Ever since Amrita Rao won the Max Stardust award for her performance in Shyam Benegal directed WELCOME TO SAJJANPUR she is so ecstatic that she can't stop raving about her role and the movie.
''I am so happy having won the award'' says Amrita. ''In the first place I never dreamt that Shyam Benegal would ever offer me a role in his film, winning an award was something beyond that. When Shyamji, who is currently shooting in Hyderabad, came to know about it he immediately called me up and congratulated. I felt so good and honoured'' says Amrita.
A leading tabloid had recently reported that she had refused to do Shyam Benegal's next venture. But Amrita refutes saying, ''I don't think he offered it to me. I don't think I would ever be able to say no to Shyam Benegal unless I can't do justice to that role''.
Right now Amrita is looking forward to Anil Kapoor's home production SHORTKUT. Amrita reveals about the same, ''The film is slated for an April release hence I am busy with the dubbing of the film. The film is a story oriented comedy. I am paired opposite Akshaye Khanna and working with him has been an altogether different experience. He is one of the best actors we have today.''
This is the first time that Amrita has worked with director Neeraj Vora. The actress states, ''He's a fantastic director. It's a great experience working with Neeraj Vora essentially because he is a writer too. His scenes and dialogue are so accurate and natural. And because he is an actor too he enacts every scene before taking his shot. It makes it very easy for the actor to understand what the director wants.''
Apart from Chandraprakash Dwivedi's KUNAL with ABCL, Amrita has no other film on floors now. ''I don't know when the movie is taking off. But yes I have not signed anything as yet. Nothing interesting has come my way. I believe that if a movie is destined for you it will come your way at the right time'' she concludes.