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Neha Dhupia wants to be the Indian `Lara Croft: Tomb Raider`

New Delhi: She believes she has got the looks and a perfect body to step into the shoes of Angelina Jolie and do a `Lara Croft: Tomb Raider` but actress Neha Dhupia laments the lack of action-packed roles for women in Bollywood.

The 29-year-old actress, an Army school pass-out, says she is an action movie freak and longs for doing some herself.

"Action gives such an adrenalin rush. I feel women doing action is just so cool but nothing is happening in Bollywood right now," Dhupia told reporters.

"One of the areas where Indian film industry really lacks is the fact we have very few action oriented roles for women. I hope that changes some time in the future. I hope messages like these which I am sending can act like feelers," Dhupia said.

The beauty queen-turned actress has enjoyed a stint with Hollywood after working in two American TV series-- `Price Of Beauty` with Jessica Simpson and `Bollywood Hero`-- but Dhupia says she is looking for that one surprise to be offered a role as powerful as that of Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie`s `Lara Croft: Tomb Raider`.

"I am looking forward to interesting scripts coming my ways. Not every day you could get to do an Angelina Jolie role but some time in future I would really want to do it," Dhupia said.

Meanwhile, the actress is busy sharing screen space with some of the biggest names in Bollywood, Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in their much-awaited film `Action Replayy` directed by Vipul Shah.

"It is about time travel and I am eagerly looking forward to be to be appreciated in the film," she said.

Dhupia, who is working with Akshay for the fourth time, adds, "It is always pleasure to work with him. He is a super talented hero."

And when asked how was the experience to work with Aishwarya- the diva, Dhupia, who is besotted by former Miss World said, "Some one who has been crowned as the most beautiful woman in the world... it`s a pleasure to work with her."

"I have been seeing her films since I wasn`t a part of the industry. I have always been a fan whether Akshay or Ash. It is a dream come true. They both have achieved a lot in life and I still have a long way to go. I look up to them and would not get competitive. They are in a different space all together," said Dhupia.

Apart from working with the creme-de-la creme of Bollywood, Dhupia continues her love affair with off-beat cinema after Saurabh Shukla directed `Raat Gayi Baat Gayi`.

She will be soon seen in a new avatar in `With Love To Obama` along with Rajat Kapoor and Amol Gupte.

And the actress is oing that extra mile as she sheds her oomph image to play a `Thug` in the film directed by Subhash Kapoor.

"Right now I am dubbing for the film and my throat is all sore because I have to make sure I sound very rustic. I have spoken so much Hindi in the film that to form an English sentence has become difficult for me now. It is an interesting character... a delight for an actor," said Dhupia.

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