Dipannita Sharma plays paranormal character in Pizza 3D

The Jodi Breakers actor said she took the role as a challenge

Dipannita Sharma has been mostly associated with glamorous roles in films but the Indian model-actress says that she did not hesitate to don a deglamourised avatar in upcoming supernatural thriller Pizza.

Dipannita, 37, who was last seen in a supporting role in Bipashu Basu starrer Jodi Breakers, said she took the role as a challenge.

“It was a challenging path for me to take up the role. It required guts to play a paranormal character. This is a role which demands not to look pretty onscreen. It was a change for me because audience have not seen me in such a role. I am really excited and looking forward to the release of the film,” Dipannita told PTI.

Directed by debut filmmaker Akshay Akkineni and co-produced by Bejoy Nambiar along with Siddharth Roy Kapur, the film is expected to hit theatres on July 18.

Dipannita said she was not scared to play the role because she herself is a huge fan of horror films.

“I have a huge collection of horror films. I not only watch famous Bollywood and Hollywood horrors but films in other languages too. The best thing about Pizza is that it’s a new subject of supernatural thriller which has not been explored yet,” she said.

But the former supermodel insists that she didn’t watch the original Tamil film of the same name.

“I was specifically told by Akshay not to watch the film.

He wanted everyone to have a fresh approach to the roles. But now I will watch it because I have finished shooting,” she added.