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Feeling the pulse on impulse...

Aditi Gowatrikar is a rare newcomer to Bollywood. She is a qualified medical professional, does not hide her marital status and frankly expresses a wish to be paired opposite Shah Rukh Khan! RANA A SIDDIQUI speaks to the actress expecting glad tidings with "Soch"... .

Aditi Gowatrikar... waiting for the big break.

FROM A gynaecologist to beauty queen to supermodel to films, Aditi Gowatrikar has seen frequent changes in her professional life - all "out of impulse" as she likes to put it. She was in Delhi this past week to reveal that she plays a role in "Soch" - releasing at cinema halls across Delhi shortly -- "equivalent to Smita Patil's in `Arth'."

Clad in all white, her English looks make her tough, she throws a glacier stare at the audience, but is quite confident and poised.

Winning 1996 Gladrags Model Competition and 1997 Asian Super Model Contest were enough to arouse her curiosity to be on film firmament. "It just happened. My boyfriend saw the advertisement in the paper and advised me to participate in them. When I made that with flying colours, I thought I could do it on silver screen too."

"Just then I got a few officers that include `Dhund' and `Soch'." But this MMBS from Grand Medical College and a gynaecologist at JJ Hospital, Gorakhpur, has no regrets about her choice. "I don't lament that I have pursued film instead of medicine. I have never moaned any decisions in life that I took impulsively. In fact, they had always been the best ones always," an air of confidence reflects wide on her face.

A mother of one-and-a-half child, Aditi keeps roaming round the world for shooting. Devoting time to the child is not what bothers her. "I keep taking her for excursions whenever I meet her. I always manage to give her quality time if not quantity time," she says without any sign of remorse. But you witness these signs when it comes to querying her about her martial status that could bar her in getting roles plum. "It does but should not make a difference. See films abroad. They are successful because they take actors and actresses not on the basis of their age but calibre. In Bollywood that attitude is still awaited," a few creases get prominent on her forehead.

Competition with young co-stars is she finds healthy. "It is always good to be in competition. I have always loved it as I went for them often and have emerged triumphant," she throws a broad hint. And a "role opposite Shah Rukh Khan" is her long nurtured dream.

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