Monikangana to be Victoria`s Secret Angel

New Delhi: Monikangana Dutta, who will debut in Bollywood with Sanjay Leela Bhansali`s `Guzaarish`, is all set to join the league of supermodels Heidi Klum and Gisele Bundchen, as she has been selected to become a Victoria`s Secret Angel.

"I have not given up modelling. I have been selected as one of the six Victoria`s Secret Angels," she told PTI. Monikangana, who earlier appeared in fashion magazines like `Elle` and `Vogue`, is the first Indian model to become an Angel (main model) of the high-profile lingerie brand. The others include the likes of Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio and Miranda Kerr.

Coming back to `Guzaarish`, the model-turned-actress refused to divulge details about her character Estella Francis in the movie starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

However, she said she has a dance with Hrithik in the movie for which the director had put her in a dancing school.

"The character is very much like what I have gone through in my personal life. When Sanjay sir narrated the character to me, I said I have to do this role," she said.

Moni, who hails from Guwahati and started her modelling career in Paris, does not feel "overshadowed" though she is not included in the movie promos.

"I was in the initial promos that went on air. I do not know if anybody noticed me in it or not. I do not feel insecure or overshadowed by the movie`s lead stars. In fact, I would always like to be overshadowed by people like, Hrithik, Ash and SLB, who are my favourites," she said.

"After seeing world famous models and working with them, I have no insecurities," she added. She also recalled the bonhomie on the sets and said all the three B-town A-listers took initiative to break the ice with her and made her comfortable while working.

Monikangana said she today has no regrets about rejecting a lot of single-heroine movies offered to her earlier and which later went to do well.

On the road ahead from here, she said she has a two-film contract with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and prays to choose right movies.


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