'Manoj very supportive'

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“Manojji has been in the industry for a long time and he knows very well how to make his co-stars comfortable. As we are playing lovers in the movie, the intimate scenes were essential. And during shoots, I was looked after and put at ease by him,” Aarti said.

“The age-gap between us didn’t matter. We are actors and that is the real challenge in our field, to bring out the chemistry when the audience doesn’t expect it. But I must say, Manojji took utmost care of me and didn’t make me feel uncomfortable at any point.”

Directed by debutant director Ajoy, Dus Tola stars Siddharth Makkar, Govind Namdeo, Asrani, Ninad Kamath, Bharti Achrekar and newcomer Pallavi Sharda.

“My role of a village girl in the film demanded that I look plump for which I was on an official rice-diet. I have gained four to five kg for my look specially.” Aarti claims she makes conscious effort not to be typecast. “If you look back at my work, you would find variety and not similarity in my work. It is my conscious decision to try different roles. I want to do meaningful cinema, but don’t want to be typecast as off-beat actress.”

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