Hot action girl Koena Mitra is busy on four projects at once and it’s not just her head that’s spinning. “I have just finished shooting Ayan with South superstar Surya. It was an item song and I had a blast doing those really fast paced heavy duty dance numbers,” she says. The film also stars Tamanna. Koena doesn’t normally do item songs anymore, even though she is a trained dancer, but apparently the money she was offered was so good, she couldn’t turn it down.
She’s also been involved in a Hong Kong action movie, which she hopes will give her a much higher profile internationally. “Koena has had to go in for intense physical training for this film,” says a source, “She has trained in Tai Chi, fast running and kick boxing. The special effects film will certainly put Koena in the top league.”
Then there’s a sci-fi movie with Neil Nitin Mukesh, Aa Dekhen Zara, and a cop thriller. That’s a heavy schedule for a girl who was only seen in one minor movie last year. “I would rather play the waiting game then do something that I am not confident about, “she explains, “Look at Anamika, my last release. The film was not backed by financially solvent producers and the film could not be marketed. What is the point in investing so much time and energy in a project that will not be viewed by the public?” Anamika also starred Dino Morea and Minissha Lamba, and although it was a decent movie, it disappeared without trace.