Do you think skin show is important to survive in the film industry?
I don't know, I don't think about it. Many people have got attention because of skin show but they haven't gotten any far after that. And there have been people, who make it without any skin show.
Did your Maxim shoot help you in get more offers?
I don't think people cast me for how I look. The Maxim cover shoot was not unusual. I have done more like that. I don't need to do anything extra to attract attention. I'm good looking and people cast me because I am fit.
You seem to have become the female version of Emraan Hashmi -- you've been kissing in most of your films.
I know I have kissing scenes in all my films. This is my seventh. For me, it's not an issue. A kissing scene is not something I do to garner publicity. It's very relevant in this film.
None of the kissing scenes in my films have been used as promotional tools. I am sure nobody even remembers the kissing scenes I've done. There was a kiss in Dhoop, a lovemaking scene in Dor. There is much more to the films that just the kiss. I do films that will make me proud when I see them 50 years down the line.
Rajat Kapoor's Rectangular Love Story with Ranvir Shorey and Purab Kohli.
Photograph: Satish Bodas