Actress Genelia D' Souza in her upcoming film Force opposite John Abraham has consciously tried to break away from the ''cute, bubbly girl'' image.
Genelia D'Souza has so far mostly played roles of young energetic girls - Tujhe Meri Kasam and Jaane Tu Yaa Jaane Na among others.
Speaking to journalists, Genelia said, “It was a conscious effort to throw out my hair...the image that I had from Jaane Tu Yaa Jaane Na...immature, baby girl-like. For this film, I have grown into a lady...a mature woman with my character Maya."
The actress will be seen romancing with John Abraham in Force, directed by Nishikanth Kamat, a National Award winning film director.
Elaborating on her role in Force, Genelia said, “I think while the young, cute, energetic girl has been something most people associate me with, 'Force' has given me a character who is a mature extension of that bubbly girl."
Force is a remake of superhit Tamil film, Kaakha Kaakha (2003). In the original version, south actress Jyothika Saravanam was a school teacher, while in the Hindi version, Genelia is featured as a social activist.
Force, which will release this Friday is an action film in which John Abraham has essayed the role of a cop. Genelia plays the character of Maya. Acccording to Genelia, her character plays a very crucial part to the progression of the film as she is the confidante of the protagonist and besides that, she is fearless.