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Konkona inspires Shubhangi Atre

IANS  New Delhi, February 20, 2010
First Published: 15:03 IST(20/2/2010) | Last Updated: 18:19 IST(20/2/2010)

Shubhangi AtreTV actress Shubhangi Atre, who became popular after playing the title role in Kasturi, says movies are her ultimate dream and that she would love to pick earthy and realistic roles just as Konkona Sen Sharma.

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"I won't deny that I am living my dream life in a way because I always wanted to be an actor and thanks to Balaji Telefilms and Rajshri Productions, I got two very good shows. It was my childhood dream of being an actor and I've been very lucky. But my ultimate dream is to make it big in cinema and I want to go there," Shubhangi said in an interview.

The actress, who currently features on the show Do Hanson Ka Jodaa, says offbeat films excite her most as an actor.

"I really like the kind of roles that Konkona Sen does or even Nandita Das for that matter. I am more into art movies and offbeat films. Films like Rudaali, Dasvidaniya, Wake Up Sid and Paa are more like my taste. Even though these were commercial films, there was something in these that touched the heart."

"Films with an earthy, real and natural feel are my love, acting in them is my passion. I love raw characters with grey shades," she added.

Asked whether she has received any such offers for the big screen yet, Shubhangi said: "I am getting offers. I got an offer and I auditioned for it. I am waiting for a response so I can't talk about the details as of now."

Shubhangi is currently being seen in Do Hanson Ka Jodaa as a dreamy girl, who is married off to a bespectacled simpleton, played by actor Shaleen Bhanot. She says she is enjoying the show a lot.

"I am really happy with the cast and crew of this show. The biggest thing to make a show or film a success is that all actors, especially lead actors should gel well. Otherwise the work atmosphere won't be good. But I have a great camaraderie with all of them."

"Reema-ji is a pool of talent, we can take so much from her. Very few actors can switch on and switch off, but she is awesome and Shaleen is very friendly and professional," she said.

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