Moving from offbeat cinema, actress Chitrangada Singh is excited about her first commercial release Desi Boyz and says this shift was not strategised and that she is fascinated with the 'glam' factor in these films.
Chitrangada dazzled with her performance and arresting looks in Sudhir Mishra's Hazaron Khwahishen Aisi (2003) and her second film Kal in 2005. But then she vanished from the big screen for three years and returned with director Onir's film Sorry Bhai in 2008 followed by Mishra's another film Yeh Saali Zindagi this year.
"What is different about commercial films is there are so many changes like there is so much of make-up, different hair styles, slow motion shots etc. The exciting part was you glam-up for a role, you dance, you have those fantastic clothes, high heels and that whole girly thing," Chitrangada told PTI in an interview.
"In the end a girl is a girl, we all love these things. I had a great time doing all this," she said.
Chitrangada is officially foraying into commercial cinema with Rohit Dhawan's Desi Boyz opposite Akshay Kumar.
"I don't think it is like a plan that I would do now do commercial films. I enjoy it and I hope I can carry it forward. Its a good shift. Like I did off beat films for some time and now I will to do this for some time, she said.
Ask her about promotional strategies for both kind of cinema, Chitrangada, feels, commercial cinema brings in more recognition and connects with a larger audience.
"Promotions are stronger for commercial films. The numbers, the budget is high for marketing, there is a proper team. When there is a niche film you do it on that level. It is a great and different experience," she said.