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Guzaarish debutante Monikangana to be Victoria's Secret Angel

Monikangana Dutta, who will debut in Bollywood with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Guzaarish, as she has been selected as the first Indian model to become a Victoria's Secret Angel.Pics: Runway to Bollywood

entertainment Updated: Oct 31, 2010 14:46 IST

Monikangana Dutta, who will debut in Bollywood with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Guzaarish, is all set to join the league of supermodels Heidi Klum and Gisele Bundchen, as she has been selected to become a Victoria's Secret Angel.

"I have not given up modelling. I have been selected as one of the six Victoria's Secret Angels," she said.

Monikangana, who earlier appeared in fashion magazines like Elle and Vogue, is the first Indian model to become an Angel (main model) of the high-profile lingerie brand. The others include the likes of Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio and Miranda Kerr.

Coming back to Guzaarish, the model-turned-actress refused to divulge details about her character Estella Francis in the movie starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

However, she said she has a dance with Hrithik in the movie for which the director had put her in a dancing school.

"The character is very much like what I have gone through in my personal life. When Sanjay sir narrated the character to me, I said I have to do this role," she said.

Moni, who hails from Guwahati and started her modelling career in Paris, does not feel "overshadowed" though she is not included in the movie promos.

"I was in the initial promos that went on air. I do not know if anybody noticed me in it or not. I do not feel insecure or overshadowed by the movie's lead stars. In fact, I would always like to be overshadowed by people like, Hrithik, Ash and SLB, who are my favourites," she said.

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