Your recent films haven’t done well. Do you regret doing the kind of films you have done so far?
I will never regret doing a film. Though I may joke about my films when they turn out to be disasters. It’s just that in hindsight I like to analyse where I went wrong, so that I can be careful the next time. You put your level best when you do a film, but sometimes things go wrong. All you can do is keep working and hope for better results next time.
Do you mean to say, it doesn’t affect you when your films flop?
So far it hasn’t affected me. But I know it can’t become a habit (laughs). In that sense, an actress has an advantage over an actor – even if a couple of films don’t do well, it doesn’t affect an actress as much as it would an actor’s career. But then again I shouldn’t make it a habit (laughs).
You definitely have a sense of humour
I guess I have a good sense of humour because I have enjoyed the kind of work that I have done. If you have done something again and again and still failed then you may regret doing the film you are doing, but that’s not the way it happened in my case. And that is the reason why I don’t regret what I have done.
Which genre is your forte comedy, action or thriller?
I’ve done comedy, a negative role, a college kid role, romance… personally I wouldn’t want to stick to one genre.
They say sex sells. Do you agree?
I think that belief is outdated. These days sex only sells in porn films. Otherwise I think people have become totally bored of the sex quotient in mainstream cinema. It’s always been like that – there was mainstream cinema and there was sex cinema. Somewhere in between they got all mixed up. None of us has been spared from that phase. It was selling at one point in time. I know of a big film which also had a sex scene, obviously it was portrayed more classily, but basically it was a part of cinema then.