Too much skin show by actresses: Suchitra Krishnamurthy

March 30th, 2008 - 3:39 pm ICT by admin  

By Shweta Thakur
Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Singer-actress Suchitra Krishnamurthy, who has been seen in very selective films and serials in spite of her talent, says most Bollywood actress indulge in too much skin show these days. “Skin show is the trend and proves a crowd puller to cinema halls. But there is no elegance,” actress-singer Suchitra told IANS on the sidelines of Lakme Fashion Week.

However, she said, Konkona Sen Sharma, Tabu, Kajol and Rani Mukerji were exceptions to this trend.

“It is not that without skin show a film can’t do well…our industry has also churned out blockbusters like ‘Mother India’. But people are not willing to work, instead they opt for shortcuts,” she said.

Suchitra’s stint in Bollywood started with “Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa”. She was last spotted in director Jijy Philip’s “My Wife’s Murder” but is still waiting for a hit.

The artist, who is also a singer, said she was sad by the bad state of the country’s pop music industry.

“No doubt a lot of singers come out with their albums but the pop music business in the country is dead…that is how its nature is. Pop singers have to survive on live shows.

“I have also done some shows, but since I am a single parent it is not feasible for me to travel very often and perform,” the actress said. She has in the past blamed Preity Zinta for her troubled marriage to director Shekhar Kapur. The couple have a daughter but are separated now.

As far as acting is concerned, her forthcoming projects include “Karma, Confessions and Holi” and “Mittal V/S Mittal”.

Commenting on the kind of roles she is looking forward to, Suchitra said: “I want to do interesting roles. Anything that suits me, I am not a 19-year-old that I can play a young girl in a film. However, some actresses are still doing that.”

She also said she would be more than happy to work in a film catering to a niche audience, “It is always a great opportunity to do distinct films.

“But the truth remains the same that in our country, ‘Masala’ films still work wonders. As far as technology is concerned, our industry is updated but there is a long way to go in terms of movie content. For instance, in Western countries people work for three years on a script. I think Bollywood will slowly evolve,” she said.

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