Comfortable with her skin, she oozed oomph in songs like 'Aap Ki Kashish', 'Mummy Ko Nahi Hai Pata', 'Hichki' to of course her flagship track 'Aashiq Banaya Aapne'. Just when it seemed that things were looking up for this Bengali beauty, she surprised many with her guest appearances in films like 36 China Town and Bhagam Bhag. While films like Risk and Good Boy Bad Boy hardly added to her profile or made audiences take her seriously as an actor, her Raqeeb (in which she had enjoyed an author backed role as a scheming seductress) tanked as well.
Some respite came in the form of Dhol but non-performance of Speed as well as Saas Bahu Aur Sensex meant that Tanushree Dutta ended up doing some serious rethinking about her Bollywood career. And then arrived Rokkkk where she resurfaced on the Bollywood scene after a hiatus.
Though the film didn't do much at the box office, Tanushree was noticed for her good performance in the role of a vulnerable young woman. Meanwhile, Tanushree promises that she is not taking a de-glam route for good in movies to come. Though her soon to release 'Apartment' also sees her playing the role of a victim, Tanushree is sure that sure that looking good for camera is definitely in.
Talking about being comfortable with her skin, what's her stand on exposing for camera in this new phase of her career? Given the fact that she films like Apartment and Rokkk have been intense, how is she ensuring that she is not entirely resorting to taking a de-glam route in her pursuit to give a serious account of herself?
"Please, I am not getting boring for sure. I am not a pseudo intellectual who wants to be an actress in commercial mainstream Bollywood cinema and still want to de-glam myself. Yes, my current crop of movies belong to different genre and treatment but it isn't as if I would suddenly have dark circles around my eyes or have the kind of make up that intentionally makes me look ugly. Sorry, but I am not allowing my eye lashes and make up to go anywhere," smiles Tanushree.
With her parents living with her in Mumbai and giving her all the moral support, Tanushree is looking forward to 2010 being a new beginning to her career.
"Yes, it is indeed a new beginning for me. The fresh bunch of movies that I am doing is much nicer in appeal. Also, they definitely boast of far better scripts that I have come across. Hopefully, I would now see much better response from audiences through these films", says Tanushree, Apartment is now ready for release and Rokkk has already seen good feedback coming my way. In fact recently I also had a Tamil release, Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai, to my name which worked well at the box office. I was thankfully very busy right through 2009 and no wonder; it really went fast for me. I am positive that the scenario would just turn out to be the same and perhaps even better in the months to come."