Paoli Dam created quite a stir when her Bengali film Chatrak hit screens, as she had done a baring act in it. But that film worked to her advantage, says Paoli, who landed her first Bollywood film shortly after.
"Vikram Bhatt had seen my film and called me on April 1 last year to talk to me about " Hate Story". I thought it was some kind of an April Fool's joke, but once I figured this was the real deal, I was thrilled," says Paoli.
The film, meanwhile, became a talking point after the makers released the first poster featuring a semi-nude woman with her back turned towards the audience. It was later revealed that the woman in the poster is Paoli.
"I had no idea that my character and my identity on the poster would be kept a mystery. When the poster featuring my back was released, a lot of people who knew I was doing the film asked me who was on the poster. I just asked them to wait and watch," adds the actor.
So, is there a lot of nudity in the film? "I am a performer and when I bare all, it is only for my job. As an actor, I have no inhibitions; I just play a character. But yes, if I am not comfortable with something, I will not do it," she maintains.
The buzz is that Paoli is also doing an international film called " Choli Ke Peeche", in which she has a lot of nude scenes. This film was apparently offered to Shahana Goswami and then Nandana Sen. Both actors refused it because of the nudity involved.
Though Paoli has been a part of good projects in Bengali cinema, working in Bollywood is a different ball game altogether. "Bollywood films are commercial and they are larger than life. The glamour quotient here is more and so is the mass appeal," says Paoli.
As for the actor's wish to be a part of more Bollywood films, well that might just come true if we are to go by Vikram's reaction to the first cut of "Hate Story". "Vikram told me that he wanted to do one more film with me," says Paoli.
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