I get excited; actually, super excited when I hear this quote from Amrita Rao, “The option for men to date Amrita Rao is open, why not?” So, it proves that Rao isn’t getting married, not that I know of. But as of now, both her personal life and professional life are going a bit off track, again, courtesy – the little birdy. While Love U… Mr. Kalakaar hasn’t opened well at the box office, her personal life is in a mess leading to tittle-tattle about her assumed relationship with some American doctor. “That is ridiculous and I don’t know where these rumours begin to spread from, what’s the epicentre of the rumour. By doing fewer films doesn’t mean that I am going to tie the knot. That’s insane and I really find it outrageously stupid. There are so many actresses who are senior to me who haven’t tied the knot. Why should I be the one getting hitched so early? My focus is films right now and I will be here for a few years to come,” Rao reacts.
On further tickling her rumour she explains and exclaims, “If there is a rumour about me getting linked with somebody, why the hell do you have to conclude marriage the next second? What’s more surprising is the fact that audiences after reading such stories take it seriously. I don’t think everything that gets printed or uploaded as news or gossip is true and we all know that! I totally believe that I am career oriented and I have no plans of getting married and I am very clear about that. ”
But when asked her reactions to the opening of While Love U… Mr. Kalakaar so far, she stands by her film, “My reaction so far is that in the Rajshree Production House, we weren’t looking for a bumper opening. We were looking at something what Vivaah did. It was a slow and steady rise back then. Vivaah didn’t get a great opening but the small towns loved it. From the feedback that we are getting, Jaipur, Nagpur and the hard core Rajshree audience domain haven’t been that bad.”
She further adds showing concerns that Indian cinema is missing out on its age-old traditional going audience, “I hope that the stereo-type clichÃ© cinema stand its own ground because if they don’t, then films that are very classic and niche will only rule the box office. If that happens, youth will be the only ones who’ll go and enjoy cinema and we will be losing the traditional touch with our audiences. We do not want to lose value, tradition and respect that come from our culture that we bring onto our cinemas.”
Over the last half a decade or even more, Amrita has carved out a niche for herself but she now, feels the need to divert her traditional image. And finally the actress reveals her suspense. “I would love to attempt genres that I haven’t, like a suspense thriller.”