You were supposed to do Citizen with Ajith. What happened?
I don’t know till date. But it left a bad taste in my mouth. I was not happy with the way things were handled. I was new to the business.
Wikipedia tells us you are doing this movie called Lust: The India Story. Ahem Ahem!
I’ve not even heard of it. And, please don’t even mention something like that. It sounds so bad.
You used to be soft-spoken and introverted and started out that way in films too. You did that Pankaj Udhas video as the girl-next-door and then suddenly, you transformed into a bold, scorching hottie.
I’m still an introvert. I still don’t like to bare my personal life to the public. But I’ve grown with the job. Films have made me go through highs and lows. It’s been quite a journey. I am doing the Tamil film Varnam Ayiram. I’ve now got a hang of how the industry works. I’ve done Hindi, Bengali, Telugu and Tamil films and realised that instead of approaching it like an outsider, you have to embrace everything, even the lingo, to be a part of cinema.
Of the three sisters, who do you think is the hottest in your family?
Actually my mum’s the hottest. If you see her pictures when she was 20 or 25, she was a stunner. My sisters and I look quite different from each other. Sushma is the fair beauty, Meghna is a bohemian and I’m like this Southern siren, if you can call me that.
Let’s say you have three guys kneeling to propose to you. One of them is as hot as a Greek God, the other’s cute and funny and the third is not so good looking and willing to take you to the moon for honeymoon. Who do you go with?
The one who would take me to the moon.SUDHISH KAMATH