Payal Rohatgi moved to Mumbai after she was made it to the last nine in the Femina Miss India 2000 contest.
The computer engineer had no acting experience nor she did she have a godfather in showbiz. But that didn't stop her from considering a movie career.
She starred in forgettable films like Mahesh Manjrekar's Rakht and Hriday Shetty's Plan. Just when most Bollywood folk had written her off, she hit bull's eye with the small budget Tauba Tauba. Payal admits she took up the steamy film to get a foothold in the movie industry.
Payal is now spoken of in the same breath as Mallika Sherawat and Neha Dhupia.
News Editor (Entertainment) Syed Firdaus Ashraf spoke to Payal about her new film Fun... Can Be Dangerous Sometimes, which released last week.