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Lisa Haydon: I hope I'm not typecast!

Lisa Haydon


Mumbai, Oct. 11 -- She has managed to gain a foothold in Bollywood, but Lisa Haydon has a dream - to become an actor based in New York. "I would love to. It just feels nice to be living in New York and doing something that you love. I am not doing anything to achieve that goal. I am happy where I am, but it's something that would be fun," she says.

At the same time, does she feel that the kind of roles she has done till date might result in her getting typecast [as a person of Indian origin, who lives abroad]?

"I think we have to wait and watch a few more films to see if that's happening. I think it's too early to say that. I hope I am not. I would like to play different kinds of roles," says the model-actor, who started her career with Aisha (2010). She, however, does admit that "Queen opened a lot of doors for me". She says, "Life has become busier. It's like everything is on steroids right now."

The actor is now readying for a "lead role" in the remake of Shaukeen (1983) that has Akshay Kumar in a special appearance. "I have deep respect for his work, and have watched a lot of his films in the last six-seven years. I love watching him on the big screen because I feel that it lights up when he is on it," says Lisa.

She adds that it was a "monumental task" for her to take up work in a film that also has actors like Annu Kapoor, Piyush Mishra and Anupam Kher. "But, to be honest, not once did any of them make me feel that I was a lesser actor or a newcomer. I have to give them full credit for that," she says.