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I don't want to be just a showpiece, says Disha Patani

PTI
Published Sep 25, 2016, 3:25 pm IST
Updated Sep 25, 2016, 3:26 pm IST
The actress wants her acting to do the talking and has no aspirations of being a star.
Disha will be seen opposite Sushant Singh Rajput in 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story'.
 Disha will be seen opposite Sushant Singh Rajput in 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story'.

Mumbai: Her debut Bollywood film ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ is yet to hit the screens but actress Disha Patani is already determined to cement herself in the industry as a performer and not just be yet another pretty face.

Disha, who already has a host of advertisements in her kitty, shot to fame with ‘Befikra,’ a music video featuring rumoured boyfriend Tiger Shroff, that released earlier this year.

 

The actress says she was constantly getting offers for commercial roles in films, even before the music video, though she turned them all down as she thought they did not amply challenge her acting mettle.

"I don't want to come across as a pretty looking girl. Because it is very easy, wear good clothes, wear good make-up, and you'll look good. I know my abilities. I know I can do action, dance, but these are the areas I want to go later because I know I can do well in that. Performance is one thing which has to be good because you're an actor," Disha was quoted as saying.

 

The 21-year-old, who has no aversion to commercial flicks, however is uncomfortable with being restricted to a mere ‘showpiece’.

"I want to do good work. I don't want to be an eye candy. I don't mind doing commercial films. Who doesn't want to do a good dance film? But only where I have a strong character. Not just be there like a showpiece in the film. That's something I want to stay away from. I know it is too early in my career to ask for, my first film isn't out yet, but it's something I believe in," she admitted candidly.

 

Disha, who made her Tollywood debut last year, is quite clear about not wanting to chase stardom.

"I don't want to become a star. I never wished to become an actor, even when I am here. When you decide to become an actor, you've to choose why you're doing it. Are you doing it to become an actor or because you want to be famous? I am doing it because I love being in front of the camera," she concluded.

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