Ann Mitchai is a popular singer from Thailand who has grown up on a healthy dose of Bollywood films and is a self-confessed fan of Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit.
Ann recently made her Bollywood debut in Ishq Actually opposite Rajeev Khandelwal. She also sang two songs for the film.
Ann sang one of her favourite Bollywood tracks and also grooved to a popular Bollywood song. Watch:
Highlights from the interview:
Team MissMalini: How did you debut in a Bollywood film?
Ann Matchai: There are many practical reasons for making my debut in Bollywood. First of all, Bollywood is considered the largest center of film production in the world. More importantly, I love Indian art and many Bollywood stars who I idolize.
I also came to Bollywood to sell my international music albums in India, apart from Thailand.
Team MM: What difficulties did you face in while acting in Ishq Actually?
AM: I needed to speak in Hindi and even sing two songs in Hindi, which were my biggest challenges.
Team MM: Which Bollywood stars inspire you?
AM: Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit. In fact, Madhuri is my idol. When I was growing up, I wanted to be like her. I wanted to dance like her and act in Bollywood movies.
Team MM: Which are your favourite Bollywood films?
AM: I’m sorry. I can’t remember all the names. But Khuda Gawah and yes... Devdas. It is very popular in Thailand. I have often performed Dola Re Dola. The song is very popular in Thailand and many people know it.
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