Sagarika Ghatge wants to get out of 'Chak De' shadow

Sagarika Ghatge

Ghatge, who will be next seen opposite Arjun Rampal in 'Fox', says that she stayed away from the arc light to focus on her career.

"It was not a deliberate attempt to stay away from movies. But after Chak De, I wanted to do only good movies. It took me time to select the right kind of film and I wanted people call me by my real name and not as Preety Sabharwal, the character I played in Chak De," Ghatge told PTI in an interview.

"Wherever I go, most of the people still call me Preety. But I hope after they see my upcoming films, they will start calling me by my own name," Ghatge added.

The 27-year-old actress played the role of a hockey player, who along with her teammates goes on to win the Women's Hockey World Cup in the movie. Shah Rukh played the character of a hockey coach in the movie.

Ghatge will next be seen as a lawyer in the Dipak Tijori directed movie 'Fox', which hits theatres on September 4.

When asked whether she feared being stereotyped by filmmakers, the actress said, "Had I been stereotyped, then probably I would have been getting only some sport-related roles all my life but I have not even got one film on sports after Chak De."

Apart from 'Fox', Ghatge will be seen alongside Emraan Hashmi and Neha Dhupia in ''24x7 Raftar'. She just finished shooting for the movie.

Although, Ghatge wants to experiment with all kinds of roles and genres, her wish is to do some comic roles.

"As an actor you need to work in all kinds of genres. And I am not going to stick to any one kind of role. However I hope to do comedy soon," she said.

Ghatge describes model-turned actor Arjun Rampal as one of the most "relaxed and chilled out actors" in the industry, saying, "He made me feel really comfortable. He even rehearsed his lines with me."

The actress was initially scared to work with Sunny Doel in 'Fox'.

"Sunny was like a senior on the sets. He is a very reserved person. Initially it was very scary. But later on it was fun," the actress added.

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