I want to beat Shah Rukh on screen energy: Shweta Bhardwaj

New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) "Mission Istaanbul" actress Shweta Bhardwaj says she has the ability to beat King Khan's energy on screen.

"I would really want to work with Shah Rukh Khan because I want to beat his energy. Everyone keeps raving about his energy level and I want to show people that I can beat him on that," Shweta told IANS on telephone from Mumbai.

The model-turned-actress, who made her Bollywood debut with Apoorva Lakhia's film on global terrorism, "Mission Istaanbul", also did the Telugu movie "Indumathi".

Her first Hindi film was not very well received at the box-office, but Shweta is unperturbed.

"I was not disappointed with the bad performance of 'Mission Istaanbul'. If a film doesn't do well, that doesn't mean it's not a good film. It's quite possible that the audience didn't understand the film. What I'm happy about is that I was noticed in the film and got individual appreciation," Shweta said.

"Mission Istaanbul" was produced by Suniel Shetty's Popcorn Entertainment and Shweta is currently shooting for her second film, "Loot", which is again produced by the same banner. It also stars Suniel, Govinda, Javed Jaffery and Mimoh Chakraborty.

The movie, scheduled for a March release, revolves around four over-ambitious people who come together to rob a person in Bangkok to make a quick buck.

Shweta says she had to be extra careful on the sets of "Loot".

"On the sets I had to be very conscious because everyone was senior and I didn't want to hurt anyone. In fact, once I called Govinda, Chichi bhaiya, and Suniel told me it wasn't appropriate. So after that I became very careful," Shweta said.

The starlet, who did not shy away from flaunting her curves, is firm that she just wants to concentrate on mainstream commercial films at the moment even if the role is deglamourised.

"I'm open to a deglamorised look, but I want to do more of commercial films, at least right now. I want to first make a mark for myself in the industry, create my identity and then do arthouse films. I feel it's important to first make a commercial value for yourself," she said.

Asked what it takes to survive in this industry, Shweta said: "I think what you need to survive in this industry is attitude, a lot of patience and careful selection of roles.

"Sometimes you have to wait for the right kind of role. But you have to be patient because if you choose a wrong film, then it might hamper your career," she said.

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