The unlikely success of Luv Ranjan’s Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety has evidently given leading lady Nushrat Bharucha several reasons to celebrate. mid-day hears that filmmakers find in her a bankable actor, with one South producer apparently offering her as much as Rs 1 crore for his next. Interestingly, keen to chase “quality” films, the actor had to turn the offer down.

“Money is not a concern, or even my priority. For me, quantity [of the remuneration] doesn’t matter at all,” says the actor, quick to warn that her rejection not be seen as a refusal to work in regional cinema. “I would like to portray something that would challenge the actor in me. I would love to do regional cinema, provided the role is exciting enough and artistically challenging.”

Even though the comic caper brought her acclaim, Bharucha hasn’t gone on a film-signing spree after its release. “I don’t want to make hasty decisions by [signing] anything. I am happy with the pace at which I’m working.”