The actress's latest release is the romantic comedy and Indian Academy Award selection Barfi!
She told The Times of India: "I don't just want to be a heroine, I want to be a female actor. The difference in the latter comes through when one is known as an actor who is able to carry off any role.
"I don't know what the norm is; I don't know what kind of films I should be doing or what I am supposed to be doing.
"I don't know what is right or whether I should be saying, 'Oh yes, I am working with all five Khans'."
In Anurag Basu's critically-acclaimed film, she plays a woman who is speech and hearing-impaired.
"Not wearing make-up doesn't make one any less an actor. At the same time, you can be a very good actor with complete make-up on, for example my role in Fashion, which won me the National Award," she added.
The 30-year-old admitted in August that her dark skin had been a barrier to her success in Bollywood.
She compared the experience of launching her first single, titled 'In My City', last month to making her debut film.