Amrita Rao’s next is a comedic costume drama

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Amrita Rao is one of Bollywood’s up and coming actresses, who is known for her girl next door image; think Ishq Vishk, think Vivaah. However, she is ready to stretch her wings by taking on some new roles. Her next film has her playing a small town girl but her character in Welcome To Sajjanpur is a new avatar for the young actress.

The film is directed by one of the greats, Shyam Benegal and co-stars Shreyas Talpade. About her role in the comedy Amrita told TOI, “This is the first time I am playing such a rustic character. My character, Kamla, is a potter and is uneducated. It is a costume drama and we also had to adapt to the Bagilkhandi accent. I’m very excited about the film.”

Adding, “Yes, I have played a small town girl in Vivaah. But I have never played a total uneducated gaonwali, which I play in this film. It was quite fascinating.”

Amrita was honored to work with both Benegal and Shreyas Talpade, “I’ve grown up watching his (Benegal) films and Zubeidaa is my favourite film. I feel fortunate to work not only with him, but an actor like Shreyas Talpade too, who is also a part of the project. It was a m

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