Amrita Rao has turned over a new leaf. The actress with the girl next door image is going for a serious image makeover and is making heads swivel with her new hot and happening image. She was recently spotted walking the ramp in a fashion show, and guess what she was wearing? A backless outfit which had the male audience cheering wildly. Now the big question that arises… is her makeover here to stay?
You might think she’s mommy’s girl, but Amrita Rao loves being by herself, too. “I loved the feeling of independence; when I was in US recently. I realised how much I value it. I love the feeling of being able to walk on the streets freely on my own, travel to any place I want to, dress up just the way I want, without worrying about who’s watching me or what will they think about me. I guess that’s what I enjoy the most when I go abroad. That does not mean I don’t like my friends and family around. They are an important part of my life,” she says. Well dear, this is just a small price to pay for being a star.
Amrita Rao spent a quiet birthday this year by visiting Shirdi with her uncle and his family. So no party, no merry-making? “For me, being with my family and praying for what I have is far more important than looking out for a good time,” said the svelte actress, who turned 26 two days back. “But yes, I got more SMS, and calls to wish me on this birthday than ever before, thanks to Vivah. The whole day I was busy replying to the messages and greetings.” Amrita has just completed a Telugu film. “It’s titled Athidi. I’m paired opposite Namrata Shirodkar’s husband Mahesh Babu who’s the biggest star of Telugu cinema.”
Post her charismatic performance in Sooraj Barjatya’s hit 2006 film Vivah, Amrita has been looking for the right roles. “Language is no barrier. The important thing is to do work that will take me beyond Vivah.”
She has been travelling so much that she seems a little lost these days. To make matters worse, recently when she was in the US, for a fashion show, Amrita Rao lost her cell-phone and no one could connect with her. “It was a huge problem for me. It’s a long story. I was in New York and Atlanta – both of which are fun cities. I didn’t get to party or gamble… I didn’t have any time. I’ve realised that you can’t visit New York for such a short time to enjoy; you have to stay there and soak in the spirit of the city. The next time around, I am sure I’ll hang on for longer. And stay connected, too,” says Amrita. Well girl, the next time you’re lost…we hope you’re lost with that someone special. Good idea, right? But till then we hope you don’t lose to many things.
After a month-long vacation in the US, Amrita Rao is back to the heat and dust of Mumbai. She was out with her family to attend a wedding and to travel around America; it was her first trip to that part of the world, so she was doubly excited. The gal is completely overawed by that country, and she can’t stop raving about it. Of course, catching her on the phone is dicey now; with a jet-lag you don’t know when she’s in bed and when she’s out of it. And it’s always great to be back in your own cosy bed back home. We’re sure she’s been missing all the action in tinsel town, too. Well, girl wake up quick, there’s lot of gupshup for you to catch up with!