Indian actress Amrita Rao. So cute...
Looking very cool here...
Amrita Rao was born June 17th 1981 in Chitrapur, India. She studied psychology at Sophia College in Mumbai, and got into modeling, after which she decided to make a career in the movie business.
Amrita has an identical twin sister named Preeta who was kept hidden from the media since Amrita’s debut, as their mother felt that this could affect Amrita’s popularity. Now that Amrita is an established actress, her sister has started her own career in modeling.
Amrita Rao in a traditional Indian dress:
2004 was a great year for you - you won appreciation and nominations for ‘MHN’, yet the awards didn’t fall into your lap. Very disappointed, were you?
“It was a complete honour even being nominated with such senior actresses like Rani Mukherjee, but I don’t see any reason why I should be disappointed. Even a nomination is a reward, isn’t it? And if we actresses started assessing our work on the basis of awards, then disappointments will be a-plenty. There are many good actresses and a lot of good work happening. Our achievements don’t begin and end with awards but, yes, awards are encouraging.”
Do you think you’re getting type-cast as this sweet-girl-next-door? That can limit the kind of roles you could get...
“I don’t really think the image is ‘sweet-girl-next-door’, because though Sanjana in ‘MHN’ was sweet, she wasn’t anything like the next-door girl. And you’ll see that my character in ‘Life Ho Toh Aise’ is starkly different. Now just because one doesn’t see me in a film emerging from the sea wearing a swimsuit, it doesn’t mean that I’m only doing candy floss, college-kid kinds of roles, right? The directors who approach me know exactly what I’m capable of and to what extent I can go.”
Like most actresses, do you believe that the industry is largely male dominated?
“Yes, I do think so. But it’s slowly changing, as scripts are being written with women in mind. It takes a lot more guts for a filmmaker to go ahead and make women-oriented subjects in our scenario.”
And the casting couch...?
“At first, when anyone asked me about it, I’d be offended, but this seems to be the talk of the town now. I think these things happen at every level in life in any profession. But how far one will go depends entirely on them. At the end of the day, it’s all about your family background and your upbringing. It’s your values that make you, or don’t let you do certain things.”
If you got a call from Steven Spielberg tomorrow offering you a Hollywood project, what would you say?
“It would be exciting to think that he’s considered me for his film - very few would want to turn down a Spielberg film. But if the film demands nudity, it will be a sure no-no for me!”
Update on Amrita Rao (May 2008):
Amrita has begun sporting a more glamorous look for her movie, My Name is Anthony Gonsalves. But still the pretty actress maintains her virgin innocence....literally. For the first time she has come out in the open and said, "I HAVE NEVER HAD A BOYFRIEND!"
What she can’t fathom is why people find it so hard to believe. "I have friends, some of them are even living abroad, who are attractive little things but haven’t been in a relationship ever. They are my age and don’t have boyfriends. We’re young, attractive and don’t have boyfriends and it is okay!" Amrita says.
Well this is one of the confirmed Asian Virgins. Imagine that....27 years old and never had a boyfriend! And will marry whoever she first has a relationship with....wish her the best but she's really narrowing her options.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Labels: Indian Girls