Filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who often renames the female leads of his films with `M`, says he choses the alphabet for his actresses because it symbolises mother.
Ghai, who is launching Bangali model Indrani Chakraborty in Bollywood in his upcoming film `Kaanchi` and gave her new name `Mishti, said he did not have to search much for the moniker.
"M factor is the mother. A woman is a mother. For me M doesn`t connote money or movie. During the screen test she told me her nickname is `Mishti` and it clicked. "It is one Bengali word which can instantly connect with the Indian audiences and it gelled with my motto of alluding the M word with mother," Ghai said.
`Kaanchi` is all set to hit theatres on April 25. Even the actress is quite impressed by her new name. "I would not be known by any other name any more. I will be known as Mishti only," Indrani said.
Apart from `Kaanchi`, Mishti has three Ghai projects lined up for next three years. But she refused to divulge details about the film.
Talking about `Kaanchi`, the actress said, "You can call it the saga of today`s women. Traditional and contemporary and yet independent minded."
She revealed that she was nervous about her onscreen kissing scene with co-actor Kartik Tiwari, who was last seen in `Pyar Ke Punchnama`. "None of us could get it right and Kartik was blushing. But Subhasji won`t allow to let it go. We took 37 takes to get it right," she said. The musical drama also features veterans like Rishi Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty.