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Monikangana Dutta set to sizzle the silver screen

Dutta gave up her rocking modelling career to make an acting debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Guzaarish'

Riddhi Doshi |

Updated:November 12, 2010, 3:04 PM IST
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Monikangana Dutta set to sizzle the silver screen
Dutta gave up her rocking modelling career to make an acting debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Guzaarish'

Monikangana Dutta is a super model. This dusky beauty from Assam who has made a name for herself in the international fashion scene has given it all up to concentrate on her career in films.

She says, “For sometime now I have been saying no to modeling assignments as I want to concentrate on films. And for the next one-and-a-half years that is my agenda.” She adds, “Yes, I admit that I have taken a big risk of getting into acting. I am well-established as a model. In the movie world, I am just a newcomer. It is a risk that not everybody can take but I have.”

Monikangana asserts that even before Sanjay Leela Bhansali's offer to star in his film Guzaarish, there were many film offers coming her way. “I don’t want to sound boastful but I have received many plump and promising movie offers in the past. I was just not interested as I was very happy with my career. In fact, I had no plans of living in India. I wanted to settle abroad as I used to spend a lot of time out of the country. But when Sanjay sir called me and auditioned me for Guzaarish, I was ready to let go of everything and take up this new challenge.”

What is surprising is that Monikangana accepted a supporting role in the film. She explains, “My father used to tell me that do what you want but do justice to it. I think I worked hard as a model and did justice to that. But my reach was limited to high society. Through cinema I will be able to reach to the masses and I find that very interesting.” She adds, “I have always been a fan of Sanjay sir's movies, so when I got an offer from him and even if it was for a supporting role I was willing to do it.”

So how was her first day of shooting? She recalls, “I was very nervous. But Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan were exceptionally sweet. I remember when I reached on the sets on day one, I had no idea as there was so much going on around me. Ash was already shooting at that time. After her shot she waved at me and I couldn’t believe it. I had not expected a superstar like her to give any kind of importance to me.” She continues, “And Sanjay sir treated me like a child. He used to make sure that I am served food on time and check what time I went to sleep, little things like that.”

Ask her about the rumors of dating her co-star Aditya Roy Kapur. and she is amused. But she replies diplomatically “Love is in the air. People even said that I was dating Hrithik Roshan. But I possibly can not be dating two people at the same time?”

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