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Sen and sensibilty

"I'm no diva even if people think of me that way. There are some 50,000 horrible photos of mine," says Sushmita Sen in a candid chat with Princy Jain.

india Updated: Aug 09, 2007 13:53 IST
Princy Jain
Princy Jain

"Okay jaaneman.. tell me. I am all yours now," trills Sushmita Sen, as she sips hot coffee and relaxes after six hours of media interaction and shoots. So, here's the Sen mantra I discovered. HT City does a hearty one-to-one with the Delhi girl....

I'm never in a state of denial. Be it my shortcomings or failures, they are unique. I accept them with pride..

At different stages of my life, all the roles from being Miss Universe to a style icon, have been so very gratifying.

I'm quite a disaster at being perfect. I'm no diva even if people think of me that way There are some 50,000 horrible photos of mine.. can't even see them. If people find me perfect anyway, it means the best way to be perfect is to be yourself.

Being my daughter is not easy. Rene understood the meaning of word ‘adopted', way before the other kids. Today, if she is questioned by anyone, she says, "You are boring because you all are born out of a stomach. I'm different because I am born out of my mother's heart."

Rene is the seniormost advisor in my life at present. She is very clear about my limitations as an actor. I took her for the screening of She watched a bit of it and started crying. She found it scary. So even before people disliked it, my daughter had declared it a floChingaari.

<b1>Rani of Jhansi, my debut production is a democratic film. I first talked about the film two and half years ago. Ever since then, people from cities like Bithur and Meerut have sent me facts and details about her.

This film will not be made just for the people, but by the people. I started from scratch. Today, we are working with 15 different authors. We have developed a wonderful relationship.

Men are similar to women. After all we are a part of the same solar system. Without a little bit of clashing, where will the excitement come from? It's like two sides of a coin. If any of the side is missing, it will be a khota sikka.

I so miss Delhi, especially the hot chocolate fudge, the wide roads and the big houses.

First Published: Aug 06, 2007 14:58 IST