Chitrangada not my muse, asserts Sudhir Mishra

New Delhi: Sudhir Mishra is miffed. The filmmaker is losing his mind with the oft repeated buzz that his discovery Chitrangada Singh is his muse.

"I don`t like these words. My name is not Maqbool Fida Husain. My name is Sudhir Mishra and I am a film director (not a painter who takes inspirations from a muse). I work with actors whom I am comfortable with and whom I really respect," Mishra, who had introduced the actress with "Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi", told reporters.

"And Chitrangada is a wonderful and outstanding actress. Whenever there is a part for her, I`ll always cast her. She has added a lot to my films `Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi` and `Yeh Saali Zindagi`," said the filmmaker, whose next is "Tera Kya Hoga Johnny".