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Parallel films are no more needed: Chitrangada

May 01, 2008 12:26 PM IST India India

After winning over critics and audiences with her performances in Hazaaron Khwahishen Aisi and Kal, actress Chitrangada Singh is set to make a comeback to the big screen. Suchetna Ray: Have you got used to being called the new-age Smita Patil? Chitrangada Singh: I don’t think I have a choice. I think it’s a huge compliment and comes with a lot of responsibilities. I am just two films old and need time. I need to be given chances to prove myself. I am very thankful they call me new-age Smita Patil but it’s too heavy on my shoulders. Suchetna Ray: You are coming back after almost three years. Why did you choose Onir’s Sorry Bhai? Chitrangada Singh: Sorry Bhai is a funny film. It’s different from the serious films like Hazaaron Khwahishein Aisi and Kal. This is a romantic, funny film. Suchetna Ray: Phir Devdas brings Sudhir Mishra and you back together. Was it the opportunity to work with Sudhir Mishra or was it the role? Chitrangada Singh: Firstly., it was a Sudhir Mishra film - which convinced me 90 per cent - and then, playing Chandramukhi convinced me another 10 per cent. Suchetna Ray: Do you want to be associated with parallel films or do you want to be associated with typical Bollywood potboilers? Chitrangada Singh: I just see myself associated with good cinema. The kind of sensibility that’s coming through commercial cinema now, I don’t think you need parallel cinema anymore.