She made a scorching screen debut in Road with the item song Khullam khulla in 2002.
Then Koena Mitra disappeared for two years, as she didn't want to be labeled an item girl.
The Bengali bombshell will now make her acting debut in Sanjay Gupta's Musafir, releasing on December 10.
She spoke to News Editor (Entertainment) Syed Firdaus Ashraf about her film and career choices. Excerpts:
Musafir is an 'introduction film' for me as an actor. I was initially called to do an item number for the film. Sanjay Gupta liked my work and gave me a role in the film.