Were you a movie buff before you entered the industry?
As I said I was no buff, I was not a movie buff, I was not a modelling buff…no. I don't understand these words. I was always a family person, I still am. I had no dreams; I just wanted to get married.
So, you didn't watch Bollywood films?
Of course I watch a lot of Bollywood movies, yes, since I was a child. Who doesn't? I liked Meena Kumari, Nargis, Rekha, I watched such beauties, and they are evergreen.
What kind of movies did you relate to…
Dramatic and romantic
From the recent lot…
From the recent lot, I don't think I've seen much of the recent movies; I have been too busy with myself.
Which actress from the recent lot do you think is extremely talented according to you?
Me, me. Monikangana Dutta
What is the most glaring difference between the modelling industry and the Film industry that you have come across?
Completely different. Modelling is completely different. Model means we are there as show pieces and mannequins to display clothes to various clients and customers. It's a very serious business abroad not like here in India ki mazak bana diya hai models ko aur modelling ko. But cinema is global. A normal modelling like doing a photo shoot by doing ramp shows you can't reach common masses but with cinema the whole world watches you, they'll be judging you. To be an actor is not that easy but the best part is that you can reach out to so many people almost everyone.
If there was one actor that you would love to star opposite from the Bollywood industry, which would it be?
I don't know, I haven't thought about it as yet.
The audience who will be coming and watching Guzaarish. What should they expect from the movie and your role?
Please expect what you have to expect, it's completely your choice. I have done my bit and I wait to hear from all of you. It's a great challenging role. So love Estella.