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Nisha has no problems doing regional films

Nisha Kothari, who will next be seen in RGV's Sholay, says she would rather work in regional films than sit at home.

india Updated: Jun 27, 2007 14:26 IST

"No, I'm not adding extra 'a' and 'k's to my name. Nor am I visiting a dozen deities for my well being," says a laughing Nisha Kothari, Bollywood's new star denying rumours that she is getting progressively religious and superstitious to salvage her career.

"My parents and I just visited one temple. In any case, I'm not answerable to anyone except my family. What I do with my life is entirely my business."

Crying foul against charges of misconduct on the sets of Aditya Dutta's Good Luck, Nisha says: "I've never in my life abused anyone. Stories of my bad behaviour on the sets are growing. I no longer find these rumours funny."

"I've never shot for any film called Good Luck! I've met the director just once at Keshu Ramsay's office and that too for half hour. I couldn't give them the dates they wanted. I said no to Good Luck, and maybe some people didn't like that.

"I had no choice. I was committed to a Telugu film and I didn't want to wriggle out of it."

About her role as Basanti in Ram Gopal Varma's Sholay, she says: "I just finished dubbing my role. I have seen Hemaji in the earlier Sholay but my character Ghungroo is not like Basanti. We dress, speak and behave differently.

"Ghungroo is not dumb. She behaves like a man but she's all woman inside. She's a bundle of contradictions. Sometimes she's stubborn, then she's soft. There're so many different emotions to express in one character.

"I'm lucky to have got such a role so early in my career and to work with so many huge actors in one film! Wow! Many of them, I've been watching from the time I was a child."

The busy actress has just completed shooting for a Telugu film.

"It's called Okkamagaru with Balakrishnan, who's very hot in Andhra. I had stared my career with a Tamil film Jai Jai with Madhavan. Now I've done a Telugu film."

"I don't care about the language of a film as long as it is a good film with a meaty role for me. I'd rather work in a regional film than sit at home waiting for Hindi films."