Contrary to rumours, actor-producer Ameesha Patel confirms that director David Dhawan will be directing her first production, followed by another film which will helmed by director Priyadarshan. “I will be inaugurating my office on October 25 and David will be doing the honours,” says the actor.
Quiz her on what kind of films she will making and she says, “It could be a comedy or a comic thriller. David is the king of comedies after all, and post Rascals he wants to revamp his image with a young production house like ours. He’s brimming with ideas, every time we zero in one of them he comes up with something better. But we should lock on one soon.”
Ameesha’s 5000-square feet office in Juhu is unlike any movie production house. Since pink is her favourite colour, the conference room has pink chairs. Her own cabin has a pink sofa, white furniture, plenty of crystals, fragrant white candles and a Hello Kitty and Smirk to enhance the Disney effect.
“Indian cinema is all about creating fantasies so I didn’t want a corporate look for my office but a chilled out make-believe world where people were free to let loose the child in them,” she smiles, pointing to a terrace with a canopy and lanterns that extended the work space.
Post Diwali, Ameesha will be one busy lady. Besides her two productions, she will start work on Race 2 from November 5, and 10 days later, will flag off another suspense thriller with Neil Nitin Mukesh: “And there’s another big announcement coming up in November. It’s an exciting time for me.”
And what about marriage? She retorts, “Marriage was on the cards two years ago. Currently, I’m blissfully single.”