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More to David than just intimacy: Monica Dogra

IANS  New Delhi, January 27, 2013
First Published: 16:44 IST(27/1/2013) | Last Updated: 01:27 IST(28/1/2013)

After Dhobi Ghat, Monica Dogra (left) is eagerly looking forward to the release of her new film David, but feels sad that the buzz around her intimate scenes with co-star Neil Nitin Mukesh is taking away the essence of the film.

“I think it is sad when it (intimate scenes) trumps the rest of the film. I think sexuality and intimacy under wraps is more appealing. The scenes have been done in a classy way and the film has a lot more to showcase,” she told IANS in an interview.

Directed by Bejoy Nambiar, David would be Monica’s second outing after 2011 film Dhobi Ghat. And the actor says she was waiting for the right script to come her way.

“I was waiting for a film, which spoke to me and I really wanted to do this film when I heard the script. Bejoy is a dream director and this character will help me surprise my audience and fanbase. In fact, I surprised myself in the film,” she said.

Monica, who plays the role of a Muslim girl called Noor, said she has learnt a lot during the making of the film. “I spoke in Urdu in the film. My scope for human experience expanded and I can relate to a different time and religion now. David for me is a dream project and I do think that a lot of people will like it. It is not like any commercial film which has been made before,” she said. The actor said she is looking to doing some exciting yet challenging work. After David, which releases on Feb 1, her next release is Fireflies. “I am trying to do work which excites me. I am trying to challenge myself and grow. That is how I saw David too,” said Monica, who is a singer too. As a singer, Monica was seen in TV music show The Dewarists and feels that music has grown a lot in India.

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