Ankeeta Mukherji, new chic on the block

Updated: Feb 24, 2011, 18:18 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Priety Zinta who once sat on a stairway unwrapping a chocolate bar amidst a hunger strike later became the much acclaimed actress of Bollywood.

And just like her, many youngsters and aspiring actors tread the path of first showcasing their talent in the ad world. Ankeeta Mukherjii, who features in a latest chips ad with celebs Saif and Dhoni, shares the same story.

Ankeeta, has also been a part of an Asha Bhosle music video with Olympic boxer Akhil Kumar and has featured in a soft drink commercial with Shah Rukh Khan. She has recently signed a Bengali movie.

However, Bollywood is what she wants to be a part of in the long run. She has been in the showbiz since the age of 14 and has been compared to young Juhi Chawla for her looks. But, when asked who she idolises, she replies with a smile, "I look up to Preity Zinta. Not only do I have dimples similar to her, but I also come from a non-filmi background and wish to make it big in the industry like her."