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I haven't met Shahid for long: Amrita Rao

Refuting rumours that she is the reason behind Kareena and Shahid's break-up Amrita Rao says her career is her priority right now as Princy Jain chats with her.

india Updated: Jan 05, 2008 12:27 IST
Princy Jain
Princy Jain
Hindustan Times

After her break-up, Kareena Kapoor might have found solace in Saif Ali Khan. But a lot is brewing on the other side. Recently, one of the Mumbai dailies reported that Amrita Rao is the reason behind Kareena and Shahid's break-up.

What's more, the report also says that the duo are going steady and recently went to see a late night film shom When HT City spoke to Rao, the actress rubbished the rumours.

Denial mode

Contrary to the reports that Shahid and Amrita have been spending 'quality time together', Rao says, "I haven't met Shahid since November 1. Sooraj sir, Shahid and I were together at the Mehboob Studios, for the interviews regarding the television premiere of



The actress adds, "Post November, I was in Jaisalmer for 25 days and after that I've been travelling for the promotion of my next film,

My Name is Anthony Gonsalves

. I don't have time to switch on television, and watching a movie is like a luxury to me right now"

No hard feelings

Amrita denies sharing bad vibes with Kareena Kapoor.

"If one remembers, Kareena went out of the way to appreciate our performance in


. Most of my films have been with Shahid and she has been very sweet to me," says Rao.

"I don't have any Godfather in the industry Right now: my work is my priority and I have a lot to do."

On a high



turned out to be a significant film for its lead couple. While Shahid won accolades for

Jab We Met

, Amrita's Telugu film


raked in big moolah at the box office.

<b1>Next in the queue is

My Name...

"I play a Catholic working girl in the film," says Amrita.

"Both Shahid and I are mature professionals to understand the nuances of being in public eye," she says, "after having spent five years in the industry I know how to live with such rumours."

Amrita admits to have grown up in the industry and is enjoying every bit of it. "When I joined the industry, there were many who came along. They have vanished today. I've been fortunate to survive and grow along. Now, one realises that time has passed, when I work with freshers like Nikhil [Dwivedi] and Harman [Baweja]. It's a great time in my career, and I want to make the most of it."