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Koena's cousin is just a good friend: Tanushree

Actress Tanushree Dutta on controversies, link-up rumours and movie projects, interviewed by Rachana Dubey.

entertainment Updated: Aug 21, 2008 11:48 IST
Rachana Dubey

Tanushree Dutta clears controversies and talks about her movie projects with Rachana Dubey.

Isn’t out of sight out of mind?
It is but I haven’t been out of sight or out of mind. I’ve been busy with work commitments. Saas, Bahu aur Sensex is complete.. in which I’m doing something different from the regular commercial movies. It’s a big risk maybe but I wanted to do it. I’m also excited about my international project Rama the Saviour.

Talk is that your role has been reduced and your dialogue dubbed in Saas Bahu...
I don’t know about the role bit. But yeah.. I couldn’t dub for the film. I dub for all my films after Aashiq Banaya Aapne. I wish they had given me a chance to do it. It’s very weird.. they just went ahead and did it without me. I’m very upset about this.

Apparently, even your co-stars were upset with you because your behaviour on the sets was unprofessional.
What! How is that possible? Call up my colleagues and ask them if I ever misbehaved or showed signs of being unprofessional. I can’t believe this. They were never upset. Unless they are now deliberately trying to pull me down. On the surface, everything was so cordial. After three years in the field, how can I ever misbehave?

Your good friend Aditya Datt’s movie Good Luck didn’t feature you.
Friendship doesn’t mean that we should do all our films together. If he has a script which suits me in the future, sure we’ll work together again. Professional decisions shouldn’t affect personal relations.. no?

Why has Priyadarshan stopped promoting you?
I respect Priyan sir a lot. He helped me in the initial stages of my career. But of late, he hasn’t approached me with a project. It’s unfair to expect someone to stick to you for all his films.

What is happening to Mr Fraud?
Oh god, that film has been stuck in my kundli forever. I wasn’t part of the project anyway. It was offered to me but didn’t work.

Because of the song Pyaar ka signal in Bhagam Bhaag, aren’t you now tagged with the title of an item girl?
I’m glad if I’m tagged that way. In small towns, people call me by the song’s title. I think that’s an achievement. The next thing I want is people to remember me by my character’s names.

What happened with Nana Patekar? He said he treated you like a daughter.
See, enough has been spoken and heard about the episode. It was very ugly. It caused a lot of anguish. Let bygones be bygones please.

It’s rumoured that you were seeing Koena Mitra’s cousin.
No way. He’s a good friend yaar. I know you will think that I’m giving you the same old clichéd answer but that’s the truth. He’s a sweet chap.

It’s said that you were doing drugs for weight reduction which gave you mood swings.
I’m not the sort who’ll take drugs for anything. The allegation is silly. How can there be a drug to reduce weight which gives you mood swings? I’ve been reading all sorts of things about me in the papers every day. Next, the papers will say that I’m into witchcraft to get better movie projects.