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Very few feature films come if there's nobody lobbying and hustling for you: Aahana Kumra

Kumra will next bee seen in The Accidental Prime Minister (2018) in which she plays Priyanka Gandhi.

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Lipstick Under My Burkha (2017) actress Aahana Kumra, who also keeps herself busy by doing short films, TV and web-series, says she doesn't choose to take up fewer feature films.

"I don't choose to do less number of feature films. It's just that very few number of feature films come to actors and actresses, especially if there's no lobbying and there's nobody hustling for you," Kumra told IANS, a news agency, in an email interview.

"But I don't choose to do. It's because the scripts that come to me are not the greatest and those don't excite me so much. Having said that, I am open to doing more features, and if there are more features being made with something interesting to do for me, I would do more of them," she added.

Her next feature film is The Accidental Prime Minister (2018) in which she will be seen playing Priyanka Gandhi.

"I have continued to do a lot of work even after Lipstick Under My Burkha released and it's a boon that I am getting to experiment with so many roles," she said.

Kumra feels that right now is a good time for experimentation.

"Most actors are experimenting with most mediums. I see no reason why I should be leaving any medium. I am very grateful to the makers of Inside Edge [web-series]. Because of them I got a role in a film, which is one of the biggest films of the year and I am really looking forward to it."

Kumra won't be leaving any medium for films or television.

"Web has given me work and theatre has given me work and I'll always respect it for that," she said.

The actress is also part of the series Ready 2 Mingle, which is aired on Zoom and streamed on The Zoom Studios YouTube channel.