'I will do roles I'm comfortable with'

'I will do roles I'm comfortable with'

Amrita Rao

Amrita Rao is not the quintessential Bollywood bimbette. She might have loads of attitude, but she also has a value system. And she won't throw away those values for a place on the altar of success.

    “I will wear those clothes and do only those roles that I am comfortable with. I won’t grab just about anything that comes my way,” Amrita Rao told Metrolife.

   She’s just completed shooting for Shortkut where she says she plays a very mature role. She co-stars with Arshad Warsi and Akshaye Khanna. While Arshad believes there’s only shortcut to success, Akshay thinks there’s no shortcut and hard work is the only road to success and Amrita, who plays Maansi in the story thinks that if you take the right shortcut then success is surely yours. “My role in the film embodies that of a real girl from real world who remains undeterred by the happenings around her. I want every common girl to relate to my character. It’s the character that takes precedence over the glamour,” says Amrita.

She says she’s been brought up in a well-to-do family and has travelled the world and has had a full life before she entered the glam industry. “I have been taught to respect simplicity and have been inculcated with values that I cherish a great deal,” she says rather philosophically.

    While Amrita does come across as bubbly she has ended up showing a lot of skin in Shortkut. Was that for quick attention and popularity? She reasons that everybody has their own definition of glamour and sexy looks. “One must be comfortable when one gets into a particular outfit. You must look at yourself and feel happy rather than cringe and look for reassurances that you look fine,” she reasons.

 She observes that cinema must give more scope to performance of an actor rather than just a role. “I think most times the main role is always distracted by other factors that shorten the scope for performance,” she says.

She feels Indian cinema needs to grow out of the hero-heroine obsession and work toward conditioning the audiences to digest more realistic themes and portrayals. “They need to explore, expound, experiment and exhaust their creative reservoir.” 
What is the secret of her lean, almost anorexic look? “Nothing. Just eating healthy and a planned intake of carbohydrates, proteins and fat,” she concludes.


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