Actress Hrishitaa Bhatt has credited her stint in regional cinema for not doing enough Bollywood films these days.
The 34-year-old actress, who was recently seen in "Miss Tanakpur Hazir Ho", said she shifted to Bengali, Marathi and Punjabi films because she was not getting exciting roles in Bollywood.
"I do less films. I am very choosy. When there is no Hindi script, I do Bengali, Punjabi, Marathi and Southern films. I have been doing films. Marathi and Bengali cinema have got good scripts. As an actor, such roles challenge me," she told PTI.
The Mumbai-born actress made her debut in Bollywood opposite Shah Rukh Khan in "Asoka" but she found success with Tigmanshu Dhulia's "Haasil" followed by her acclaimed roles in "Ab Tak Chhappan" and "Jigyaasa".
"If you see my career graph, I have always chosen different films. I have done my commercial lot also, where I have done the song-and-dance and the typical love story tracks. Since I had a different background of English theatre and Kathak dance, it was very important for me to choose unique things," she said.
Hrishitaa, best known for her appearance with Shahid Kapoor in music video album 'Aankhon Me Tera Hi Chehra' by Aryans, said she always used to crave for character-driven roles.
"I joined the industry when I was 18-year-old. During that time, I used to think I wish I had more character-driven roles. It happend too because I chose some films with those directors who were ready to make the kind of cinema I wanted," she said.
Hrishitaa feels the current phase of Bollywood directors, who is ready to experiment with the content, is the best one.
"I am very happy with today's content of the Hindi cinema.
We actors are getting a lot of opportunities to do good work.
To be a part of good films is also important because if your films are watched then your roles will also be remembered," she said.