How Amrita Rao lost Krrish?

Amrita and Hrithik didn't gel on screen and the lady had to walk out of the film.
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Published on Feb 18, 2006 08:50 PM IST
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None | ByJohhny D (, Mumbai

Amrita Rao has come a long way since her debut Ab Ke Baras. She has a hattrick of hits in her resume (Ishq Vishk, Masti and Mian Hoon Naa), Amrita Rao is riding high as the lucky mascot for various filmmakers. In fact, few may know that Amrita Rao was the first choice of Rakesh Roshan for Krrish!

Smiling and with her childlike innocence Amrita says, “I must be really lucky because the Roshans (Rakesh, Hrithik and Suzanne) have loved all my films and I am the favourite of their family. It feels so good because the family is known for giving hits after hits!” So what went wrong? Why she was not in their Krrish?

A little sad but firmly believing in destiny, Amrita discloses, “Hrithik and me did a photo shoot and unfortunately the chemistry was missing as I was looking too young for him. I don’t have any hard feelings about loosing Krrish because I strongly believe destiny leads each individual in life.” She composes herself and adds, “I may work with them in their next movie (smiles). And can you believe it Rakesh Roshan is my fan (laughs)?”

Mahesh Manjrekar’s Vaah Life Ho to Aisi and John Matthew Mathan’s Shikhar, both opposite Shahid Kapoor, two of Amrita Rao’s movies released in December 2005 bombed at the box-office. A mention of Shahid brings a smile on her face as she declares, “Hey, wait a minute! As everybody knows Shahid and Kareena are madly in love with each other, I am really safe. After Ishq Vishk became hit, our pairing was liked by most of the filmmakers in the industry. So with John Mathew Mathan’s movie, we have completed a hattrick as co-stars (laughs)!” Amrita is also doing Sooraj Barjatya’s Vivaah with Shahid Kapoor once again and then there is E Niwas' My Name is Anthony Gnsalves!

After the success of Masti and Main Hoon Naa, why did Amrita keep so low? She says, “It’s not that I didn’t get offers after the hits but I have always been focussed as to what kind of films I would work in. Offers were aplenty but like I said, I want to be associated with good filmmakers and good films. Honestly, I am not in a hurry or desperate to act in number of films. I am happy and content with my career and that is the most important factor of my life.”

While her co-stars Shahid and Zayed Khan have been leading a terrific love life, what about Amrita Rao? Is there someone special whom she is hiding from the media and the world? She laughs her heart out and says remorsefully, “There’s no love life boss!” A why makes her shoot again, “I guess because my on screen love life is so colourful and beautiful that I really don’t feel the need of love in my real life.”

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