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Tanushree Dutta frankly speaks

Saturday, May 05, 2007
Actress and former Miss India Tanushree Dutta is happy with the way her career has been shaping up. She has no regrets of not being paired or acting with topguns of the industry like Big B or SRK. She says, "I am happy with the way my career has taken off though I have not had a Shah Rukh Khan or for that matter Amitabh Bachchan on my platter."

Every step that she takes for her career 'is very important.' She admits, "I do not think I can push my way to bag the banners in which I want to work. I have not picked up the phone till date to ask for a role because you do not know how a particular producer or director will react." Claiming that she is a 'very reserved person' Tanushree says it is her nature and not attitude. She feels 'the day the big banners or for that matter directors feel that I deserve to be in their films, I am sure they would make it a point to call me and offer their films.'

The actress is excited about her role in Good Boy Bad Boy where she plays the role of a 'very brash, young college girl called Dinky' who is seemingly a bad girl. Tanushree gushes, "The best thing about the film is that each and every one, whether it is me, Tusshar Kapoor or for that matter Emraan Hashmi play roles which have both positive as well as grey shades." She has a prominent role in the film though it is named Good Boy Bad Boy. She is all praise for the director Ashwini Chowdhry who had earlier directed Dhoop.

According to her he 'is a very brilliant director who extracts the best performances out of his actors.' She has no qualms about confessing that she 'will always remain indebted to Subhash Ghai and Mukta Arts because it was the first big banner which had come forward to sign me after both Chocolate and Aashiq Banaya Aapne were released but did not prove to be great at the box office.'

Tanushree has no regrets of having done a negative character in Raqeeb. "I am happy I was offered this out and out negative role. It is something, which I am doing for the first time in my career since I had made my debut with Chocolate." She claims she 'did not have to do a lot of homework to get into the skin of the character because the director Anurag Singh was very clear about how the character will behave.' The actress says, "I need a director to help me perform. A good director can bring the best out of me. I should confess that I have not seen any one who is as passionately involved with his project as Raj Kanwar who is producing this film.'

She goes on to say that she was more than excited when she heard the script as 'I have been always on the look out for different exciting characters.' Her role in 'Raqeeb' is 'different, exciting as well as challenging as an actress, because to do the same thing again and again is boring.' She adds, "The character needed a particular look of madness. Though I am the only leading lady of the film, which also has Rahul Khanna and Jimmy Sheirgill, you will find not one but three Tanushrees in Raqeeb."

Her role in Priyadarshan's Dhol, Tanushree says is something which is dynamically different from the one that I am playing in Raqeeb. In this movie 'I play the girl next door called Ritu who is a small town girl. "I could identify with the character in a jiffy because like Ritu, I too come from a small town like Jamshedpur, where I have lived most of my life, though I had studied for my high school in Pune."


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