New Delhi, She was rumoured to be dating Shahid Kapoor and then Hurman Baweja. But there is no one “special” in her life right now and she won’t think about marriage for the next 10 years, says actress Amrita Rao, who is all set to don a glamorous avatar in “Short Kut”.
“I’m not getting married for the next 10 years. I don’t have anyone special in my life at the moment and my complete focus is on my work,” Amrita told IANS over phone from Mumbai.
The 28-year-old entered the Hindi film industry seven years ago with “Ab Ke Baras”. She then featured in college love story “Ishq Vishk”, sex comedy “Masti”, shared screen space with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan in potboiler “Main Hoon Na” and social drama “Vivah”. She was also appreciated for her performance in Shyam Benegal’s non-commercial “Welcome To Sajjanpur”.
Now the actress is all set for her first release of the year, “Short Kut – The Con Is On”, in which she has teamed up with Akshaye Khanna and Arshad Warsi.
Set in Bollywood, the film is about two strugglers – one who makes it big as a superstar (Arshad) after stealing a script and the other (Akshaye) who continues to struggle as a director after his script gets stolen.
“I am playing an actress in the film. Neeraj Vora wanted to highlight the personal life of an actress through my character,” Amrita said.
The actress said that her bold avatar in the film was not a conscious decision.
“Everyone has been asking me whether I made a conscious decision to change my look. This is not the case. I haven’t sat and decided that I’m bored with one kind of role so give me something else. It’s just that I have got an opportunity to do different roles and I have moulded myself to suit the character,” she said.
“The same is the case with my character in this film. I wanted to do something different with the styling of this character and so the new look. Nothing more,” Amrita added.
Fashion designer Manish Malhotra is the one who has styled Amrita’s new look.
Produced by Anil Kapoor, “Short Kut…” is scheduled for a July 10 release. Amrita says she was thrilled to work with the actor-producer who used to give her pep talks during the shoot.
“Many times he used to give me pep talks, encouraging and motivating me. The whole energy and aura about him is great. He is an incredibly positive personality,” the actress said.
Talking about the two male actors in the film, Amrita said: “Akshaye is an actor who comes completely prepared and is a ‘one take’ actor so you also feel you should give your best.
“Arshad comes up with these impromptu additions to the dialogues which are just so funny. So matching that becomes a little difficult.”