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Make me Monroe

Self-professed sex-symbol Sherlyn Chopra has come forth to say that she’s better suited to portray Monroe than Kareena, or any other actress!

bollywood Updated: Jul 23, 2010 01:05 IST

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar’s decision to sign actress Kareena Kapoor as the desi Marilyn Monroe for his upcoming film,

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, has left one Bollywood bombshell sulking. Self-professed sex-symbol Sherlyn Chopra has come forth to say that she’s better suited to portray Monroe than Kareena, or any other actress!



“I can portray Marilyn Monroe with more ease and finesse than anyone else,” says Sherlyn, who claims she empathises with the Hollywood legend in many ways: “She was a great sex symbol and made her own way to stardom. She played a series of inconsequential characters at the beginning of her career, just like me.”



In fact, the starlet seems to have mugged up a fair bit on Monroe. After rattling a renowned quote by Monroe, she says, “She (Monroe) represented to men something they all want in their unfulfilled dreams.”



Bhandarkar, meanwhile, is convinced that Kareena is best suited to play the lead in his flick. Though not directly commenting on what Sherlyn had to say, Bhandarkar had said in an earlier interview, “I can guarantee this is going to be Kareena’s best performance. She will be in her full bloom playing the iconic looks of Hollywood’s legendary actresses like Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Vivien Leigh and Eva Gardner.”



Sherlyn is not buying it. “If I were to play Marilyn, I’d do so effortlessly. It’d require no effort to feel her pain, joy, unspoken feelings and quest in life. It’s as though I know her intimately and don’t need any preparation. It’s spooky but true,” she signs off. Spooky indeed!