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Ram Gopal Verma's new find - Amruta Khanvilkar..

One of the new faces that emerged out of Zee Cinestars Ki Khoj, Amruta Khanvilkar is on Cloud Nine as she will be seen as the main lead in Ram Gopal Verma's upcoming films, Contract and Phoonk...

2008-04-29T12:34:00Z

Reality shows in music have created stars overnight, but none of them could really make it big in the industry. However, in case of Zee Cinestars Ki Khoj, it seems to be just the opposite. It did not create stars overnight, but most of the finalists have managed to get a foothold in the industry. Few cases in point are Sharad Malhotra, Divyanka Tripathi, Uvika Chowdhury, Naman Shaw and Aditi Sharma. Next in line to make it big is the sweet-faced Amruta Khanvilkar – till now known for shows like Bollywood Tonight and Ada.

Her career has taken a quantum jump with Ram Gopal Verma announcing Amruta as the leading lady in his next two films – Contract and Phoonk. After Urmila, Antara Mali, Nisha Kothari and Jiah Khan, Amruta seems to be the new face in the RGV team.

So how did she manage to get this role? "I had worked in a film called Hattrick earlier. The assistant director of that film recommended my name to RGV and then I was called for an audition. He liked my performance and gave me a compliment that I am capable of playing roles of different ages, which is exactly what my roles in Contract and Phoonk depict," recollects Amruta.

"In Contract, I am playing the role of a young and bubbly girl, while in Phoonk my role is that of a mature woman with a de-glamorized look. I have two newcomers cast opposite me – Saurav Mahajan (in Contract) and Sudhir Sanjiv (in Phoonk) respectively," says Amruta. The announcement of Amruta being RGV's latest find comes pretty late considering the fact that both the films are close to completion. "Contract is scheduled for a release in June, while Phoonk will take few more months," informs the pretty actress.

How was it working with RGV? "Contrary to the popular belief, RGV is not a very hard taskmaster and gives a lot of freedom to the actors. For instance, he would come, narrate the character to me and set his expectations. After that, I had to enact the scene and then he would comment on whether it is right or wrong. However, I must admit that the atmosphere on the sets was pretty serious and everybody worked very intensely," explains the latest craze of Ramu.

Author: Srabanti Chakrabarti


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Priya_SD
Priya_SD 12 years ago i dont really remember her...but congrats and the ppul frum that show r doin gr8, like sharad, divyanka, yuvika, abhishek etc
glamritz
glamritz 12 years ago tht's good! at least these contestants are making a nname for themselves...

Others include yuvika choudhary, shraddha arya, preeti amin (quite popular in the south), sudeepa singh, aditi sharma, divyanka tripathi,muskaan,gargi .. i've seen all these girls on tv n films! they are nt out of work. And among the guys..naman shaw n abhishek awasthi and sharad r doing good.. mohit chadda and mohit daga too did films n serials.. n bhaumik is a model nw..
wackysharu
wackysharu 12 years ago she is reallly cute... was in bhabhi also for a few epis...
Ranbirrocks
Ranbirrocks 12 years ago Good for Amruta...she was a good actress and proved herself in Zeecinestars also.....

BTW how can Tellybuzz forget the most famous Abhishek- Rakhi Sawant's beau in the list of successful contestants (wink wink)
kothra
kothra 12 years ago Wow..she looks pcool..will she be siccessful like urmila?
yipee
yipee 12 years ago i dont remember her from the show...but anyways all the best to her
shizajaved
shizajaved 12 years ago She is pretty. =)) but i dunno which show are you talking about :$ since we dun get zee channel here na... :$
smallwonder
smallwonder 12 years ago She used to be very good on the show... I wish the others too got a chance - Simran, Mohit - they used to look awesome together... Anyhow, all the best to her although RGV is not too tempting a choice lol...
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