Winning the Miss India contest in 2002 was the first big turning point in my career. It got me noticed and offers for films started pouring in. I believe one thing leads to another and every film — whether big or small — helped my career in its own way.
For instance, Mithya put me in a different league altogether and I learnt a lot from the film. It was a delight to work with Rajat Kapoor and Saurabh Shukla. Then films like Qayamat and Singh Is Kinng have also been important milestones for me.
The year 2008 was also a very important one for my career and I did different kinds of movies which helped hone my acting abilities. Movies like Ek Chalis Ki Last Local and Dasvidaniya were really significant breaks in my acting career.
My latest film, Raat Gayi, Baat Gayi?, won the best screenplay award at the New York Film Festival. I am hopeful that this will turn out to be yet another turning point.
I am also looking forward to three upcoming films — Pappu Cant Dance Sala where I play a back-up dancer, Action Replay which revolves around the story of an elderly man travelling back in time and Raftar in which I play the role of a journalist.
(As told to Promita Mukherjee)