on the television show Fame X. A local newspaper has just reported that Sophie's behaviour was very unprofessional on the sets of the show. This episode has hurt Sophie a lot. She says "I never expected to see something like this being said about me. I don't have any such kind of behaviour on the sets. In fact, I share a great rapport with the crew." The news piece also reported that she keeps forgetting her Hindi dialogues. This sounds hilarious to Sophie who is extremely fluent in Hindi irrespective of her upbringing in UK.
The biggest issue this news piece created is questioning of Sophie's professionalism. It is claimed that she left the shoot early as she had to catch a flight. Sophie however clears that by saying "I had informed the producers that I would be leaving for my international shows on these particular days, three months in advance. However, they remained ignorant about it. Yet, I managed to shoot the episode and trust me; I reached the airport to catch the international flight just 30 mins prior." Still the producers of the show have projected her in bad light. Therefore, Sophie has decided to quite Fame X.
Apart from films and television, she is also currently working on her private music album. "This is completely original solo album that I am working on." Earlier Sophie had come up with two remix albums which were very successful but this time, the idea is different." This time, I am coming out with my original album. The album will have different types of music." Sophie will also be working with some Pakistani artists apart from Indian music directors for this album. "I believe in hardcore commercial music and that is something I am working on." The album should be out by January next year.
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Sophie Choudry, who hosts SAB's Fame X talent show has walked out after she was allegedly accused of 'serious unprofessionalism' by the show's production house and the channel. "I have quit the show. I will never tolerate someone maligning my reputation!" says an enraged Sophie. "They are spreading lies about how I am always late and that my mother throws tantrums on the sets. And to top it all that my Hindi is bad. It was my idea to speak Hindi for 90 per cent of the show as opposed to their suggestion to speak only 10 per cent. They also accused me of picking a fight with singer Soumya Raoh who was a guest judge on one of the episodes," says Sophie, who feels that the channel and the production house are creating this controversy in what she calls is a 'desperate attempt to get their TRPs up'.
"The other day, I was to leave for a show in Bali by the 11.30pm flight which I had informed them about, yet they kept me till 10pm," Sophie continues. "They have not even paid me a single rupee for the show till date. Now who is being unprofessional?"
Although she has decided to part ways with the show, Sophie is sure that she is going to miss the contestants and says that she wishes them all the best. "I have gotten so attached to some of the contestants and I am sad that I won't be there to see them through to the end."
The channel says...
According to Vikas Bahl, the business head of SAB, Sophie's decision to quit Fame X was not entirely her own and it was mutually decided to part ways. "There were a number of production issues we were facing with Sophie's participation in the show," reveals Vikas. "The biggest issue was her fee. Sophie wanted to re-negotiate her price which wasn't acceptable to us especially since we had agreed on a specific amount earlier." Another bone of contention according to Vikas, was Sophie's alleged inability to connect with both the contestants and audience. "We found that her interaction with the contestants was minimal and not upto the mark. She was supposed to be their friend and mentor, helping them with problems they would face but she had time issues which came in the way of her duties. We have now replaced Sophie with Shilpa Saklani who we feel has a better connect with the contestants and with the audience."
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