Amruta Khanvilkar puffs 40 cigarettes in a day!

Amruta Khanvilkar is every Maharashtrian's favourite actress. She rose to fame with Ajay-Atul's hit number ‘Vajale Ki Baara’ and turned all the stones right to achieve the position she holds today. She went on to win Nach Baliye Season 7 with her husband Himanshoo Malhotra. Now, with her movie RAAZI, crossing the 100 crore mark, she has created a special space not only in Maharashtrian's but everyone's heart with her superior performance.


Amruta is all set to enter the digital world with a new web series titled DAMAGED.


After playing Pakistani housewife Munira in film RAAZI, now Amruta will be seen playing a Christian modern girl, Lavina in the web series. The character demanded the actor to smoke cigarettes. Amruta is a non-smoker in real life; hence, it was quite difficult for her to get the correct attitude of puffing the cigarette in. But, she is a perfectionist who can go to any extent to make sure her role is perfectly portrayed.


According to the sources, the 33-year-old actor literally puffed whooping 40 cigarettes in a day to get the shot right, damaging her vocal cords for almost two weeks.


When asked about it Amruta said, Yes! It's true that I puffed around 40 cigarettes in a day, for a shot, as I wanted my character to be perfectly portrayed as and how the script demanded. Being absolute virgin towards smoking, it was quite a challenge for me to get comfortable into the smoking skin and get the right body language and attitude of smokers. I gathered courage and went ahead only for the sake of my work. I always yell at my smoker friends and try my best to kill their smoking habits. I tried my best to depict a regularly smoking woman. I hope people will like my character as it's quite different and thrilling at the same time.