'I want to stand out'

Being different

'I want to stand out'

The actress, who will next be seen in Prakash Jha productions’ Turning 30, says she feel fortunate to get roles which are not regular love stories.

“I don’t want to look like an assembly line production. The same glossy long hair and sari makes all actresses look similar. I want to stand out. It is easier to blend than to stand out,” said the actress.

“Similarly, being a niche actor, I am fortunate to get a film like Turning 30. Why don’t we make such films? There is more to life than love stories.”

Gul has been a part of critically-acclaimed movies like Dor, Dhoop and Manorama Six Feet Under.

In debutant director Alankrita Srivastav’s film, Gul plays an urban woman, who struggles to control the chaos in her life as she hits 30. She tries to juggle a job, family, friends while searching for love.

The film releases on January 14. Purab Kohli is her co-star in the movie. “I think things are changing in Bollywood. People are more accepting. I don’t want to be 24 as it is an age of cluelessness. You don’t know what you want from life. But being 30, I am forthright. I know my mind and know what I want from life. Why should I be hesitant about it?” she asks.

“My character in the movie is very real. Someone you can identify with. She is a woman who is dreading 30 because she has not settled yet. She knows what she wants from her life but not sure how to go about it. It is a dilemma common to us all,” she adds.
As far as coming year is concerned, the actress has things planned out.

“I am planning to turn producer but it is in initial stages so I won’t talk about it. I am planning to take up an interesting international project in 2012. I am working with Ram Gopal Varma again. I also have a film with Pritish Nandy,” she said.

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