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I've always been selective: Amisha

Amisha Patel takes on the "difficult" role of a mute girl in her next film.

india Updated: Feb 22, 2006 16:17 IST

It's notevery day that you get interesting characters to portray in an acting career,” begins Ameesha Patel when you ask her what prompted her to sign up for a typical commercial film like Harry Baweja’s Teesri Aankh- The Hidden Camera. “Teesri Aankh is a suspense thriller, in which I’m playing a mute who witnesses a murder.

She’s at a disadvantage because of her handicap. I prepared to portray a mute by learning sign language, which is not easy.” Interestingly Patel’s sign language teacher is the same person who taught Rani Mukerji for Black.

Thrilled to be working with her Gadar co-star Sunny Deol again, Patel says, “Sunny is professional as ever. But one thing I must say is that he’s only getting better with age. Contrary to the serious and sober impression most have of him, he’s a very warm person with a good sense of humour.” Having mentioned the elder Deol, she can’t resist mentioning the younger one. “Bobby is a fantastic co-star to work with. I’m looking forward to the release of Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai in which I star with him and Arjun Rampal. It’s a wonderful film.” Despite the delay in the Cineyug film, Patel remains optimistic. “The film still looks freshn. It’s sad that the co-producer and director Bunty Soorma passed away while shooting was in progress. But it’s his dream which has been realised and I hope it does well.”

Amisha Patel will be next seen in Harry Baweja’s Teesri Aankh - The Hidden Camera. She plays a mute girl in the film.

Another delayed release will be Anubhav Sinha’s

Tathastu,

opposite Sanjay Dutt. “After

Gadar

, I’m playing a mother once again, in a very perfor mance-oriented role,” she says, adding, “It’s a very real story about a couple’s struggle to save their child from a fatal ailment. A story that people will easily relate to as it shows how far a couple can go when their child’s life is at stake.” Denzel Washington-starrer

John Q

anyone?

Ms Patel fir mly believes that “half the battle is won when an actor is signed to play the part because he/she fits the role perfectly. Before you can perform convincingly, you have to first look convincing in that role.” Patel is also very excited about the Vikram Bhatt-directed Ankahee.

Based on incidents from Bhatt’s own life, Patel plays the character inspired by his ex-wife. “You know that it’s based on real instances and characters inspired from real life. What would happen if a husband were attracted to another woman? It’s about relationships, the complications that people get into, how they affect one another and how they’re sorted out,” she says.

With films like Dharmesh Darshan’s Aap Ke Khatir and Farhan Akhtar’s Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd in her kitty, Patel seems to be on a high. “I haven’t signed too many films.

I’ve always believed in doing selective films with scope to perform. I’m in the process of signing two more interest ing films. That’s it.” Talking of her personal life, Patel was away on Valentine’s Day, shooting for Aap Ke Khatir in London. “I’ve always worked on Valentine’s Day,” concludes the workaholic Patel.