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I don’t want to be just a pretty face in a film: Disha Patani

Actor Disha Patani says that although she is not averse to commercial films, she wants to take up meaningful roles that give her a kick and not settle for films where she has to just “look pretty”.

bollywood Updated: Nov 17, 2016 07:33 IST
Yashika Mathur
Yashika Mathur
Hindustan Times
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Actor Disha Patani is against taking up a film for the heck of it.

Disha Patani, who’s getting rave reviews for her performance in the recent MS Dhoni biopic, is clear about one thing: She won’t do a film just to be the eye candy.

“I am looking for strong characters rather than being just a pretty girl. Actresses can do so much more than looking good,” says Patani. “It’s not that I don’t want to do commercial films, but if my part is just to look pretty, I’m not up for it. I’d do a role that expresses something. It’s not that I don’t want to look good, but give me a part where I have scope to perform.”

Patani, who made her debut in director Neeraj Pandey’s MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, has many scripts coming her way, but has her priorities straight. “I am very selfish when it comes to choosing a film. There is no strategy as such, I take up anything that gives me a kick. I know that filmmaking is hard; there are days when you have to wake up at 4am and work continuously,” says the actor.

Perhaps it’s a good thing then that Patani is a workaholic. “I am a workaholic. I am very restless, and I am always looking for good work. I don’t act for the heck of it; I do it because I love it,” she says.

First Published: Nov 17, 2016 07:33 IST