Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Model-turned-actress Tena Desae, who featured in British comedy-drama "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", shared screen space with Dev Patel in the film but says it is not justified to compare her to Freida Pinto as their working styles are different.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tena Desae). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone’s secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.
Next came the movie called Sahi Dhande Galat Bande directed by Pravin Dabas with lead stars as Sharat Saxena and Anupam Kher. Tena Desae also had a small cameo role in the movie Cocktail by the popular director Homi Adajania. She then got the chance to do the movie Table No.21, which was in opposite to the reality TV show anchor and Amir actor Rajeev Khandelwal and Paresh Rawal. It was an action thriller, which was directed by the man called Aditya Dutt, while producedby Sunil Llla and Vikcy Rajani. For the same year – 2012, she posed for Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar. Currently she is working on her overseas project called The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which is actually an English comedy. Besides, she is working on two more projects, which include one domestic movie called Dussehra and the other English film known as Senses8.