Ameesha Patel is in the news again after the sequel to her superhit film Gadar: Ek Prem Katha. The actress is reprising her role of Sakina opposite Sunny Deol in the film. In a recent interview with an online portal the actress opened up about a lot of things from her professional to her personal life. However, her statements about Kareena Kapoor Khan and how there was never bad blood between them years after their alleged feud made headlines are grabbing all the eyeballs. She also spoke about her first co-star Hrithik Roshan and how media termed her ‘snobbish and arrogant’ as she came in a Mercedes while Hrithik came to sets in a Maruti.
Here are some of the things that Ameesha spoke during the interview.
Ameesha says she came in Mercedes, Hrithik in Maruti
Ameesha comes from an illustrious family and hence always had the privilege of being one of the elites. During the interview, she shared how people made fun of the fact that she came on Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai shoot in a Mercedes while Hrithik came in a Maruti. Ameesha said, “I used to read a book. I am a bookworm. I can read a book in three days. So I used to get told that Ameesha ji is very arrogant, pata nahi apne aap ko kya samajhti hai (Don’t know what she thinks of herself). Just because she is from a big khandaan, on the first day of shoot she came driving in a Mercedes. They used to make fun that Hrithik came in a Maruti, Ameesha came in a Mercedes. But there was nothing to show off. That was my upbringing, my hobby. I was never brought up to talk bad or ill about anyone."
Ameesha spoke about her snobbish image
Ameesha shared how she was portrayed as “arrogant and snobbish and this typical South Bombay rich brat.” She reckons it was because she did not indulge in idle gossip on the sets and kept mostly to herself engrossed in a book. She said, “I was portrayed as arrogant and snobbish and this typical south Bombay rich brat. Because on the sets, I would not indulge in idle gossip and bitching about people or talking them down. Someone else has a hit, I would always be happy that he or she has done a great job.”
Ameesha’s comments on the feud with Kareena Kapoor Khan
Kareena and Ameesha started their career at the same time with Refugee and Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai. In fact, Ameesha replaced Kareena in KNPH after things did not work out for the latter. Ever since, Ameesha and Kareena have been pitted against each other in the media. Talking about the alleged feud, Ameesha said, “I have no enemies. In fact when Kareena looks stunning in some song or some film and delivers a great performance, I actually tell my closest friends that ‘wow, she has done a brilliant job.’ I think she is a tremendously beautiful woman, amazing actress and I have nothing against her.”
Responding to Kareena’s comments that Ameesha is a bad actor
During the time, it was reported that Kareena had called Ameesha a bad actor after watching her in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai. Reacting to this jibe, Ameesha said, “I said I have no comments. I will only have positive things to say about her because I don’t know her enough to talk ill. All I know of her is her work and I think it’s great. She has certain opinions about me? It’s fine, let her be entitled to them and I don’t even know whether she said it or the media escalated it.”
Ameesha admits being close to Kareena’s father Randhir Kapoor
Ameesha revealed that she is close to Kareena’s father Randhir Kapoor and said, “As far as with her father, he is a gem. I love his company and he adores me. Every 15 days he will check on me and when I meet Kareena even publicly, we don’t share any enmity at all, we are very cordial with each other. In fact, I have worked with Saif in two films.”
Ameesha’s suggestion on starring in a film with Kareena
The actress revealed that she had even proposed the idea of starring in a film with Kareena to end the feud rumours. She said in the interview, “In fact, when Kareena had just given birth to Taimur, I was like ‘Kareena everyone wants me and you to do a film together and I think we should. It will be amazing for the audiences to see because for so long they have pitted me and you against each other that we should shock the world into it’. She was like ‘ya but I need to lose a lot of weight na’.”