'Obedient actress' Konkona not enamoured by glamour

Mar 4, 2010 Ruchika Kher

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Konkana Sen Sharma is known for her offbeat roles and even in her commercial movie "Wake up Sid" she played a simple middle class girl. The two-time National Award winner doesn't crave for glamorous roles and says she is "quite an obedient actress".

"I've never been enamoured by glamour. Glamour has never been a very important thing for me. But, yes, if I have to play the role of a girl who is supposed to be glamorous, then definitely I will try to achieve that," Konkona told IANS.

"But usually I do films that have real characters, the ones audiences can identify with, who make sense and are not there just for glamour. So for me, glamour is not a priority," added the actress, who worked in some much lauded offbeat movies like "Page 3", "Omkara" and "Luck By Chance".

"I'm quite an obedient actress. If the director tells me to do certain things and make changes in my look for the character, then I adhere to that."

The actress was in the capital for the promotion of her upcoming film "Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?". Releasing Friday, the film also stars Paresh Rawal and will see Konkana opposite actor Ajay Devgn.

When asked about her experience of working with Ajay, the 30-year-old said: "I worked with him in 'Omkara' , but there we didn't have too many scenes together. Here we do. He is a very professional person. He wanted to do his work, do it right and then leave and that really worked for the film.

"When I read the script I liked it, but when I got to know that Ajay and Paresh are in the film with me, I said yes because both of them are so apt for this genre; so I knew I was in safe hands. There was a great chemistry among the three of us when we were working. There was a certain rhythm, a certain understanding and I think that has worked for the film."

"Atithi..." is Konkona's first full-fledged comic flick, but the actress says the experience was not very different from her other movies.

"In 'Life in a...Metro', I did a little bit of comedy, but this one is an out and out laugh-riot. However, the experience was quite similar to my other films. Here too you have to go to the sets, put on the make up and do your work. So I didn't feel anything different," she said.

Konkona will be next seen in "Right Yaa Wrong" and two Bengali films - "Iti Mrinalini" directed by her mother Aparna Sen and "Sunglass" by Rituparno Ghosh. Click the Movie button below for more info:
Atithi Tum Kab Jaaoge?

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