Her co-star Abhay Deol and filmmaker Rajshree Ojha may have disassociated themselves from the 2010 flick Aisha, but actor Amrita Puri, who debuted with the film, has no regrets about doing the film. “Aisha was a very special film for me. I loved my character. It is something I’ll always remember.”
Tell her that her Aisha co-star Abhay Deol had said that he won’t take chances with films like Aisha, and film’s director Rajshree, too, said that the film was different from what she conceptualised, Puri says, “I haven’t read the articles. But I think Abhay was not there for promotions because he was shooting for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.”
Puri, who is busy promoting her next flick, Blood Money, co-starring Kunal Khemu, says that her character is inspired by actor Emraan Hashmi’s wife Parveen. “Our director Vishal is Emraan’s friend and introduced me to Parveen. I met her and saw what she is like. She is a very sweet person. I play a nursery school teacher in the film just like Parveen in real life,” she says.
Puri says that the film’s producer Mahesh Bhatt wanted to title the film Kalyug 2, but the team suggested otherwise. “Everyone told him that the concept of a blood diamond hasn’t been explored in cinema here, so if the concept is new, why give a previous title that people will have pre-conceived notions about?” she says.
On new film
I am excited about Blood Money. The Bhatts are known to find talent like Bipasha Basu and Kangna Ranaut.
On her role
My role is inspired from Emraan Hashmi’s wife Parveen. Director Vishal Mahadkar made me meet her.
On the title
Mahesh Bhatt wanted to call the film Kalyug 2 but many told him not to give an old title to a new concept
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