Ameesha Patel was a good choice to open the SeamEdu state of the art academy – a college that plans to offer courses in animation amongst other things.
“I have a great interest in animation and I happy to be a part of something so educational,” she says. “I feel someday we are going to have state-of-the-art technology better than Hollywood.”
Ameesha enjoyed watching a two-minute animated feature of herself prepared for the opening by the students of the college and confessed that her own animated favourites were Bal Ganesh and Bal Hanuman. “Animation is a great and interesting format,” she explains, “In fact I learnt my Amar Chitra Katha series through its animated version.”
Ameesha, whose career got off to a great start with awards for Gadar: Ek Prem Katha and Kaho Na…Pyaar Hai, has seen her career experience an upswing lately with strong appearances in movies such as Elaan, Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic, Ankahee, Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd and Bhool Bhulaiyya.
She talks enthusiastically about her two upcoming movies Chatur Singh: Two Star and Run Bhola Run. “Chatur Singh is a laugh riot where I play the lady love of Sanjay Dutt. If Munnabhai MBBS made Sanjay popular as Munnabhai, then this film will make him popular as Chatur Singh,” she says.
Ameesha, who graduated in the US and is an Economics gold medallist, has not always had it easy in Bollywood but now feels more comfortable about her position.
“It has been a process of growth for me,” she says, “When I came into the industry, I had no one to advise me. I was a babe in the woods who wanted to try her hand at everything. Now I know the kind of people I want to work with.”