EXCLUSIVE: Amrita Rao on REJECTING big films: Have no regrets, was not comfortable doing kissing scenes
amrita rao is one of the finest actresses in the Indian Film Industry. With her ‘girl-next-door’ image in Ishq Vishq, Main Hoon Na and Vivah, Amrita won millions of hearts. After a sabbatical of 6 years, Amrita got back to the screens with Thackrey in 2019. In an interview with Bollywood Bubble, Amrita shared what kept her away from Bollywood. Amrita Rao opened up on rejecting big Bollywood films, as she was not comfortable with kissing scenes.
The actress shared, “I think I have always found myself refusing more projects than committing to them, especially. I am not saying that all my choices were absolutely right. There were some big films that I said no to which I kind of regret. Maybe I should have done it because my reasons then were perhaps valid to me as a teenager. But, if you looked at it in a broader picture, I felt that I wish I would have somebody who would have advised me.”
She added, “After Vivaah especially, I would not say that I was typecast fully, but I was. I was getting good roles which were modern also. For me what happened was, we were in a phase at that time when suddenly the whole game was changing for actresses. Actresses were suddenly becoming all hot, sexy and sensual. And the whole trend of kissing scenes had started. So, I found myself in a position where I had to decide whether I want to compromise on Amrita Rao for that role or viva versa.”
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“I had the biggest of production houses coming to me with roles where they said that they want me to be an in-house artiste with them. Those were huge opportunities. But, again as I said Amrita Rao has always chosen to ride against the tide. Because comfort was everything to me, it was sacred to me. And for me, comfort was a priority. I was also in a relationship and for me, that was a priority. I declined those offers because I knew that it will not work out for us,” she concluded.
On the personal front, Amrita Rao is married to RJ Anmol. After dating each other for 7 years, the couple tied the knot in 2016. In November 2020, they became proud parents of a Baby boy, Veer.