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Jiah Khan to go to Hollywood

The Nishabd actress bags two international projects. The actress revealed that she was getting offers even before her debut film, Nishabd, that released three years ago.

entertainment Updated: May 02, 2010 20:12 IST
Rachana Dubey

jiah"I can’t give out too many details yet but one of the films is an adaptation of a classic English play. Both have huge canvases. I should be shooting for them by October," informs Khan. She says that she was getting offers even before her debut film, Nishabd, that released three years ago. "But I couldn’t imagine myself in most of the roles offered to me. But in these two films, I immediately connected with the characters I play," she says. Is she playing the leading lady? Khan points out that the concept of a leading lady is different in the West. "You can have Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore and Halle Berry in one film with each one playing an important character befitting a leading lady," she points out. "I have important roles in both my films too."

‘I got stuck becuause of the volcanic ash’
Europe is normal now. But a few weeks ago, volcanic ash delayed my return to India. I’d gone on a short trip to the UK, hoping to be back in time to promote Housefull. But in the aftermath of the volcano, my flight plans went for a six!

‘I’m a shy girl, really’
I’m a shy girl like my Housefull character who will make love with her man only after marriage. That’s why I could empathise so easily with this character. I may dress glam and behave uninhibitedly on screen, but that’s the character you see, not the real Jiah. Yes, I wore a bikini in Housefull. You can’t wear a ‘salwar-kameez’ on an Italian beach, can you?

‘I’m single’
I’m single and hardly sexy. There were rumours that I was dating some prince. That’s trash! I don’t have time for a relationship for the next five years at least even though I dream about my Mr Right every night. I hope he comes on a white charger and sweeps me off. I know it’s very fairy 'tallish' but then I’m a Piscean!

‘Deepika, Lara and I share a great rapport’
Everyone wonders how Sajid (director Sajid Khan) juggled three actresses and three actors so well. Simple: He never lets anyone feel let down. I had a blast working with Deepika (Padukone) and Lara (Dutta). The rapport continues even after Housefull has released.

‘Akshay Kumar is an inspiration’
I’m often asked how I’m surviving without a godfather in Bollywood. I say that talent always gets noticed. Look at Akshay (Kumar), Riteish (Deshmukh) and Arjun (Rampal). None of them came from a film family yet they have made it big.

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