Actress Ileana D'Cruz, who will be seen romancing Saif Ali Khan in Happy Ending, says she would not mind going without makeup to do a performance-oriented role.
27-year-old actress, Ileana D'Cruz says she was mighty impressed with Alia Bhatt in Imtiaz Ali's Highway and wants to do a similar character which provides her with ample scope to showcase her talent.
"Alia did a fantastic job in Highway. I would like to do something like that where there is no need for makeup and it does not matter how I look; a role where the sole focus is on my performance," said Ileana.
The actress, who made her Bollywood debut with Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Barfi, says she consciously tries to show her versatility with her choice of films. Ileana's second film Mai Tera Hero was an out-and-out comedy film and her upcoming movie opposite Saif Ali Khan Happy Ending is a romantic-comedy.
"I want my body of work to be versatile. Main Tera Hero was this exaggerated, loud comedy but Happy Ending is much subdued with a different concept. The characters I played in both the films are poles apart from each other. In Happy Ending, I play a sassy girl, who actually thinks she is a guy in head. I have not done a role like that before," she said.
Ileana initially thought Happy Ending would be a cakewalk for her as she had already done a comedy but she found that it is not always easy to come up with perfect dead-pan expressions.
"There is a thin line between giving dead-pan expressions and coming out as cold on screen, I had to maintain that. My character is of a girl who does not believe in love, though she writes love stories. I thought it would be easy as I had done Main Tera Hero but subtle comedy is much more difficult," Ileana added.