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?I loved my role in Devaki?

SHE HAS always been labelled as a glam doll. Her recent flick ?Devaki? has shown her in a metamorphosed role. Suman Ranganathan who made a foray into Hindi movies with ?Fareb? says that as an artiste one should not feel any pressure of change. ?I loved my role in Devaki and enjoyed enacting the character?.

india Updated: Jan 15, 2006 20:36 IST

SHE HAS always been labelled as a glam doll. Her recent flick ‘Devaki’ has shown her in a metamorphosed role. Suman Ranganathan who made a foray into Hindi movies with ‘Fareb’ says that as an artiste one should not feel any pressure of change. “I loved my role in Devaki and enjoyed enacting the character”.

Devaki, themed on a true story from Madhya Pradesh, has been nominated for 11 international awards. The movie has recently bagged the Best Film award at Asheville Festival.

“I had been typed in a particular kind of roles. It becomes boring and I feel great to have come out of sexy tag”.She said, “We cannot just ape the west. What may be good in an alien country may be unpalatable in India. Some remakes may not be acceptable to the Indian audience”, she told the Hindustan Times.

Suman, who hails from a non-filmy background, says, “Initially, my parents were apprehensive but I was adamant”. What is the best thing she likes about her profession? “Travelling, money and, of course, glamour. The profession has also taught me to fit into multifaceted roles”.

On her movies in the pipeline she says, “I am reading a few scripts but frankly I would like to do another movie like Devaki”.

Suman, who started modelling at the age of 14, feels that fitness should be imbibed at an early age. “ Earlier, I used to do Yoga but now I have started doing kickboxing and Thai Chai”.

First Published: Jan 15, 2006 20:36 IST