No item numbers, only acting for Nathalia Kaur

Chennai, Feb 15 (IANS) Having earned a reputation as an item girl, Brazilian model-turned-actress Nathalia Kaur has finally decided to say 'no' to item numbers and 'yes' to acting. She is very likely to sign on the dotted line for her acting assignments soon.

"I have finally decided to stop doing item numbers and concentrate on my acting. I've enjoyed my time dancing to different songs and I feel it is time for me to prove my acting prowess. I am in talks for films in Hindi and Telugu, which I'm likely to sign soon," Nathalia told IANS.

Her last item number is from Akkineni Nagarjuna-produced upcoming Telugu action-drama "Bhai".

"It was an honour to dance with Nagarjuna sir. I couldn't say no to dance with him because it is a dream for any actor to share the screen space with him. I'm also glad that this will be my last item number," she said.

Nathalia considers working in the southern film industry most enjoyable.

"I really enjoy working in south because of the environment. Everything is very well organised here and everybody on sets is truly professional in their attitude as well as work," she added.

She made her acting debut in a Kannada romantic-comedy "Dev Son of Mudde Gowda".

Asked if she finds item numbers helpful for an actor, she said: "Item numbers basically help in connecting with a larger audience instantly. Most of the times any actor who has grooved to a popular item number, is easily identified wherever she goes."

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