'It is important to get big banners'

Tanushree Dutta speaks to Diganta Guha about her forthcoming films, Bhagam Bhag and Risk.

india Updated: Dec 18, 2006 16:22 IST

She has had only two releases so far — Aashiq Banaya Aapne and Chocolate. However, with big banners like Mukta Arts (36 China Townand Good Boy Bad Boy)and Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd (Bhagam Bhag, which releases on December 22) signing her on, actor Tanushree Datta is on a roll. But, controversy has also haunted her.

Excerpts from an interview:

Her photograph being put on a weird website:
My lawyers are taking care of it. We are planning to take legal action. Stardom comes at a certain price. Eventually, it boils down to how you handle it and I am still learning the ropes of handling controversy.

It is a part and parcel of life. In a way, it shows that people are interested in me. This is better than having people ignore me.

Her ‘patch-up’ with good friend Aaditya Datt:
I don’t know how the question of patch-up comes up. We share a professional relationship and nothing else (Aaditya directed her in ABA). So, where’s the patch-up?

Tanushree Dutta will next be seen in Priyadarshan's Bhagam Bhag

Dancing with Govinda and Akshay Kumar for the song


... in

Bhagam Bhag


It is just a guest appearance, but the producers later added some scenes to it. I exit at the interval.

It was a lovely experience — both are fantastic dancers and the song requires too many wacky steps to match them.

Doing item songs:
People usually wonder why I am doing these songs (in 36 China Townand Bhagam Bhag). It is important to get big banners keeping my dignity intact.

After 36 China Town, Mukta Arts signed me on for a three-film contract. Both these songs are decent with lead actors and have given me mileage. I am doing Priyadarshan’s Dhol, Vishram Sawant’s Risk, Vikram Bhatt’s Speed and Anurag Singh’s Raqeeb.

On Risk:
Risk(releasing on December 29) is dark film where I add some colour. Unfortunately, I don’t have any scenes with Vinodji (Khanna). I was begging with Vishram to get me one. But being part of the same film is good enough.


First Published: Dec 18, 2006 16:22 IST