Hope things change af­ter I at­tend the Oscars: Priyanka

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - Shreya Mukher­jee shreya.mukher­jee@htlive.com

Ac­tor Priyanka Bose (above) says good roles sel­dom come her way in Bol­ly­wood. The LSD: Love, Sex Aur Dhokha (2010) ac­tor feels that it’s high time the in­dus­try opens its doors to artists like her. How­ever, she is hope­ful that the Oscars, which she will be at­tend­ing at the end of this month for her film Lion, will open more av­enues for her.

“For some­one like me who has grown up watch­ing Hindi films, work­ing in them is like liv­ing your dream. I still re­mem­ber how af­ter watch­ing Sridevi in Chaal­baaz (1989), I wanted to play the same role. But sadly, good roles don’t come my way of­ten. The two fac­tors that work against me are that I’m nei­ther a model nor do I be­long to any film fam­ily. I think ac­tors like us should be judged by our tal­ent and noth­ing else. And you never know, things may change af­ter the Oscars,” smiles Priyanka.

The ac­tor says ‘artists be­long to the whole world’. “I’m open to ev­ery role that gets the best out of me. Lan­guage doesn’t mat­ter. I’m ready to go wher­ever my work takes me, ” she adds.

Com­ing from a Ben­gali back­ground, she’s keen to do Ben­gali films. Her last film was Goutam Ghose’s Shunyo Awnko: Act Zero. “I didn’t get any amaz­ing of­fers af­ter Shunyo Awnko. I’d love to work with Prosen­jit (Chat­ter­jee). We’ve dis­cussed about it. He isn’t just a su­perb ac­tor but also a hum­ble and help­ful per­son,” she says ad­ding that the world of fash­ion in­ter­ests her and she would love to ex­plore it soon.

I re­mem­ber how as a child af­ter watch­ing Sridevi in Chaal­baaz, I wanted to play the same role PRIYANKA BOSE, AC­TOR

PHOTO: SACHIN KADVEKAR / FOTOCORP

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