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I can't be like Mallika: Anara

Her porn CD issue still haunts her but Anara Gupta, Ex-Miss Jammu, is willing to fight back. Anara talks on marriage and more...

india Updated: Mar 25, 2006 20:16 IST

Her porn CD issue still haunts her but Anara Gupta, Ex-Miss Jammu, is willing to fight back. Busy with her debut film, Anara talks about being the next sex symbol, marriage and more...

Rumours are that you want to make money out of your porn CD controversy. What do you have to say on that?
I am doing a film called 'Miss Anara' after a lot of efforts by my director. I had refused to do it initially but when I was told that it could be an eye opener for many innocent girls, I agreed. I was unnecessarily dragged into the CD controversy. Many girls like me might have been
in this kind of a situation. The way I have fought back, my film will be a source of inspiration for many women to fight this kind of injustice.

Don't you think that sex video and now a film on it will project your image as a sex bomb in Bollywood?
No, not at all. My film is a crusade against injustice. It's not projecting me as a sexy girl. I have been brought up with social values and I am not comfortable doing sexy roles and can't be like Mallika Sherawat and others of her ilk.

You are into a relationship for very long now. Is marriage on the cards?
The controversy over the porn CD has halted my marriage. In fact, I wanted to come clean of all that and that is why I told my boyfriend to wait. He is ready to marry me but now I think since I have joined films, let me carry on with acting. I will think about marriage later.

How did your boyfriend react after the porn CD controversy? And how comfortable is he with your working in movies?
He was aware of everything and he knew that I have been framed unnecessarily. So, he stood by my side every time and encouraged me to face the challenge. He gave me lot of strength to fight against these evils which I faced in life.

First Published: Mar 25, 2006 20:16 IST