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Elli AvrRam: I’m not restricting myself to acting; can do item songs with equal conviction

Ex Bigg Boss contestant Elli AvrRam says she is versatile and can take on anything, be it a lead role or an item song.

bollywood Updated: Jul 31, 2017 16:21 IST
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Monika Rawal Kukreja
Hindustan Times
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Actor Elli Avram says she is taking it slow and steady with films, and believes in waiting for the right project to come her way.

Despite being in Bollywood for over four years, actor Elli AvrRam prefers to take it slow and steady. After making her debut with Mickey Virus (2013), she worked opposite Kapil Sharma in Kis Kisko Pyaa Karoon (2015) and was last seen in Naam Shabana, which also starred Taapsee Pannu and Akshay Kumar. In her cameo in the film, she played the role of a sex worker and did a special song sequence too.

Asked whether it’s a conscious choice to not take up offers frequently, Elli says she believes in waiting for the right project. “Whatever comes my way has to be exciting and tempting enough for me to say yes and it’s irrespective of what the result is going to be. I have to feel happy while doing the work I’ve taken up. If you end up doing something that you are not happy about, it ends up being a failure you feel even worse about.”

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Elli also featured in a music video a couple of years ago. Does she fear getting typecast and feel she may not bag lead roles? The actor says it’s all in the mind. “I’d rather think that I am so versatile that I can do anything that makes me happy. If a nice item song comes up, which I feel excited about, why won’t I do it?”

Drawing comparisons with even A-list actors who do item songs in films, Elli says it’s only sensible to branch out and try more things. “I am not restricted to [just] acting and I can do item songs too, with equal conviction. So many actresses have done item numbers and at the same time worked in great movies too. [Also] In Bollywood, you can’t really decide someone’s destiny. You don’t know when luck might turn the tables and you get the right movie and become a big star overnight,” says Elli adding that for her “it’s more important to do things that one feels excited about.”

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First Published: Jul 31, 2017 16:21 IST