Amrita Rao, the actress who usually essayed roles along the likes of a girl-next-door or a college-girl in movies like Ishq Vishq and Main Hoon Na , Shikhar, Vivah says she’s up for challenging roles like the one she played in Satyagraha.
She played the role of a school teacher in Prakash Jha’s recent release Satyagraha, where she was seen as Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter-in-law; aiding him in his fight against the system. The actress is happy with the reception Satyagraha got and she now wants to take a leap in her career and play strong roles.
“Satyagraha brought the actress out in me and I am proud to be a part of this film. After this whatever I do, it will have to be interesting, better and challenging than this film. This film has opened lot of doors for me as an actress,” Amrita told PTI in an interview.
Released on August 30, the political drama has reportedly grossed over Rs 60 crore at the box office despite the fact that it got moderate reviews.
“I don’t believe in any crore club. It is great to see such a phenomenal response to a film of this kind. I am overwhelmed. I am thankful to Prakash Jha for choosing me for this project and pushing me to give my best. I gave a lot for this film, I feel it added another feather in my cap,” Amrita said. “Sharing screen space with Mr Bachchan was a dream come true. This will be one of the highlights of my portfolio,” the 32 year old actress added.
Satyagraha is Amrita’s second release of 2013. Her first release this year – Jolly LLB - also got a good response at the box office. She will be seen next in her third film of the year, the big budgeted Singh Sahab the Great where she’s paired with Sunny Deol.