Speaking about getting Jiah on board for this exclusive photo shoot, Anup Kutty-Editor, Maxim India, says "We had been getting too many requests from our readers to get Jiah to do a Maxim shoot. And with Ghajini around the corner, we figured this would be the best Xmas gift we could give to all Maxim fans. This shoot will definitely raise a few eyebrows and get Jiah the kind of attention she truly deserves."
The super-hot photo needless to say, Jiah is maha-thrilled with the overall experience. "It was a lot of hard work but great fun shooting for Maxim. I am usually portrayed as sexy, but actually I consider myself just a regular girl. The photographer R. Burman made me very comfortable at the time of the shoot. I feel the photo shoot has helped me discover the best out of myself", says Jiah Khan. With the release of Ghajini around the corner and now this super-sexy photo shoot for Maxim, Jiah surely is the flavour of the month. Catch up with the actress in a candid chat.
Is it true that your entry has signaled Mallika Sherawat to look outside?
No, there is nothing as such. I have played just a single role in 'Nishabd' while Mallika's larger than life personality is very sexy.
Who is the sexiest woman in your eyes?
Madona is the sexiest woman because she not only regularly changes her looks but she keeps changing her other aspects too. As far as Indian actresses are concerned it is difficult to pinpoint on any one, on the basis of their total personality. However, we can take one part of their body as the sexiest. To me Bipasha's shoulder and Kareena's lips the sexiest.
What's your thought about Jiah's leg?
I don't like my legs but few people say that my legs look like Sharon Stone of 'Basic Instinct' but I am amazed at their comments.
Working with Big B must have been an experience of a lifetime?
Of course, when you work with an actor of his stature, you learn so much knowingly or unknowingly. It was undoubtedly a big break for me and it was a beautiful experience working with the superstar.
Today you got two big films in your kitty Ghajini opposite Aamir Khan and Ken Ghosh film with Shahid Kapur. How was the experience working with perfectionist Khan?
It’s everybody’s dream to work with Aamir, he is easily the best we have today. I am extremely lucky to have been cast opposite him in the film.
And what about working with Shahid in Ken Ghosh’s next?
Please, I am under contract and can’t speak at all about this film.
Where were you hiding all this while in between Nishabd and shooting of your latest films?
I was in London spending time with my sister and family. Otherwise too, I am not the party types, and don’t believe in being in the limelight for no reason. It’s not that I was idling time, I was working on my look and makeup and clothes for Ghajini, which has been shot extensively in South Africa. I also utilised the time to work on my diction.
In Ken Ghosh’s next film, which is a musical are you trained by a Hollywood choreographer for your dance numbers.
I am not talking about my role in the film, but yes, when it comes to dancing it is all the same, right from Salsa to Kathak, we all dance to rhythm, which is there in our limbs.
You often had been admiring the oomph factor of Bipasha Basu. Comment
Each actress has some sort of an individual charm, which works for her. I find Bipasha’s shoulders and arms very well toned and attractive.
As you begin to get good roles, is there any particular strategy that you have in mind for your career?
I’m happy with the way things are today, and life is looking good, I have just one guideline that I adhere to. I close my eyes and hear the script if I can picture myself in the role, I accept it.