Rosa not trying hard to shed ‘Saif’s ex-flame’ tag

June 29th, 2008 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS  

By Radhika Bhirani
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) It’s almost been a year since Italian beauty Rosa Catalono parted ways with Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan. But Rosa says she is making no effort to shed the image of being “Saif’s ex-flame” even though she has moved on in life. “I haven’t tried hard to get out of this image and I am not even trying hard at it. People need time to move out of a relationship and so do I. Right now I am happy,” Rosa told IANS here.

Her former boyfriend Saif, with whom she is not even on talking terms now, is currently dating actress Kareena Kapoor, but Rosa is still single.

“Love is the most powerful and beautiful experience and I would be very comfortable if I fall in love again. There are lots of special people who are special to me but right now my mom tops the list because she cooks great pizzas!” she quipped.

Rosa, who was in the capital for the music launch of her forthcoming film “Deshdrohi”, says that though she came to India to be with Saif, her mission has changed after her break-up.

“Now I want to act, and right now every day is a new learning experience for me. It’s not like I am 20 and have the enthusiasm of doing everything at one time. I want to go easy and grow in Bollywood,” she said.

The actress is foraying into Bollywood with “Deshdrohi”, where she is doing an item number “Bewajah yun” choreographed by dance maestro Saroj Khan.

“When I heard the song, I refused to do it as it would have required a lot of Indian touch to it, which I couldn’t imagine myself doing. It shows a village girl dancing.

“But Saroj Khan, who is so experienced, motivated me and it wasn’t very difficult to do the song. We shot the whole song in two nights and whenever I would get tired, Saroj used to pep me up by asking me to drink Red Bull (an energy drink),” she recalled.

She has two item numbers in her kitty right now, including one for Sunny Deol’s “Chamku” starring yesteryears actress Zeenat Aman.

“I’m only going through scripts which are in Hindi. I don’t know how to speak in Hindi but I know how to sing in it. I really want to learn the language though,” Rosa said.

The former Italian model says she is very comfortable with her life in India, though it hasn’t been all that easy.

She said: “Even though it’s not my country, I don’t feel alone here. It’s been four years since I have been in India and I have learnt to appreciate the beautiful and spiritual part of the country.

“If people come one hour later than the decided time, I have learnt to be patient and accept the way people work here. I do have to make a lot of adjustments.”

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