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Sophistication matched with elegance, that is how I would describe Koel Purie,

the petite actress who began her film career with the offbeat movie 'Everybody

Says I'm Fine' and then finally graduated to the hard-hitting 'Nazar'. Till date

she has experimented with a variety of roles, and recently she won accolades for

her performance in the blockbuster 'Rock On'. These days you can also catch her

TV show, 'On the Couch with Koel'. A chat with this gal about her gadget

obsessions, movies and more.

You have done a variety of roles, and have been appreciated more for offbeat

movies. But what kind of roles do you personally prefer?


KP: I look for roles which excite me as an actor, commercial or offbeat doesn't

matter. I love acting, it's my passion, and I don't do acting for the sake of

anything else, I just enjoying doing films and living life to the fullest.

QYou are also hosting chat shows, what's more interesting films or chat

shows?



KP: Can't really decide; I love both. I love connecting with people and I

think movies and chat shows both are the best mediums to communicate with

people.

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How do you connect with friends and family with such packed schedules?



KP: I text primarily and use my phone to get connected. It sounds strange

but actually I love writing letters rather than e-mails. My pen, paper and

postal system are the most essential gadgets for me. I love making new friends

and still believe in the traditional way of writing letters to them. Though I

often use Internet too, but you won't find me on any social networking sites. It

might sound as if I am averse to technology, but no, I am not. I do use basic

techno tools like a Pentax digicam, Minolta professional camera, iPod, Sony Vaio

laptop, Mac, and a Nokia mobile phone. And I adore my iPod; it's a genius

gadget. I also hate my mobile phone—but it is a necessary evil in

You have also edited few documentaries, so which software did you use?



KP: Well, I use a MacBook Pro, and edit on Final Cut Pro (FCP) software.

We heard that you keep on switching to new mobiles and have also used the

latest iPhone. How was your experience with it?



KP: I was very excited about the Apple iPhone, especially with its

user-friendly interface. It does have all the features, is slick, but I am not

crazy about it yet. Rather I am disappointed by it.


It's bulkier than I would have liked and its touch pad in the Indian environment

is prone to hang. And if you lose your phone often (like I do) you lose a lot

more than just a phone and that's irritating.

Interesting. What would you change about the iPhone?



KP: I would make it slimmer and slicker. And, of course would love to give

it a better shape.

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