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From Baby Doll to TV journalist
Srabanti Chakrabarti
September 05, 2008 13:10 IST

Once you are tagged in Bollywood, it is very difficult to get rid of it. And Deepal Shaw [Images] -- better known as Baby Doll -- is trying her best to get out of her item girl tag.

After playing a naxalite in Chamku, Deepal will be seen in A Wednesday, a gritty film releasing this Friday.

"Everyone has been asking me where I vanished after Kalyug. I was not seen too much because I was busy shooting for my forthcoming films. For instance, I had been shooting for Chamku [Images], where I play a naxalite," explains Deepal.
How did A Wednesday happen? "Anjum Rizvi [producer] called me for a script narration session. Once he described the role to me, I liked it so much that I agreed immediately," says Deepal.
Deepal plays Naina Roy, a television journalist, in the film. "Naina is trapped in a unique situation in the film, along with a whole lot of others," she explains, adding, "The film is about terrorism but it is not based on a true incident."
The hot starlet, known from her Baby Doll music album, is thrilled to work with Naseeruddin Shah [Images] and Anupam Kher [Images]. "Though I did not have any common scene with Naseeruddin, I shared a very good rapoort with Anupam on set. We finished shooting for the film in 27 days," remembers Deepal.
Apart from A Wednesday, Deepal will be seen in a number of upcoming movies. "In Vikalp, I play a Marathi-speaking woman, who works in a software company and wants to become a national figure. This film is directed by Girish Karnad," says the actress.  Her next will be Right or Wrong, where shares screen space with Sunny Deol and Irrfan Khan [Images], as well as UTV's Dhoonte Reh Jaoge with Paresh Rawal [Images]. "I also have another film, Runway, lined up where I play a drug addict," says Deepal.

Photograph: Vishal Saxena

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