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Posted: 21 March 2013 at 11:04pm | IP Logged
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Q. You've maintained a low-profile since your rather high-profile debut in Cocktail. Why?
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That's just the way I am. I've been low-profile even in my everyday life. It wasn't intentional. It just happened.
Q. But with the accolades you received, you should have ideally basked in the limelight…
A
I'm definitely not a 'basking-in-the-limelight' kind of person. I like taking it slow and working at my own pace. I like doing things my way, which is not exactly the most conventional way, quite clearly. But it makes me happy, so I prefer it.
Q. So what have you actually been up to post Cocktail?
A
I took it easy for a bit after the film released. Since it was my first movie, I was on it for a while, a year-and-a-half almost. Because I don't come from an acting background, I went through rigorous training for the film. So it was hectic. I didn't do anything else during that period and I needed a holiday. So I took one. Even when I was in town, I hung out with my friends and relaxed, did things I hadn't done for a long time.
Q. Aparently, you were the first choice for Rockstar. Would that have been a better debut or are you happy that you debuted with Cocktail?
A
Well, I think life has strange ways of working out. I guess God has a plan for all of us and I couldn't have asked for more. I can't even see it any other way. What happened was just perfect.
Q. You're rather reserved and shy. In this day and age when newcomers are raring to seize opportunities, wouldn't your shyness be a disadvantage of sorts?
A
I don't think you need to be like everyone else. There's no hard and fast rule about how to approach things in life. I have always lived life on my own terms and will continue to do so. There's no point in being someone you're not. You can't pull a farce for long, so why even pull one?
Q. If given a choice, how many films would you like to do in a year?
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I guess just one because for me, quality is more important than quantity. It's not the number that's important. It's about doing one project and giving it my 100 per cent.
Q. Do you have any dream roles?
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No. Not really. I am just taking it as it comes. I don't have a fixed agenda or plan. In fact, everything that's happened to me in life has happened by chance. Things have just come to me. Touchwood. I do hope that luck lasts. I'm just going to go with the flow. I'm in no rush.
Q. But there must be a few actors you'd like to work with.
A
(Pauses) You know, for me, it's a bunch of factors. It's not only about co-stars. It has to be the right project and it has to have the right vibe for me to do it.
Q. There were rumours that you had hiked your price post Cocktail and demanded close to three crores for a hair-care product...
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When I first read that I was pretty shocked myself. Well, you just have to not let it bother you. If I know it's not true, it doesn't faze me. (Pauses) But these things do take some getting used to. You cannot allow these things to become your reality. You have to learn how to detach yourself. See, if people are putting you on a pedestal, they'll pull you down too. It's the rule of the game. Nobody is only going to say nice things about you. You shouldn't even expect that. You can't please the whole world.  Anyway, at the end of the day, I've got more positive feedback than negative. So I can live with it.
Q. At this point in time, the '100-crore club' has become quite the fad in this industry. Where do you see yourself in the scheme of things?
A
See, I won't sign a film thinking, 'Oh, this will be a 100-crore film'. I'll sign a film if I like the script and think it's worth my time. Plus, for the audience, only a good film matters. People are not going to watch a film thinking it to be a 100-crore film. This 100-crore club is just an industry thing to state the success ratio of a movie.
Q. In a recent interview, you had stated that you won't wear a bikini or get intimate on screen. Won't you be at a loss of sorts given the current trends?
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I am not everyone. I don't think I'll ever wear a bikini or get intimate on screen. Even as a model, I didn't do what I didn't want to do. I'm generally more conservative and reserved as a person. I wouldn't be comfortable doing any of that stuff.
Q. But what if the script demands it?
A
To be honest, stuff like that isn't even on my radar. Actually, I tend to be drawn towards things I relate to. I have to connect with it. I'm not an experienced actor, who can do a role without connecting with it. For me, it's an internal process. At least that's what my experience with Cocktail was. In fact, I did Meera's role in Cocktail because I am similar to the way she was. And it's always good to play to your strengths, at least in the beginning. Slowly, you discover more about yourself. I think it's better to do things you're comfortable with; otherwise you won't be able to do justice to it. And I believe in giving everything my best.
Q. Now that you're an actor, will modelling take a backseat?
A
I guess they are interrelated in a way. But I haven't walked the ramp in a while. So right now, I am going to completely focus on being an actor and only take up modelling jobs that come with the territory.
Q. Though you were appreciated in Cocktail, the film was criticised by many for being rather stereotypical. Do you think this to be a down point?
A
No, not at all. In fact, when Homi (Adajania, the director) read out the story to me, I was completely drawn to it. When he gave me the character sketches, I was thrilled because Meera sounded a lot like me. Plus, I thought it was real and believable. When a movie releases, you hear different kinds of reactions and interpretations. You have to understand that everyone will have different opinions and not everybody will like it. I feel blessed for the kind of reactions I've received because it's easy to be ripped apart in this industry, especially when it's your first film.

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Posted: 21 March 2013 at 11:09pm | IP Logged
Up to how many years? LOL I hope she gets more films. She was good in her debut film

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Posted: 21 March 2013 at 11:10pm | IP Logged
And that's why you have no projects in hand darling

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Posted: 22 March 2013 at 1:55am | IP Logged
I hope she does some movies

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Posted: 22 March 2013 at 2:02am | IP Logged
I like taking it slow and working at my own pace.
I guess just one because for me, quality is more important than quantity.
I am not everyone. I don't think I'll ever wear a bikini or get intimate on screen. 

Even though these are the most cliched statements, I believe her.

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...Time will tell Evil Smile 

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Posted: 22 March 2013 at 2:08am | IP Logged
she got flooded with movie offers after cocktail but she hasnt signed any yet

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