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I can do Jism: Gauri Karnik

She was liked in Sur, ignored in Stop. And now, the pleasant-natured Gauri Karnik admits that she's been left behind in the proverbial rat race. V Ananth interviews the actress.

india Updated: Dec 11, 2007 13:16 IST
V Ananth

She was liked in Sur, ignored in something called Stop. And now, the pleasant-natured Gauri Karnik admits that she's been left behind in the proverbial rat race.

Quite metaphorically, she asks, "You may be a very good painter but if you can't sell your canvases, what's the use?"

Another metaphor pops up: "All I can say is that I jumped into the pool without knowing how to swim."

Karnik says that she was so disillusioned with the ways of showbiz that she gave it all up and took a break for two years.

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She changed her phone number and travelled around Spain and Italy. "Now that I'm back, I'm not exactly flooded with offers.. but I've been accepted with open arms," she says. <b1>

She will be seen in Manu Chaubey's One Fine Monday, Jahnu Barua's Butterfly Chase, T K Rajeev Menon's Free Kick and Manoj Khetwani's Freedom. In One Fine Monday, she will play sister to Shekhar Suman, who plays an underworld don (????).

Butterfly Chase is a film about terrorism and features Yashpal Sharma. Free Kick is about the ethics of the medical profession; the cast is led by Sushant Singh.

Freedom is about anti smoking, also featuring Raman Trikha. Gauri, who was in the music video Pyar ka Jashna with Aamir Khan, a couple of years ago, concludes, "Now that I'm here, I'm hungry for roles. I may have this sweet and innocent image.. but you know something? I'd love to do a role like Bipasha Basu's in Jism.