Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) With her not-so-conventional looks and accent, actress Lisa Haydon says that her USP lies in her unconventional looks and that she never considers her attributes a hindrance.
Asked whether her unconventional looks restrict roles for her in Bollywood, Lisa told IANS: “I don’t necessarily feel that way about it in that sense. Whatever I am is my USP. I don’t consider any of my attributes hindrance. I feel everyone has got their own journey, to be honest.”
The model-turned-actress, who made her acting debut with the 2010 film “Aisha”, made a career-defining move with the portrayal of Paris-based free-spirited Bohemian single mom in Vikas Bahl starrer “Queen”.
She later on went on to feature in “Shaukeens”.
Asked why she hasn’t been seen more often on the big screen post the success of “Queen”, Lisa said: “I think you pick from what you get offered. I don’t necessarily get offered all the roles that other actresses get and I pick from what I get offered.”
However, the dusky beauty has some interesting Bollywood projects lined up. These include Akshay Kumar’s “Housefull 3” and Karan Johar’s “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”.
She says working with Karan is the best thing that has happened to her so far.
“I thoroughly enjoyed working with him. It was definitely possibly my favourite experience on set working with him. It’s a very small role, but probably the best working experience I have had so far,” she told IANS.
Besides these two projects, Lisa is also all geared up for her next release “Santa Banta Pvt Ltd” that stars Vir Das, Boman Irani and Neha Dhupia in lead roles.
However, her acting career has never stopped her from coming back to fashion runways.
She walked the ramp here for designer Monisha Jaising’s show presented by Magnum. From being a model in the past to now a showstopper, Lisa says there is not much of a change.
“I am now wearing the last outfit… Earlier it was the middle outfit. I feel very much the same about it… I still feel that I am modelling for a particular outfit and I enjoy doing it and love it too,” she said.
(The writer’s trip is at the invitation of Lakme Fashion Week organisers. Nivedita can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org)