Priyanka Chopra has proved herself as an actor with films such as Aitraaz and Fashion, but she has another talent that has hitherto been latent. The actor reveals she has a fine singing voice and has inherited a passion for singing from her dad.

Priyanka says, “I want to sing at some point. But I get so tempted by the films I am doing. It always happens that something fabulous comes along and my singing plans get postponed.”

But don’t be surprised if you hear Priyanka sing in the movies soon. PC informs, “Quite a few of my directors have asked me to do the playback in my films but the right song hasn’t come my way. Maybe I will do an album. It has to be a really nice song that I want to debut with. It will be like starting from scratch. I want to sing but only after proper training. I have learnt western classical but I want to train in Hindustani too.”

Happy about Wanted

Ayesha Takia, who plays Salman’s romantic lead in Wanted, has become quite choosy about the films she does after marriage. But the bubbly actor has no regrets about doing Wanted. Says she: “I have done films which I now wonder why I did. I don’t want to do that any more. When I saw the southern version of Wanted, I was happy. Not only because an actor needs at least one masala film a year, but also because the role offered me scope for some challenging scenes. I don’t just have to be pretty and stand in the background without anything to say. Wanted offers me a blend of both.”

Not insecure

Of late, Aftab Shivdasani is mostly seen in multistarrers (Acid Factory, Daddy Cool, Kambakht Ishq) barring the occasional Aaloo Chaat. When asked whether the chocolate boy feels insecure about his role standing out in an ensemble cast, he said, “Before I agree to do a film, I fully understand what I am getting into. It’s all about convincing yourself. If an actor believes in himself, he doesn’t have to feel insecure. He should be honest to his role.” Aftab adds, “If you are part of an ensemble cast, then you will want to have a good role. Fortunately, I was made to choose the character I would like to play in Acid Factory. Though the role I’m playing was written with someone else in mind, the makers have loved my performance.”

Not just an actor

Nandita Das may be best-known for being an actor but she says, “People consider me an actor because that is in the public domain. Every time I have to fill up a form, it sets me thinking when I reach the occupation column. There is very little of me that is an actor, to be very honest.”

Rani on Rakhi

Dil Bole Hadippa has Rani, dressed as a man, dancing with Rakhi Sawant. Wonder how the queen got along with the outspoken item girl-turned-TV superstar? Here’s what Rani has to say: “Dancing with her was fun, and I was doing an item number with her. Rakhi is a sweet girl and a fine actor. She has done a very good job in the film.”

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