I like spunk in my roles: Soha Ali Khan

November 28th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Soha Ali Khan has dabbled in a variety of roles in her four-year-old career but says it is the spunk factor in a character that attracts her the most.”Generally, female roles in commercial films don’t offer much scope to showcase talent. While choosing my roles, I make sure that the role has some spunk in it,” Soha told IANS.

She will soon be seen in an unusual pairing with seasoned actor Irrfan Khan in the light-hearted comedy “Dil Kabaddi”. Releasing Dec 5, the film will see her as a cosmetic surgeon armed with a compulsive cleanliness disorder.

“When you have done one kind of role, you obviously want to do something else. My idea is to play a character or to have a scene or an emotion or a moment in a film, whereby you can perform or do something different,” she said.

On being asked about the kind of roles or films she is inclined towards, Soha said: “It’s difficult to specify one thing, but I appreciate working with directors like Rituparno Ghosh and Sudhir Mishra who make female-oriented films.

“All their women are strong, ambitious and passionate and that needs to be more accurately reflected in Indian films. Bollywood is slowly perhaps getting there but still not there.”

The young actress, who was noticed in films like “Rang De Basanti”, “Khoya Khoya Chand” and more recently “Mumbai Meri Jaan”, added she misses the days of yesteryear actors like Meena Kumari and Waheeda Rehman.

“In those days, they were really worshipped heroines. They used to play strong roles but such strong portrayals of a woman are rare in today’s films,” she said.

Though Soha lamented the dearth of quality cinema nowadays, she is happy with the work she has been doing. “I have been quite blessed to work with good co-actors and directors,” she said.

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