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Exposing is mandatory: Tina

The new kid on the block has no qulams about exposing and is bold enough to say it, writes Johnny D.

india Updated: Jun 17, 2006 11:24 IST

Bollywood is a cruel world. Many flock to Mumbai everyday in search of a career in the glam industry. Most of the wannabes end up doing item songs or C grade flicks and then fade in anonymity. Very few find an opportunity to grow.

But Tina Mazumder is made of sterner stuff. She started her career with a forgettable Men Not Allowed, but she has managed to grab some important films now.

Her first Bollywood film, Curfew will be releasing soon. However, Tina is not new to acting. She had tried her hands at Bangla cinema. She started her career in films with an Indo-US Bangla film Antarghaat with Victor Banerjee and Sunny Sen in 2003.

“Later I did in Samudra Sakshi opposite Jishu Sengupta in 2005. This was followed by Bikram Ghosh’s Hothath Neerar Janya with Jaya Seal and Bikram Ghosh. The film was in Bangla and English,” she adds.

Her Bollywood experience however didn’t come the way she planned it. Tina feels that she made a mistake by doing Men Not Allowed.

“I have bagged four prestigious projects now. Venus is producing two of my films, one is by Bgil Production and another one by Masood Mirza,” she says. Mirza had written Chandani Bar.

She describes Curfew as a serious film. She stars opposite Rahul Bhatt. The film is directed by BV Mukherjee. She also has Shiv Subramanium’s Cha Cha Cha in her kitty. The film is a comedy film. Tina shares screen space with Sushama Reddy and Rohan Tiwari. It is inspired by the play Irani Cafe.

With her bold image, how far is Tina comfortable with exposing flesh? She says that a heroine has to expose to get noticed in films. “This trend in not restricted to Bollywood only. I wouldn’t like to mince words but the fact is exposing was and will always be mandatory for the fairer sex in the male dominated industry. I am comfortable wearing short clothes because I know I can carry them with great élan,” she says.

What is her strength and weakness? “I am a director’s actor. I can perform any role that I am given. I have immense talent but my talent is untapped. I would like filmmakers to bring out the best in me,” she says.

Tina has signed Sudhakar Bokadia’s untitled venture, which is a comedy. With so much happening in her career, this girl is ready to go places.

First Published: Jun 17, 2006 11:24 IST