After her successful WELCOME TO SAJJAPUR last year, Amrita Rao is kick starting 2009 with VICTORY. Considering the fact that she is quite choosy in picking up projects, what prompted her to say yes to VICTORY? After all, it is meant to be centered on this young boy (Harman Baweja) who goes on to be a super-cricketer, so did she really see some meat in the part that she plays?
'When I heard the narration of VICTORY, I sensed it right away that script was the hero of the film. The screenplay is just superb here. Also, every character's role is well attached to VICTORY that has a great storyline. I play the part of Nandini, who is Vijay's [Harman] best childhood buddy', says the pretty young lady.
'What I liked about my role is that she is a very strong person. She is very balanced and isn't starry eyed about success. Even though Vijay goes on to be a superstar, she remains rooted to ground. There are quite a few intrinsic qualities about her that play on in a subtle way on screen', she says.
Still, is she convinced about the fact that she isn't in the film just because every Hindi film needs a leading lady?
'I am absolutely convinced, otherwise I wouldn't have signed the film', she smiles, 'If I had to be in any film for that matter just because I had to play a heroine then there are so many options available all around me. Nandini is very much there for a reason and she does eventually make a difference to the plot.'