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‘I bonded with Sonam’

Amrita Puri, the behenji in Aisha, says it was tough playing the character and she had to do a lot of homework but she had a ball on the sets. Read on...

entertainment Updated: Jul 14, 2010 13:52 IST
Neha Sharma
Neha Sharma
Hindustan Times

She had to get bushy eyebrows stuck on hers, watch one film a day, read Jane Austen’s


and attend 30 hours of workshop to prepare for the role of a




. Debutant actress Amrita Puri, says that it was tough playing the character.

Puri, who plays the second lead in the film, says, “Every day at the shoot, they would attach a thick plat to my head, it weighed a kilo and gave me a headache. The make up artist stuck real bushy hair to my eyebrows to give me the look of Shefali, a small town girl from Haryana.” Puri says that her director, Rajshri Ojha, made sure she did her homework. “I watched films like

Jab We Met


Guddi, Cruel Intention


Namak Mirch

to prepare for the role.


There is no similarity between me and Shefali; I grew up in Mumbai and have never come across a small-town girl. I had to look for common ground between her and me,” she says. The model-turned-actress, in fact, got the film through social networking website Facebook.

“A friend forwarded me a message on Facebook that Anil Kapoor was making an adaptation of


, and I went for the auditions. I was told that 350 girls had been auditioned and no one was chosen. Thankfully, I got the role,” informs Puri.

The actress also bonded with Sonam Kapoor while filming for the movie in Delhi. “We were the only ones who shot throughout in Delhi. Other actors kept coming and going but we had scenes everyday. Even before we started filming, I used to meet Sonam at the office everyday. So yeah, we bonded,” she asserts.

Her favourite person from the team, however is Abhay Deol. “He is fabulous and very chilled out. It is a pleasure to watch him deliver his lines. I would definitely like to work with him again,” Puri says.

First Published: Jul 11, 2010 16:37 IST