Model-turned-actor Tena Desae, who had to do an intimate scene in the recently released British comedy-drama, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, says such scenes scare her. She thanks her co-actor Dev Patel for lending support while shooting the scene. “A kissing sequence is still a nightmare for me. Luckily, I got through The Best... with the help of Dev. He downplayed everything so that I stay confident. But it’s still something which worries me,” she says.
Directed by John Madden, whose earlier films include the Oscar winning film Shakespeare In Love, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel also starred Judi Dench and Bill Nighy. It released in India in May this year. Tena, who hails from Bangalore, says she always wanted to be an actor. always wanted to be an actor. “For the longest time, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I was clueless. I watched some movies and realised nothing moved me as much as movies. Acting just felt the right option,” says the 25-year-old, who debuted in Bollywood in 2011 with Yeh Faasle.