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    With two new independent films and the IPL season underway, Samir Kochhar is on top of his game

    For the next 45 days, Samir Kochhara��s life is going to be about getting into planes, checking into hotels and enjoying cricket. An actor, a reality TV host, a sports commentator, a theatre artiste and a modela��we wonder how Kochhar handles it all. a�?I have never lost focus. I am glad I can cover all formats. I moved from Delhi to be part of the film industry and today, I do so much. But I am also not choosing random projects,a�? begins the 34-year-old, who has anchored the popular IPL television shows. He has two upcoming independent films doing the festival circuitsa��Mango Dreams and Island City. a�?Mango Dreams is by John Upchurch and is a traveloguea��about the journey of a father and son to their grassroots. I play the son, an NRI. Island City is about Mumbai and has three stories woven together. It is directed by Ruchika Oberoi,a�? says the actor. Having worked with the Bhatts in two of their moviesa��Zeher and Jannata��Kochhar is waiting for the right script for a commercial film. But he is choosy. a�?a�?I like quirky scripts that are up-beat and where I can try different acting techniques. I try and follow method acting whenever possible. For a scene in Bade Achee Lagte Hain, I had to be angry, so I had four pegs of whiskey and the shot came out perfectly,a��a�� he chuckles.
    On the cricket front, Kochhar promises this season of IPL will be bigger. a�?I have had a longer relationship with IPL than my wife. I have been around since the first season and now we are on the eighth,a�? remarks Kochhar, who believes IPL is the fusion of entertainment and cricket. a�?It is a festival, a carnival and, this time, the studios are bigger, more colourful, with special performances and a few film collaborations,a�? says the excited commentator.
    Mango Dreams releases in the first half of the year.
    For the next 45 days, Samir Kochhara��s life is going to be about getting into planes, checking into hotels and enjoying cricket. An actor, a reality TV host, a sports commentator, a theatre artiste and a modela��we wonder how Kochhar handles it all. a�?I have never lost focus. I am glad I can cover all formats. I moved from Delhi to be part of the film industry and today, I do so much. But I am also not choosing random projects,a�? begins the 34-year-old, who has anchored the popular IPL television shows. He has two upcoming independent films doing the festival circuitsa��Mango Dreams and Island City. a�?Mango Dreams is by John Upchurch and is a traveloguea��about the journey of a father and son to their grassroots. I play the son, an NRI. Island City is about Mumbai and has three stories woven together. It is directed by Ruchika Oberoi,a�? says the actor. Having worked with the Bhatts in two of their moviesa��Zeher and Jannata��Kochhar is waiting for the right script for a commercial film. But he is choosy. a�?a�?I like quirky scripts that are up-beat and where I can try different acting techniques. I try and follow method acting whenever possible. For a scene in Bade Achee Lagte Hain, I had to be angry, so I had four pegs of whiskey and the shot came out perfectly,a��a�� he chuckles.
    On the cricket front, Kochhar promises this season of IPL will be bigger. a�?I have had a longer relationship with IPL than my wife. I have been around since the first season and now we are on the eighth,a�? remarks Kochhar, who believes IPL is the fusion of entertainment and cricket. a�?It is a festival, a carnival and, this time, the studios are bigger, more colourful, with special performances and a few film collaborations,a�? says the excited commentator.
    Mango Dreams releases in the first half of the year.
    a�� Mrinalini Sundar

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