Bollywood actress, Urmila Matondkar, claims that she was not given acting credit for her 1995 film ‘Rangeela’ and that her performance was dismissed as ‘sex appeal.’ In the film, she played an aspiring actor alongside actors Aamir Khan and Jackie Shroff.
Matondkar stated in an interview that even looking sexy requires acting and questioned whether only intense emotional scenes were considered acting. She also discussed how, despite ‘Rangeela’s’ success, critics continued to write negative things about her.
In an interview with The Times of India, the actress revealed, “Post ‘Rangeela’, people said that everything I did was about sex appeal and nothing to do with acting. How can the song, ‘Hai Rama’, happen without a person being a performer? Is doing a tear-jerking scene only acting? Appearing sexy also demands acting. I was not playing Miss Nothing in the film. My character of the girl-next-door transforms through each song of…