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There’s no such thing as offbeat cinema

Actor Poorna Jagannathan , who grabbed limelight for her free-spirited performance in Delhi Belly last year, refuses to acknowledge the offbeat film genre.

entertainment Updated: Apr 14, 2012 01:53 IST
Shreya Ramachandran
Poorna-Jagannathan
Poorna-Jagannathan

Actor Poorna Jagannathan, who grabbed limelight for her free-spirited performance in Delhi Belly last year, refuses to acknowledge the offbeat film genre. “I don’t divide films into offbeat versus mainstream. I divide films into those with stories versus those without stories. For example, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is relatively mainstream, and yet it has such a fantastic story,” she says.

Poorna says she is adamant about picking films with taut scripts over films with well-known faces. “The first film I signed after Delhi Belly was a student film in New York with literally no budget, but an extremely compelling script.” Poorna, who was in the Capital to inaugurate BG’s new jewellery designs, says, “A large number of people who loved Delhi Belly despite its explicit content goes to show that audience loves good films.”

Apart from Bollywood, Poorna is also maintaining other interests. “I am continuing my involvement in theatre, and beginning a new brand consultancy project soon. I don’t want to rely on my Bollywood projects because they are always subject to change,” she muses.