Vivek Agnihotri asked Paoli to stand naked for HATE STORY
March 27, 2012 12:03:08 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
One may accuse the makers of HATE STORY to be going a little overboard here but prod them on and they seem to be quite serious about the comparisons being made. If the unabashed erotic content put on display by debutant Paoli Dam for HATE STORY wasn't enough then here is more. As per director Vivek Agnihotri, she is - hold your breath - the next Kajol in the making and would soon establish her presence as an actress par excellence who won't be restricting herself to only those films that are abound with skin show and foul language.
''Vivek's confidence in her stems from the fact that he has seen her award winning work in Bengali cinemas as well and is totally astounded by the range she has shown so far,'' says an assistant of the director, ''When the initial talks were on, he point blank asked her if she was willing to stand naked in front of the camera. The moment she nodded in affirmation without any questions asked, Vivek knew that here was one actress who boasted of a universal cosmopolitan mindset. Though there are many girls willing to drop their clothes, it is rare to find someone who is extremely talented and yet so uninhibited about nudity.''
While one continues to be amazed with the comparisons being made, especially since Kajol has seldom been known to drop clothes, Paoli's director is unstoppable by this time.
Says Vivek, ''The point I am making is about confidence and attitude, not skin show. For such actresses, after a point you don't just care about their physicality; instead you see their eyes and know there and then how they are performing on a scene. This is the reason why Kajol and Madhuri are the milestone actresses and now Paoli too is up there. She was always acclaimed as an actress in Bengal; now she would be popular on an all-India level.''