"I don't want to make the same mistakes as before" - Tanushree Dutta


By Joginder Tuteja Bollywood Hungama News Network

With a box office success (Aashiq Banaya Aapne) kick starting her career; Tanushree Dutta was all set to embark on a positive professional journey. Chocolate got her further appreciation while her special appearances in biggies like 36 China Town and Bhagam Bhag were considered to be a right move, considering both the films did well at the box office. Risk flopped at the box office but her 'Hitchki' became popular.

However, it was only downhill from there on since except for Priyadarshan's Dhol, none of her subsequent films (Good Boy Bad Boy, Raqeeb, Speed and Saas Bahu Aur Sensex) worked at the box office. Not to get bogged down by the failure of her movies, Tanushree instead decided to go slow and rather than picking up random projects (which, in her own words, would have merely kept her engaged), she chose to wait.

"I have made mistakes earlier and paid for them", says Tanushree in a candid tone, "I don't want to make the same mistakes again. I did some films that hardly excited audience. I guess now I can think better than never. I want to do stuff that audience is interested in watching on screen."

It's hard to believe though that film offers are not coming her way. So why hasn't she started signing films considering she has taken her fair share of break?

"See, offers do come my way but today I am much better placed than before. I can afford to pick and choose a project. I am only going to sign projects that offer me a fantastic role and setup and I am okay if it requires waiting for a while", says Tanushree.

Isn't it frustrating not to be facing the camera for so long? "No, it isn't", Tanushree is quick to respond, "I don't want to do a film for the sake of it. Moreover, there are a couple of projects that I am seriously considering and there should be an official announcement soon. So stay tuned!"

Meanwhile what happened to her action, adventure and fantasy filled Raama - The Saviour. The film that stars Saahil Khan [Style] in the title role was launched close to one a half year back but seems to have hit a roadblock.

"Yes, even I am awaiting the film's release. It belongs to an altogether genre, something that has not been explored for a while. In its heart, it is a children's movie and all those who have seen it have loved it. I am very positive about the film's prospects", concludes Tanushree with a smile.