New Delhi, Former Miss India and Bollywood actress Sayali Bhagat, who is upbeat about the release of her upcoming film “Paying Guests”, says she wouldn’t hesitate doing any role at the moment as long as it excites her.
“At the moment there is no role that I wouldn’t do. I will not leave any stone unturned. I’m willing to do anything that excites me,” Sayali told IANS over phone from Mumbai.
“I want to be a versatile actor and not stick to just one kind of image. I want to explore my creativity. I wouldn’t even mind doing a few glamorous roles. However, that’s not my only focus,” she added.
Sayali, like the other beauty pageant winners, entered the modelling industry, followed by Bollywood. “The Train: Some Lines Should Never Be Crossed” was her first film co-starring Emraan Hashmi.
Now, the actress is looking forward to Subhash Ghai’s “Paying Guests”, directed by Paritosh Painter, and says it was a dream to work with Ghai.
“It is a dream for every actor to work with Subhash Ghai and my dream was realised through this film. He is a wonderful person and has the ability to make all his actors feel very comfortable. He is a fantastic mentor and I got a lot of guidance from him,” she said.
But wasn’t she skeptical about working in a film which is a multi-starrer with actors like Shreyas Talpade, Ashish Chaudhary, Celina Jaitley, Neha Dhupia, Riya Sen and Jaaved Jaaferi?
“It really doesn’t matter if others too are there with you. Story is the star of the film and ultimately what matters is the success of the film.
“I did not face any problem working with other actors in the film. There was no encroaching of space. Paritosh had etched the characters very well. In fact, I don’t mind working in more multi-starrers,” explained Sayali, who is a great fan of Madhuri Dixit.
The romantic comedy, which is set to hit theatres June 19, revolves around four men in Bangkok.
After films like “Good Luck” and “Halla Bol”, apart from her debut film “Paying Guests”, is Sayali’s first comic venture and the actress had a hard time getting her timing right.
“It was a challenge matching Jaaved’s comic timing since he is one of the best in this in the country. Comedy is something new for me. But, I learnt a lot from him. He had so much to share in terms of his experience,” said the 25-year-old.
Asked whether she has someone special in her life, Sayali was quick to reply: “With two more films “Chaloo Movie” directed by Vinod Pandey, starring Shiney Ahuja and “Shout” by Wilson Louis and my other brand endorsements, I am extremely busy and have no time for love at the moment.”