Indian actress Paoli Dam is known for her provocative posters and bold scenes in films such as "Hate Story" for which she has become both famous and criticized but she has proven with her performance in the movie "Baga Beach" that she is much more than a sensual beauty. She earned critical acclaim from her peers, film critics and fans for her performance in the film and is now being considered for other dramatic roles.
Paoli Dam in an interview admitted that she prefers working in regional films rather than some Bollywood film projects because they provide her with more substantial, meaty roles. She understands the attention she receives from her bold appearances and sensual scenes but she considers her performing these roles as part of being an actress and especially when you are the leading lady and it is central to the part she is not going to shy away from her responsibilities.
She is accustomed to fans and critics trying to categorize her as a bold actress but she has never defined herself as this type of actress. She has steadily developed her acting skills and now is a dramatic actress whose ability to show multiple dimensions of a character has brought her to the attention of some of the elite filmmakers of India who consider her an actress capable of unlayering her emotions.
With her performance in the National Award wining Konkani film "Baga Beach" she has accomplished what many an actress might spend her entire career trying to do and that is she has 'smashed' the stereotype of her as a 'bold' actress in the view of most filmmakers.
Paoli Dam should no longer be defined as a bold actress because her recent performance in "Baga Beach" proves she is a leading lady of substantial dramatic acting range who performance can make a movie into a box office success and worthy of critical acclaim.