Amrita Puri makes her Bollywood debut as Shefali Thakkur, a simple girl who Sonam Kapoor, playing Aisha helps go hip in Anil Kapoor's production.
She's a newbie with no film connections. But Amrita has been a model and has acted in plays. Her father, Aditya Puri is the HDFC Bank head honcho. So there were apprehensions when she announced that she wanted to act.
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Her father had his reservations but finally gave into the Mumbai girl who studied at Bombay Scottish School and St Xavier's College.
How Aisha Happened
Aisha came her way through an SMS when friend o f hers forwarded her a message informing about the auditions for the character. After a round of auditions, Amrita was on!
First Shot !
For her first shot, she had to tuck into platefuls of spicy chopsey at 6 am. Since it took several takes to get the shot right, she ended up eating so much chopsey that she felt nauseous!
Her Character in The Film
She is a simple character who morphs into this mod girl.
'I am the film's second lead and did think about it. But the role is such that wherever there is Aisha, there is Shefali.'
At the moment, Amrita is looking forward to the movie's release on August 6. 'My family and friends are excited to see me on screen. Aisha is my first step in Bollywood and I hope to take many more such steps in it.'