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Friend across table

I love biryani, pastries, ice creams, eggs, milk shakes and mangoes. The list is very long. Please do mention that I don't take all of this together.



Isha Koppikar reveals her food preferences at Spark in Greater Kailash.

EVERY TIME she descends, she appears the girl next door with whom you can share a secret or two, every time she ascends the marquee she casts into the invincible starlet you can adore, not win, you love to rush only to realise you could not cover the distance. That's Isha Koppikar, the actress who takes pride in doing things a different way. She takes pride in painting a variety of shades in Pinjar, Qayamat, and Krishna Cottage within a year not to forget her item numbers. And when one thought there is enough of astonishment from Isha, she walks in as Girl Friend.

No wonder, she debuts with spark passion, the mocktail at The Spark in Greater Kailash but rejects it at the first sip. "No taste, as shocking as my role in Girl Friend." Isha carries on, "This is going to be a landmark film in my career. When I can look different why not try different roles." But does she relate with the character? "I haven't seen a lesbian girl but I do feel that a part of the problem is because parents force their girls to go out only with girl friends. They should be allowed to interact with the opposite sex."

It is difficult to take her back to the past and lighter things in life when she is busy defending her latest career move but the love for food makes her relent. With kashmiri kabab on offer, Isha unfolds, "I won't mind dying eating. I love biryani, pastries, ice creams, eggs, milk shakes and mangoes. The list is very long. Please do mention that I don't take all of this together," she insists. "Then being a Manglorean, I like sea food, virtually everything from the sea." Is there anything that's doesn't make it her to list. "I hate dieting by avoid chapatis, rice, red meat and cold drinks." And when she is shooting? "I take along germinated gram and pulses to keep the energy level going." Talk of energy level and she thanks God for imparting her with some extra vigour and her exercise schedule which these days includes taekwondo. Isha, a yellow belt holder rejects that martial arts take away the soft look as some argue. "I started off just to try out a different thing but now it is helping me in my career. It makes you nimble. It helps me in dance steps and has helped me in playing Tanya's character in Girlfirend."

Coming from a non-film background, a graduate in biology, Isha gives credit for her success to her positive outlook and the support of her parents. "With a doctor father and a banker mother, people expected me to become a doctor. I tried but unfortunately couldn't get good marks. They allowed me do my own thing. When I stepped in film industry and faced failure in the beginning they were by my side." But the pampering kept her out of kitchen. "Whatever, I liked it was brought to my room. Result is my kitchen flourishes are limited to omelette and noodles."

The company of murg malai and murg rara knocks that though Khallas almost history, directors still deliberately try to create a situation to sneak in a number where Isha could seduce audience and Isha hasn't helped her cause either by doing music videos where camera angles concentrate on her figure and pout. "If you mean `Thodi Tumse Shararat' in Girlfriend, then it is part of the script and any girl who would have done this role would have to do it. As for the Bhor video, it is an international project shot aesthetically. I wanted to do it. But I am always for different roles. My next film opposite Manoj Bajpai is a psychological thriller, Inteqaam, where I am playing a writer and then in Humraahi, I will sport a deglamourised look. You know, I love to shock people," she winks and transcends to the other world. Alas!

ANUJ KUMAR

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