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‘Actresses are not looking for only glamorous roles now’

The 28-year-old actress, who made her Bollywood debut with Sonam Kapoor-starrer Aisha (2010), says Queen changed everything for her as people started taking her seriously now.

‘I am so blessed that a film like Queen came along. It sort of broke down all the walls for me. Earlier, I was considered a glamorous person and a model. Queen gave me an opportunity and director Vikas Bahl allowed me to showcase my acting abilities,’ Lisa said.

The young star is now geared up for upcoming comedy The Shaukeens, starring Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Piyush Mehra in leading roles. Akshay Kumar is in a cameo role in the movie.

The film is the official remake of 1982 Shaukeen, which had Ashok Kumar, Utpal Dutt, AK Hangal, Rati Agnihotri and Mithun Chakraborty in important roles.

Lisa says, though she is new to the industry, she did not feel any pressure while working with the veteran actors in the movie.

‘They made me feel incredibly comfortable from the get go and it was a blessing. It was not intimidating experience at all. They were such confident volunteers and it’s a stress free work environment. They give their characters such nuances and as a co-actor it helps to bring out your character more,’ she said.

Lisa would not mind doing a special dance number in a film but she does not like the word ‘item girl’.
‘I wouldn’t mind doing dance films. I like to do a film where I can play a guitar. It really depends on what film and what song but I don’t like the term item,’ she said.
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