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Starlet and more

The best part of doing what I do is the chance to get into the heads of so many different people. Let me take you through the characters I’ve played this week.

entertainment Updated: Jul 25, 2010 14:58 IST
Miss K

Let me entertain you
The best part of doing what I do is the chance to get into the heads of so many different people. Let me take you through the characters I’ve played this week.

Ghetto superstar
Saturday night had me don all the bling I own, and the shiniest attitude to go with it. This was for a ‘Ghetto Fabulous’ theme party hosted by a friend. It’s the coolest I’ve felt in a long time, despite having to sweat it out in a badly air-conditioned home, wearing my J- lo jacket. West-side yo!

Teacher
Monday morning had me go back to my school days with a pleasant role reversal! I was asked to play the role of a teacher at an advertising forum. The concept for an upcoming ad campaign involved a formula they wanted me to present to my students for the day. Taking the role-call of the top executives of the ad agency and walking around the ballroom which was set up as a classroom, yelling “silence,” was super fun. Not to mention I got paid prettily for the 10-minute stand up.

Body builder
The devil in me awakens every morning as I pump iron at the gym. I’ve actually started enjoying my macho mornings and even feeling the pleasure in pain. Just that this week, my trainer decided to check my fat-muscle percentage. Ignorance is bliss, I tell you.

‘Thing’ (from the Addams Family)
It’s been a while since I made any easy money. The opportunity came ringing at my doorbell this week. A girl from a production house came home to take pictures of my hands for an ad with Ms Padukone! So I twirled, held coffee mugs and elegantly posed, as I finally got a much needed, new portfolio for my hands! I can share that with you on Facebook.

Tanya
With my play premiering really soon, most of my mind space was taken by my character, Tanya. It’s not Benjamin Button or The Joker, so I fortunately didn’t have to spend hours locked up in a dark room psyching myself up. She’s sweet, loving and charming and is basically dying to get hitched. It’s theatre, which means no stylist and spending hours in trial rooms down Linking Road, which also means wearing what I want and splurging on end-of-season sales. I tried 50 options to choose eight changes that suit the mood of the scene, the time of the day, the stage in my life and my apparent state of mind. I realised how everything from the print, the cut or colour of a piece of clothing, or even a tiny accessory could say a lot and has made me get into my character’s head a lot more than I did through 50 rehearsals!

I know, I know… I’m stressing on the small stuff, but you know what they say… god lies in the details. Truly!
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