Lead roles in masala movies not my cup of tea

Mumbai: Not getting to play lead roles in commercial `masala` movies does not bother actress Tisca Chopra, who says such projects are not her priority.

The 37-year-old Tisca wonders what is the use of technically being a female lead, when you have nothing do with acting in a movie.

"I am not sure if lead roles in commercial `masala` movies are my priority. Positioning and billing is not so relevant for me," she told PTI.

"How was I not the lead in `Taare Zameen Par` or the recent `Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji` (DTBHJ) and my upcoming movie `Love, Breakups, Zindagi`?, she shot back.

Tisca said after playing the mother of Darsheel Safary in `Taare Zameen Par`, she did not have any hesitation to don the role of a seductress in DTBHJ.

"The baggage of `Taare Zameen Par` was felt by others not me. I would like the slot if any, of being `unslottable`. You don`t know what may come up next and that is what I like," she said.

Tisca said her role in DTBHJ was meant to be a surprise element and hence she was not seen promoting the film.

"After `Taare Zameen Par`, it was felt my role in `Dil Toh Baccha…` was completely different and hence I was not part of the promotions. The makers felt it should be a surprise. It really came as a surprise and not as a shock," she said.

"I got applause for breaking the mould in DTBHJ. Not many people are able to do so. Guys like Saif Ali Khan get to do `Omkara`, `Being Cyrus` and also `Love Aaj Kal`. However, girls get little chance of not being slotted," she felt.