TELE­VI­SION MU­SIC ‘I’M NOT RE­STRICTED TO ACT­ING’

Elli AvrRam says she can do item songs with equal con­vic­tion

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - Monika Rawal Kukreja

De­spite be­ing in the film in­dus­try for over four years, ac­tor Elli AvrRam (left) prefers to take it slow and steady. Af­ter mak­ing her de­but with Mickey Virus (2013), she worked op­po­site Kapil Sharma in Kis Kisko Pyaa Ka­roon (2015) and was last seen in Naam Sha­bana, where she had a cameo. She played the role of a sex worker and did a special song se­quence too. Asked if it’s a con­scious choice to not take up fre­quent of­fers, Elli says she be­lieves in wait­ing for the right project.

“What­ever comes my way has to be tempt­ing enough for me to say yes,” she says. “If you end up do­ing some­thing that you are not happy about, it ends up be­ing a fail­ure and you feel even worse,” she adds.

Elli also fea­tured in a mu­sic video cou­ple of years ago. Did she ever fear get­ting type­cast and not bag­ging lead roles? The ac­tor says that it’s all in the mind.“I’d rather think that I am so ver­sa­tile that I can do any­thing that makes me happy. If a nice item song comes up, which I feel ex­cited about, why won’t I do it?”

Draw­ing com­par­isons to even the A-list ac­tors who do item songs in films, Elli says it’s only sen­si­ble to branch out and try more things. “I am not re­stricted to [just] act­ing and I can do item songs too, with equal con­vic­tion. So many ac­tresses have done item num­bers and at the same time worked in great movies too. In Bol­ly­wood, you can’t de­cide some­one’s des­tiny,” she adds.

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