SHILPA SHETTY DENIES RUMOURS OF HER SUPPOSED PREGNANCY; ALSO SAYS SHE IS NOT INTERESTED IN BOLLYWOOD ROLES COMING HER WAY alt39

VIVEK KAR

Rubbishing rumours of her supposed pregnancy, actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra sa

ys, ” I really do not know why people ask me about this. I am not pregnant. They ask me, am I planning to have a baby? It sounds like a film production, like alt39 when am I going to make a movie?alt39 It is not like that; I believe when it has to happen, it will happen. It is Gods will, when he wants, it will happen,” says Shilpa.

When we asked her about the reason of her disappearance from Bollywood she says, ” Earlier, I used to be passionate about movies. Now, I am just passionate about my husband ( Raj Kundra)! He is now my single- minded focus.

When I am with my husband, I want to give my hundred percent to him. When I am involved in something, I get involved in it completely.” Although she will be seen in an upcoming film alt39 The Desirealt39, produced by her mother Sunanda Shetty, written and directed by R. Sarath, she says she is not really interested in doing movies. ” I think I am more successful as a businesswoman than I was as an actress. I have done a variety of roles and worked for almost eighteen years in the industry. Now, if you expect me to do what the younger heroines are doing, it would not be practical for me. I am not interested in doing the kinds of movies that are coming my way. If I am to lend my name to something, it has to be worthwhile. My priorities have changed. I am a very simple girl; I just want to live a normal life and give more time to my family and husband,” says Shilpa.

She might not be interested in acting but she wants to make movies for sure. The actress is now planning to open her own production house with her husband. ” Raj and I are planning to open our own production house. We will soon start producing films under our own banner,” informs Shilpa. According to her, businesswise, today Bollywood is more structured and organised. ” Earlier there were no scripts, people used to come and narrate the role and a little about the story. Things were not so properly done, like it is done today. For the last eight years, the industry has organised itself. I think it is a great time for Indian cinema.

Today, Bollywood movies are doing very good business,” says Shilpa.

Talking about alt39 The Desirealt39, Shilpa says it is not really a commercial film. ” It is about a dancers journey. It is about an Odissi dancer who falls in love with a Chinese painter. I would define it as a prominent love story that is a merging of two cultures – Indian and Chinese.

You cannot term it an art or typical commercial movie. The movie has three songs but the script is totally natural. The movie does not have Salman Khan to make it a big commercial movie. It has me. I have done plenty of commercial movies but yes you cannot count it as a regular movie,” she says.

Considering the story of this film to be its USP, Shilpa talks about her character in the film. ” I am playing the character of Goutami, a famous Odissi dancer. Her focus is her career as a dancer. She does not believe in love and relationships and has even gone bald for her dance. She lives life on her own terms. She mixes Bollywood dance with Odissi because she feels nobody is interested in pure Odissi,” says Shilpa, adding, ” This character is completely different from my real life. I believe in love and relationships.” Shilpa considers this role as one of her toughest. ” Firstly, I speak in English in the film, something I have never done in my previous films. I am a trained Bharat Natyam dancer, and Odissi is completely different. I went through initial training with Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. He was frustrated with me because in Odissi you cannot move your hips and I kept doing Bollywood jhatkas and he kept stopping me. Also it was difficult working with the Chinese actor Jai Leang,” reveals Shilpa.

Shilpa not only learnt Odissi during the ma

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