Dipannita feels lucky to not be just a ‘decorative piece’ in films

New Delhi: Former Miss India contestant Dipannita Sharma, now an actress, says she has been “very lucky” to have played characters in films that mean something and are not in the movie just as decorative pieces.

Dipannita has featured in Bollywood films such as 16 December, My Brother… Nikhil, Ladies vs Ricky Bahl and Pizza, but has not always played the lead role.

“I played a lead actress in 16 December. Ladies vs Ricky Bahl… actually we were all lead actors from what we were told on contract because we were all cast opposite the lead actor Ranveer Singh.

I think the audience saw it differently. That’s alright,” said Dipannita. For her, it is important to play good and interesting parts that showcase her as an actor as opposed to a “meaningless lead who only has two songs in a few scenes with a really big actor”.