No rivalry between girls of ‘Calendar Girls’, says actress

Mumbai, Sep 6 (IANS) Ruhi Singh, one of the five actresses who have key roles in Madhur Bhandarkar’s “Calendar Girls”, says there was no rivalry between them and, instead, they shared a great bonding.

When multiple actresses work on a film, there are often instances when they don’t get along very well. But as Ruhi pointed out, it was different on the set of “Calendar Girls”.

Ruhi told IANS: “I don’t know about anybody, but I can tell about myself that I’ve always been away from competition. For me, there was no victory or loss. I need to perform better than what I did yesterday, a funda which I’ve carried on from the film’s beginning to the end.”

Releasing on September 25, “Calendar Girls” also stars Avani Modi, Akanksha Puri, Kyra Dutt and Satapura Pyne.

What Ruhi especially liked about the film’s shoot was that the camaraderie between the girls went beyond work, and translated into friendship.

“I like them a lot, and I wish all of them all the best for their lives. I’m fond of them and we’re good friends. We enjoyed and had a lot of fun with each other. It was like five naughty kids who have come together, and it was a very healthy atmosphere.

“And when it was about performances, all of us motivated each other,” said the Jaipur girl.

Ruhi bonded best with Avani, whom she considers a “friend for life”. They would help each other in work, indulge in jokes and pull each other’s leg regularly.

The winner of a Miss Universe Peace and Humanity crown in 2014, Ruhi is now only hopeful that her film turns out to be a hit.

“If you indulge in negativity and competition, the final product of film could be affected. And we shouldn’t do that at all. Whenever there is a film with an ensemble cast, all of them do their best so that the product is good. So that’s what we focussed on from day one,” she said.

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