Ameesha Patel, who has appeared in films like as Kaho Naa….Pyaar Hai, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, Humraaz, and Race 2 and most recently in Bhaiaji Superhit in 2018, came in Vadodara on Tuesday afternoon to launch a restaurant. “It’s always a thrill to come here as a Gujarati, and I have many friends and family in Gujarat,” she said. I also have some happy childhood memories of Vadodara, and I always feel at ease when I there.”
Ameesha Patel, whose next big release this year is Gadar 2, the sequel to Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, which came out in 2001, is looking forward to it. “I started filming for Gadar even before Kaho Naa….Pyaar Hai (her debut film) came out, and I was really raw at the time,” she says. It was a difficult part, and director Anil Sharma was instrumental in ensuring that I could provide a credible performance. As a novice, I landed a dream part at the start of my career, and the picture went on to make box office history. I would be eternally thankful to the audience for helping to make it a milestone film in Indian cinema.
We worked really hard on the sequel, which continues the tale of the original, and I’m excited to see how the audience reacts to it after more than two decades.” “While the film business has suffered a lot due to the epidemic, all these apprehensions about whether the public will go back to the cinemas have been proven wrong,” she adds of the crowd returning to the theatres following the influenza-induced shutdown of multiplexes and movie halls. In the previous six months, films with good substance have performed exceptionally well at the box office, whether on a small or large scale.
Is Ameesha interested in pursuing OTT ventures given that so many Bollywood stars have done so? “I am pleased to see the type of material that creators are producing on OTT platforms,” she says. While there have been offers, I have yet to find one that I truly want to accept. I’d want to portray a wacky and out-of-the-ordinary character. It will be thrilling to act in a murder mystery or to portray a cop or a bad character. It’s also on my desire list to play a Mughal princess, so it’s a lengthy list! But I have a particular image, and my family audience adores me.
Ameesha was recently teased for uploading swimsuit images on social media. “They don’t disturb me at all,” she responds when asked about dealing with trolls. Trolls paas ke paas. They must think I’m significant enough to look at my social media posts. “Ye trolls bhi mere fans hi honge!” Mujhe toh lagta hai!