As some of you may have heard, actress Ameesha Patel has launched her production company Ameesha Patel Productions (APP) on 23rd April last year and she announced her line up a couple of months later; two untitled projects with David Dhawan and Priyadarshan respectively. However, it appears that Ameesha and her business partner Kuunal Goomer had a change of plans and will now begin a film titled Same 2 Same first, featuring Ameesha in a double role. According to sources, Goomer came up with the idea of a modern take on Seeta Aur Geeta and ChaalBaaz in which Patel will be donning both Indian and Western avatars. Goomer, however denied any similarity between the films but did say that they will pay homage to a popular 90′s number in this film. They are currently in the scripting stages and will announce the director and the principal cast this month itself and Goomer confirmed that the project will go on floors by February end.
Kuunal, who had met Ameesha through his textile business since over a decade, admitted that she was initially hesitant about delving into film production. “I’ve known Ameesha for ten years and since three years been pushing her towards production.. Finally she agreed. I always felt she deserves much more,” revealed Goomer ensuring that APP’s aim is to deliver quality films with good content. “APP will make Ameesha do roles that need talent, which she has immense and not just stand in a bikini or skimpy clothes singing songs,” he added.
Apart from the production front, Patel has managed to bag some interesting offers lately. She landed a role in the much awaited multi-starrer Race 2, which is being filmed as we speak. The film is a sequel to Abbas-Mustan’s 2008 hit film Race, which was heavily borrowed from Hollywood flick Goodbye Lover. Ameesha has also completed the first schedule of Neil Nitin Mukesh starrer, Shortcut Romeo, which sees her in a negative role for the first time, and is set to begin filming for Sunny Deol’s Bhaiyyaji Superhit within this week. Patel is very happy that everything is going according to plan, “I have had such a beautiful year. Everything I had planned has worked out. My plate is full with films. And I’m very excited about it,” she says.
With such a fantastic line up, we certainly hope that Ameesha makes a Gadar comeback to the Bollywood silver screen so that the audiences can say Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai to her once more!