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I am an actress not an item girl: Payal Rohatgi

Payal Rohatgi squarely says that she identifies herself only as an actress and strongly believes that working for an item song or two does not make her an item girl.

Written by Ashok Kumar(IndianExpress.com) | New Delhi |
March 14, 2010 5:02:38 pm

Having shared the screen presence with the likes of Amitabh Bachchan and Virender Sehwag for ad films,Payal Rohatgi also has a good number of films to her credit.

A finalist at the Femina Miss India contest,Payal is a computer engineer by education. She was born in the posh Banjara Hills area of Hyderabad and brought up in Ahmedabad. Ashok Kumar uncovers Payal for IndianExpess.com.

When can we expect you in the lead role? Do you regret not being offered a lead role yet?

I don’t regret things in life. I am happy with the way things are with me in my professional life. You also cannot ignore the fact that,despite coming from a middle class family,I have successfully sustained in the film industry for a considerable period of time. Moreover,I don’t have any godfather or Sugar daddy in the film industry.

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How is modeling different from acting for films?

Unlike modeling acting is more about emotions,expressions and feelings.

What is your take on the reality shows like ‘Rahul Dulhania Le Jaayega’?

I find them (reality shows) cheap. Personally speaking,I would never be a part of these kinds of shows. I can’t spend my life with a random selection of a husband on such reality shows. My husband would be someone very sensitive to me and my feelings.

How comfortable are you with the item girl tag?

Scoffs! I am an actress not an item girl. Don’t ever use the item-girl tag for me. How can anyone even think of calling me an item girl?

What in you makes you feel sexy?

I think it is my confidence which makes me feel sexy.

Which is the best compliment you have got so far,both personally and professionally?

After the Big Boss (TV reality show),I had women and children walking up to me and telling me,“We really felt for you,the way you were subject to the manipulation in the show.”

And professionally,what I can recall right now,is,the time when Sudhir Mishra (Director and Screenwriter),walked up to me,and,complemented my by saying that,I was the best thing in the film ‘Dil Kabaddi’.

Could you share with us on of your wildest dreams?

Wildest dreams are not meant to share.

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