'Playing one role for months is boring'

She is the original Kkusum, who lit up the screen everytime she appeared. Today, after a long gap, model-turned-actress Nausheen Ali Sardar, is loving every bit of her transition from the telly-land to the big screen with her recent debut with Vikram Bhatt’s production, Three - Love, Lies and Betrayal.

A film, that came to her by chance and without any auditions. “The film was first offered to some actress but because she did not know the language, the role came to me,” says Nausheen while adding, “When I heard the script I felt, ‘this was it!’. I knew that I could do lead roles and didn't want to do anything else, that’s one reason why till now you haven’t seen me playing a bhabhi or anything like that. I knew I wanted a lead and I believed that I would get it. This was the main reason that I signed on, it is a movie I would have done for free.”

Having seen so many actresses making a similar move, the actress says that there will be no reason for comparisons with them. “My main aim has always been movies, serials just happened along the way. Moreover, I was already popular as a model and people recognised me through those advertisements,” says Nausheen, who underwent a rigorous fitness regime before entering Bollywood. “I have always been a huge fitness freak and when I was doing serials, my system and way of life had gone for a toss. I had to get back to my routine and get into shape before facing the camera again,” she explained.

 One thing Nausheen is very clear about is that she will never go back to acting in serials. “I am an actor by skin and by blood. Enacting just one character for months together is very boring and I wanted to portray different shades which can be done only through films. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to serials because I never got that creative satisfaction, an actor should get,” says she.

What many people don’t know is that Nausheen had also tried her hand in two Pakistani serials. An experience she says she will never forget. “I learnt a lot out there. The way of working out there is very different. Here in India, we have better technical equipment and skilled manpower, though the stories are mostly similar to each other. On the other hand, Pakistani scripts are much better, they are more story based and there is hardly any glamour like the ones in India.”

The superstitious lass does not believe in discussing the future, apparently even her parents and close friends don’t know what her next stint with will be. “It’s just that in the past, I used to get so excited with every little project of mine and if it didn’t work out, I felt bad. So I decided that next time till things are finalised, I wouldn’t talk about it to anyone,” she concludes.

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