'I have no issues doing an item song'

'I have no issues doing an item song'

Slow and steady wins the race. And that’s the mantra actress Neettoo of Gaalipata fame is following these days. She is not in a hurry to take up too many projects and is waiting for the right kind of projects.

But of late, the word has it that Neettoo is planning to move into Tamil film industry for good. On hearing the news, the actress simply laughed it off.

“I can never move to another film industry permanently because my base is here in Karnataka. This is where I belong and would always like to remain,” she clarifies.
But she is quick to add that she is looking forward to working in other languages.

“There is nothing wrong in broadening one’s horizons. I have done a couple of Tulu and Konkani movies and still managed to balance the work n Kannada film industry. Similarly, I have got a few offers in Tamil films and will heading there shortly to meet few people and see if something works out,” she says.

Neettoo says she has observed that once an actress from Sandalwood leaves for another industry, her talent within the industry is recognised. “Till today, many Kannada actresses are left with no choice but to do a couple of films in other languages because of the lack of opportunities here.

But once these actresses do a film in another language, they get more of an acceptance here. It’s sad but true,” says Neettoo, who will be going to Chennai later this week. Currently looking forward to the releases of movies like ‘Paro I Love You’ and Devrani, the actress also shot for an item number recently.

“I have no issues doing an item song as long as it is done tastefully and the team is good. I am doing an item number for this movie called ‘Bangalore Metro’. The song is very much on the lines of Chikini Chameli and it’s called Chameli Nodu Baa, it’s a fisherwoman’s song, very peppy number,” she says. So does she fear getting typecast in item numbers?

“Not at all. Many mainstream actresses have performed item numbers and still managed to get good lead roles. I feel times are changing now and for the better,” she signs off.

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