Sexy siren Udita Goswami has run out of film projects. Yet, she’s in no hurry to sign offers. If there’s one thing the actor is averse to, it’s kissing on screen. “I hate to kiss on screen,” she says, “I did it in Paap, Zeher and Aksar, but if I have to kiss one more time on screen, I know I won’t be able to take it. I come from a small town and we were brought up believing that if we kissed a guy, we should end up marrying him.”
“In fact, during Paap, I didn’t know how to make a love scene look passionate. Pooja Bhatt actually made me hug John Abraham for five minutes before shooting. In Aksar, I had already made it clear to director Anant Mahadevan that I would not do any kissing scenes, but during the filming in London, certain pressures crept in and I had to agree. Thankfully, I had worked with Emraan earlier, otherwise I would have started crying on the sets!”
“Right now, all I’m doing is stage shows. I have come to the conclusion that there’s more money in stage shows than anything else. I went on a world tour and travelled to the US and Canada for the first time in my life. It was so exciting! But I had to send my six pet dogs to my parents’ house in Delhi and I’m happy to have them back now!” she says. Doesn’t she feel insecure that she has no film right now? “Of course, being out of work scares me,” she replies, “But I want my next film to be really good. I want to work with bigger directors and actors and learn as much as I can. I get a few offers now and then, but I’m being careful of what I sign next.” Meanwhile, Udita is looking forward to her item song that will be the title track in Aditya Datt film Dil Diya Hain. “I call it a special song, and not an item song. Though I’m comfortable with my sexy image, I don’t want to be slotted in a particular category. I refuse to expose beyond a point and have worn a corset and a long white skirt in one sequence and hot pants and a shirt with stockings and high boots in another shot. I wanted a sexy number to my name. Alisha Chinai has sung this song and it’s a catchy number,” she says. But Udita’s secret ambition comes as a surprise, “I really want to do an art film now. Serious cinema will be totally different from everything I’ve done so far and I’ll get to focus on my acting. But no one approaches me for art films,” she says.