Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty has set rumours to rest by saying she is not doing the next James bond film and has turned down a lot of foreign offers as she wants to focus more on Hindi films.
I am not going to be a Bond girl but yes there is another Hollywood film that I am doing, clarifies Shilpa refusing to comment further as she says it is in the scripting stage.
Shilpa, who became one of reality television's most talked about stars last year, says, "I have left a lot of international projects to come back to Hindi films. Someone told me I was already out of sight and I did not want to be out of mind too. My concentration is totally on Bollywood," says Shilpa.
She, however, denies that she does not want to work in any Hollywood movie. "If I like the script and the prospects are lucrative enough in the West, I'll definitely go there."
The actress, who will also be seen performing on the stage with the Bachchan's at their ongoing Unforgettable tour in London from August 23-24, says, "I have left some big movies to come back and act in films and travel with my musical
Talking about her forthcoming Bollywood film,
, in which she is playing the lead role opposite Sunny Deol, she says, "I am playing the violin for the first time on-screen. Violin is the toughest instrument to play and it has left me with bad neck and I have been doing Bhujaang asan to make it better."
Apart from working in films, Shilpa is quite busy these days with her company S2 Global Productions. She has roped in Manish Jha of 'Matrubhoomi' fame to direct her first home production.
"I want to make a full fledged good commercial masala film and if I can afford the best international technicians, then I will bring them here," says Shilpa Shetty, whose film will go on the floor by December-end or January.
When asked about the impact of Britain's reality show
Celebrity Big Brother
, where she was a participant, she says, "I think
has been a boon in disguise for not only me but many Asians living abroad. I'm happy with whatever happened on the show. At least, it has changed the perception for Indians living abroad."
The actress, however, declines to comment on the rumours of her hosting the second season of
, the Indian version of British
. "When any such thing happens, the media will be informed."
On joining the league of stars like Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgan, who don't believe in film awards, the glamourous actress says, "I am not against National Awards but other popular awards are not based on merits and sometimes a good film doesn't get an award. Like my film
, which was on a serious issue HIV-AIDS, did not get an award."
Shilpa, who was recenty in the capital to promote a liquor brand had a quite tough time answering questions on the combination of yoga and liquor. "I am not saying that people should drink but if they want to, they should do it responsibly and in the limits. And please do not mix drinking and driving, drive safe," she says.
And what is a big ring doing on her finger? "Before you start with questions on my marriage I just want to say that when the diamond on my ring finger becomes three times its size, then there will be a plan," she clarifies.