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A new bold look this!

Bhumika Chawla adorns a bold girl's garb in Khalid Mohamed's "Silsiilay."


INITIALLY IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT FOR ME TO COMPROMISE WITH MY BOLD LOOKS IN THE FILM BHUMIKA CHAWLA



WRITING A NEW CHAPTER: Bhumika Chawla Photo: R.V. Moorthy

One can discern an uneasy smile on Bhumika Chawla's face, when one asks about her playing an actress in her forthcoming film, Khalid Mohamed's Silsiilay.

The role of a 30-year-old actress, demands quite a bit of exposure, as she is shown ready to compromise to make it big in the film industry.

She is also involved in a live-in relationship with Rahul Bose in the film, which turns sour.

On the one hand, she admits that skin show "does help" in the film industry. On the other, the restlessness on her face betrays her heart. "Initially it was very difficult for me to compromise with wearing all those dresses, especially for a titillating number `Tere Liye'. I was getting very conscious while doing it. But I accepted the film because I had never attempted this kind of a role. I need to diversify now.

Moreover, Khalid is known for the sensitive portrayal of women in his films. So what ultimately will remain is the sensitive part of it, rather than my boldness," says Bhumika. She adds in the same breath though, "There is not much of exposure. It's just a westernised look, as my character Zia requires to do it because she is an actress in the film. I have not compromised on my ideals. There are no such scenes which I may feel offended to do."

Bhumika is now capitalising on two films she is doing with Amitabh Bachchan. One is Raj Kumar Santoshi's Family opposite Akshay Kumar.

For her working with Amitabh is "a dream come true. Even at this age, he works so hard. He gives 100 per cent to his work. For me it was a learning experience at every step," she says.

She also has Dil Jo Bhi Kahay directed by Romesh Sharma. "My work will speak now. I am very satisfied and happy in life and feel blessed by God," she declares.

RANA SIDDIQUI

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