Haven’t got my due in Bollywood, rues Udita Goswami

May 3rd, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Akshay Kumar New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Model-turned-actress Udita Goswami feels she has not got her due in Bollywood, which she is worthy of after doing quality work in films like “Rokk” and “Paap”.
“I haven’t got my due in Bollywood which I should have got till now. I have given films, done meaningful roles that not all actresses get. I feel the reason for my being on the backfoot could be that I don’t believe in public relation (PR) practices, which have become a regular routine for any celebrity,” Udita told IANS in an interview.

“But that is something that I can’t do, there are certain things that I don’t want to change about myself. I do my work with all honesty and there is no scope for short-cuts or cheating.”

The 26-year-old, whose latest movie “Chase” released last week, said she makes it a point not to repeat her roles but is still typed cast to a specific genre.

“I have been doing all kind of roles, but still I have been typed cast with this ‘bold tag’.”

“The only thing that I think I have not done is a happy romantic kind of film… romantic comedy. I know it is strange since most of the actresses have done something like that and not done the kind of films that I have done. I want to actually do something that is so common. I’m really looking forward to doing a happy romantic film now.”

Udita started her career in modelling and then moved to acting in 2003 with her debut film “Paap” directed by Pooja Bhatt. After that she appeared in “Zeher” with Emraan Hashmi and Shamita Shetty.

Udita said the choice of director is the most important for an actor to get his/her due credit.

“I look at a lot of things — first, the script, then the setup that you are working in and then the most important thing, the director… you know, even if it is a very regular script, it is the director who makes all the difference in giving the same ghisaa pitaa (regular) story an interesting look.”

The actress revealed that she is going back to college as she left her studies in between.

“I’m going to Los Angeles.. I’m enrolling myself to the New York academy. It’s time I set my priorities right. I don’t care if 80 percent of our industry is not well read. I don’t want to be one of them.

“I agree that I started my career quite early but I don’t want my kids to ever say that our mother is not even well educated. One can achieve what he wants but being educated is very important,” she said.

Udita’s future projects include Sunny Deol’s production “The Man” where she plays a role of a spy and Shabnam Kapoor’s “Hello India” starring Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Namrata Shirodkar.

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