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HindustanTimes Mon,24 Nov 2014

I'm a true Gemini, says Amrita Rao
Princy Jain , Hindustan Times
New Delhi, June 17, 2008
First Published: 11:24 IST(17/6/2008)
Last Updated: 11:40 IST(17/6/2008)
Amrita's performance in Vivah earned her a Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award.
She is a silent player. Pretty and petite Amrita Rao, chats up with HT City as she turns 27 today.

You had a super successful film, Vivah, behind you. Why did you go down south?
With a production house like Padmalya Films and a co-star like Mahesh Babu, Atithi was just the right film to debut with.

Langugae was the only issue, so I actually wrote my dialogues in Hindi to learn them.

Actors are worshiped down south.. did you get to enjoy the same?
(Laughs) No.. I had no cutouts of mine being put at the theatre. It’s a hugely hero dominated industry. But yeah.. the fans are very passionate in the south.

You will now be seen in Shyam Benegal’s Mahadev. What’s is the film all about?
This film will surprise everyone. It’s a romantic comedy and both Shreyas and I speak a typical dialect from north India. Mahadev will be a real significant film in my profile so far.

Do you agree you are a typical Gemini?
Yeah.. I have read Geminis are peaceful, who have an eye for finer things. That ways, yes, I'm a true Gemini. I prefer to be liberal and non-judgmental, which helps me reaching out to the people in a better way.

And yes I am fond of beauty, be it clothes, jewelley or just life. It has to be the best.

What next?
Besides Mahadev, there is Victory and Shortcut.

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