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Q: You've taken a different approach to stardom. Instead of trying to make it big in films, why did you choose to come out with an album?
A: I did try the traditional way and tried to get into movies. But I don't have a godfather so all the movies that were offered to me did not appeal to me. But I was ambitious and hence made a few mistakes that in hindsight could have been avoided. I did a film that I realize did no good to my career. Hence, now I'm more careful and choosy about what assignments I take up.
Q: But why an album?
A: I feel I am more than just a good body and looks. I want people to realize that I have other talents too. I feel an album will not just give me creative freedom to express myself, but I can learn a lot more from it too. In fact, the lyrics of the album are a culmination of my thoughts that I've been penning down since my teenage years.
Q: Why did you choose T-Series as your launch pad?
A: T-Series has the reputation of going out of the way to promote its artists. And I've witnessed it for myself as they've been very co-operative and helpful in all my dealings with them.
Q: What is the concept behind the album? Do you believe people need to be shocked into paying attention?
A: Prahlad Kakkar, the producer, has made a highly stylized video that is on international standards. It is provocative, but not shocking. I'm not doing anything offensive in the video no matter how sexy it looks. I do have my own sex appeal and I don't see why I shouldn't take advantage of that. I play nine outrageous characters in the video and hence, the name.
Q: Have you got any film offers after the album?
A: I don't want to comment on anything at this stage. But yes, I reiterate that I don't have any hang ups about the roles I play even if it means wearing bikinis as I know I can carry it off tastefully. I wanted to be an actress first and foremost and that is my ultimate goal.