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Amrita happy with her director's advice

July 24, 2010 07:13:33 PM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Amrita Puri is one pretty girl. And well, also one happy girl. The reactions that have come her way ever since the promos of AISHA hit the air have made her believe that it was just the right decision to become a part of this Sonam Kapoor starrer. Even though she pretty much knew that her role in the film was that of a second lead, she didn't have any qualms in accepting it due to a piece of advice that came her way from director Rajshree Ojha.

"She always used to tell me that if I am able to play the character of Shefali Thakur properly, it will add a great deal to the film and would be remembered for years to come," says Amrita who is a Mumbai based girl but was required to don a 'behenji avtar' in the film. She adds, "The character is so loveable and the lines so funny that if played well, I could do wonders to my career."

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The results can well be seen if a couple of snippets from the promo around her speaking in a 'desi' North Indian accent are any indication. While Sonam is being looked as someone who makes quite a fashion statement in the film, Amrita is being picked up for her comic timing.

"That's quite a big compliment actually", smiles Amrita, "I was hoping to make an impact and was working hard to make my presence felt. With the reactions coming in, I guess it all paid well after all."

Though born and brought up in Mumbai, Amrita is basically a Punjabi girl with roots in Delhi. "Yes, I have a lot of family in Delhi so I was very comfortable when I was shooting for the film there. Still, in real life I am not a hardcore Punjabi. You can see that I am more of a Bombay Punjabi," she signs off.


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