Source: HT News Service
Published on: July 18, 2023


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Ameesha Patel discloses her encounter with Rakesh Roshan at a wedding post her return from Boston, where her family had to inform him that it was indeed Ameesha.

Ameesha Patel is all set to return to the silver screen with Gadar 2: The Katha Continues. She had made her big Bollywood debut opposite Hrithik Roshan in 2000 film Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai. It was directed by Rakesh Roshan. Ameesha has now revealed how she was signed for the film within two days of being noticed by Rakesh Roshan at a wedding but not being recognized by him in one go.

Actor-turned-director Rakesh Roshan had directed Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai and launched Hrithik into films. The movie turned out to be a blockbuster with gross worldwide collection of ₹67 crore 23 years ago.

How she signed her first film

During her recent visit on The Kapil Sharma Show, Ameesha was asked about a rumour that she was just 14-15 when she was spotted by Rakesh Roshan who was interesting in casting her in a film. She said, “That is true but when he mentioned this I was just 14-15 year-old. He said that he wanted to cast me with Hrithik. My family was not ready and they denied it as we belonged to a political-business background and I was going to Boston to study.”

“But then when I returned from Boston, we were again at a wedding and I was leaving, when Rakesh uncle came. At first, he couldn’t recognise me and he asked and my family said, ‘This is Ameesha, she just returned from Boston. In two days I had signed Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai’s contract and in a week’s time I was shooting,” she said according to ETimes.

More about Ameesha Patel

After making her acting debut with Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, Ameesha delivered yet another blockbuster in Gadar: Ek Prem Katha in 2001. She was seen as a Pakistani woman named Sakina, opposite Sunny Deol who played an Indian Sikh, Tara Singh. The two are now reprising their roles in Gadar 2 which also marks the debut of their onscreen son Charanjeet (Utkarsh Sharma) as an adult. The film will release in theatres on August 11 and will clash with Akshay Kumar’s OMG 2.

Disclaimer: Except the headline and synopsis, this story has been taken from the HT News Service