Being seductive is part of womanhood: Urmila Matondkar

Urmila Matondkar who has been missing from the big screen since long is back with a bang. The Rangeela stars recent appearance in the song “Bewafa beauty” from Irrfan Khan starrer Blackmail was much loved by her fans. The beauty opened up on the dance number in an interview to IANS.

“Lyrically and contextually, the song is very interestingly put out and I liked that part. Having said that it was not my conscious decision to be a part of this song, but I was just trying out something very different that has not happened in the recent past,” said the actress, known for some superhit dance numbers like “Hai rama”, “Tanha tanha”, “Chamma chamma” and “Ruki Ruki”.

Urmila Matondkar has never failed to prove three strong elements as an actress in her career – power of acting, unmatched dancing skill and image of being desirable. The actress says as a woman, she always finds the tough but right chord to be seductive and not vulgar as the line is very thin.

“Being seductive is a part of womanhood and if a woman feels it strongly as a part of her personality, it is never represented in a wrong way. There is a very thin line between being seductive and vulgar, but it comes from the performer. I think I never fell in the grey area or went over the top because I am a strong-headed actor and I feel seductive as a woman.

“So whatever bold dance that I performed on-screen, it never looked vulgar,” Urmila told IANS in an interview.

In times of social media, several actresses who wear bikinis and bold outfits get criticism.

Asked if people are becoming over critical and bully actors, Urmila said: “Yes, that is happening. But in the era of social media, when we are putting out our videos, photos for promotional purpose and giving our audience a chance to share their opinion, we should expect both good and bad. Otherwise, one shouldn’t put it out there at the first place.(Also Check: When Urmila Matondkar’s first thought was that the news of Sridevi’s demise was a rude joke


“Having said that there is a difference between constructive criticism and personal attack. As actors, we should identify that before considering the opinion. One should never take the latter to their heart, never”, she added.

Urmila’s career has been a mix of films in the commercially successful space as well as those with strong content with titles like “Bas Ek Pal”, “Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara” and “Pinjar”.

Was it a conscious decision to balance out both kind of cinema?

“Not really, because for me, every character that I play is an experience. So, the criteria were to try out something that I have never done before… Then of course overall story, the director… But it was never a strategy to balance out commercial and art house cinema. It was never that.

“Look, our film industry now is going through a transition where some films are made on a middle-aged woman. I think it is a combination of what the audience wants to watch and what makers can deliver. I do not think there is any dearth of stories, but with the success of each film, makers will gain confidence to make more films on women of all ages,” said the 44-year-old who is not really planning for her next film outing with any filmmaker soon.

“Life goes on between what we plan and what the situation offers us. Like the way I did not plan ‘Bewafa beauty’, my next film will come to be when it is destined to happen,” she winked.

'Race 3' actor Freddy Daruwala is not an exception who loves action movies

'Race 3' actor Freddy Daruwala is not an exception who loves action movies

Freddy Daruwala started off his Bollywood journey with ‘Holiday’, wherein he essayed the role of a villain. Later, the actor went on to do supporting roles in films like ‘Force 2′ and ‘Commando 2’. And now, the fitness enthusiast is all set to leave a mark with his stint in ‘Race3’.


In an interview to the press, the model-turned-actor mentioned that he is much keen on doing action-packed films. Freddy will be seen playing the chief antagonist and will perform some kick-ass action scenes in ‘Race 3’. Having worked extensively in action movies, the actor says he has never worked with expensive cars and with so many gun machines. Super-hit franchise like ‘Race 3’ has made him explore the action floor like never before.

Further, the actor revealed that even though he prefers action as a genre more, he is open to take up any genre which comes his way. Freddy also mentioned that he wishes to explore the other facets of his acting style. Apart from Bollywood movies, Freddy is working on Telugu films along with the upcoming Digital Content. (Also Read:‘Race 3′: You just can’t miss Jacqueline’s killer moves in ‘Hiriye’ song teaser)

No doubt that Freddy is such a sought-after actor in the genre that he puts much efforts to feel the character and present it differently every other time. Speaking more about ‘Race 3’, Freddy mentioned that this action-thriller has opened many doors for him in the industry now. The actor also added that he has received a lot of appreciation for his work in ‘Race 3’.

While it’s good to be enthusiastic about work, the actor said that he has worked hard on the physicality for his character in the film. He feels that nowadays the choice of content in the film is changing rapidly. Freddy said that now girls to fall for a villain in the film making it more challenging for an actor to meet the expectations of the audience.

Concluding the interview, Freddy mentioned that working as a newcomer in the super-hit franchise was challenging. But he prepared for it genuinely and received the support from the cast. Directed by Remo D’Souza, ‘Race 3’ is all set to release on June 15, 2018.

'Race 3' is my lucky sequel:Jacqueline Fernandez

'Race 3' is my lucky sequel:Jacqueline Fernandez

The Queen of many hearts Jacqueline Fernandez is currently riding high in her career. We all have witnessed Jacky’s stellar performances in her previous films. And now with the same motto, Jacqueline is gearing up for her upcoming film ‘Race 3’ oppositeSalman Khan.

As the release of the film is around the corner, the entire star cast is busy promoting it. In a recent interaction with the media, Jacqueline Fernandez mentioned that the sequel of ‘Race’ has proved to be lucky for her. The actress went on to say that she is more confident with the ‘Race 3’ and can’t wait anymore for it to be out.


From the time of ‘Kick’, Jacqueline has been a part of many action films. But with, ‘Race 3’, the actress got a chance to explore more. Jacqueline said, “Now the demand for the character in a film has become more competitive. The audience love girls doing action scenes in the movie while sporting all- grey shaded outfits to pointing the gun fiercely at the aim.” (Also Read:Anil Kapoor, Remo D’Souza, Saqib Saleem promote ‘Race 3’ on the sets of ‘DID Li’l Masters’)

Jacqueline believes that even if the film is a part of a super-hit franchise, ‘Race’, this installment is totally different films in terms of the story the characters and much more.

Further, the actress mentioned that it was difficult to manage the hectic shoot schedule but since everyone from the team was taking equal efforts, she too managed the same by doing double shifts. The Sri-Lankan beauty talked about how the pole dance sequence was challenging and she went under immense muscle pain during the practice sessions. Lastly, Jacqueline said that Salman and Remo were always on-toes to make sure each scene was perfect.

‘Race 3’ is all set to hit the silver screen this Eid (June 15).