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More than a year after Taare Zameen Par became a runaway hit,Tisca Chopra is still fighting to lose the image of a weepy mother.

Written by Debesh Banerjee |
June 11, 2009 1:38:41 am

More than a year after Taare Zameen Par became a runaway hit,Tisca Chopra is still fighting to lose the image of a weepy mother. “I don’t want to do such roles,” she says firmly. Well,she’s in luck — first-time director Sharat Kataria has signed her on for Rangeen,alongside funny men Purab Kohli and Rajat Kapoor. “I have a ribtickling comic role. It’s diametrically opposite to my role in TZP,” she says with a chuckle.

Perhaps to make the point even further,Chopra has a new slim look,which she accentuated in a figure-hugging outfit during a visit to Delhi last week to offer tips at a children’s acting workshop at the British Council. “I recently started a weight loss programme to lose all the extra fat. I have always been fit and trim,” she says.

She also has eyes set on Hollywood and reveals that her last trip was to Los Angeles,where she met a few casting agents. Back home,she will soon be seen in a cameo in Vinay Shukla’s Mirch,a film on women emancipation,starring Konkana Sen Sharma and Raima Sen.

But,she’s still looking for the film with a difference,a role that would match TZP’s. “I would love comedy but not slapstick or a satire. I would feel comfortable doing a situational comedy as that is the kind of cinema I have grown up on in the US,” she says,adding that will soon be off for a family vacation to Scotland.

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It isn’t only films that keep her busy,Chopra is also attached with a project under the National Knowledge Commission to promote access to faster education in rural India.

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First published on: 11-06-2009 at 01:38:41 am

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