Ameesha Patel finds anti-hero role tough

Last Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013 15:14 hrs
Salman Khan. Jacqueline Fernandez, Kick, Shortcut Romeo, Puja Gupta, Ameesha Patel, Susi Ganeshan, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Rooh Afza, Ram Charan Teja, Jiah Khan. Suraj Pancholi, Sooraj Pancholi, Athiya Shetty, Suniel Shetty, Neetu Chandra, Tulisa Constavlos, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Ram Leela, Sunny Leone, Tanisha Mukherjee

Ameesha Patel turns into a baddie for her forthcoming film Shortcut Romeo and asserts it was challenging for her to play an anti-hero role as it has drained her emotionally and physically.

"Anti-hero role is always challenging. Like Shah Rukh Khan's role in 'Baazigar' and 'Darr'. Whenever you break a norm to do something, it is always challenging," Ameesha said here Thursday in an interview.

"To not do a typical heroine, to look sophisticated rich woman and beautiful despite being in a negative role is a tough job because you might cross the line and look like a vamp.

"So, it was a physically and emotionally tiring film for me to do because of the dangerous dialogues, looks, manipulative eyes - all this I haven't done before," added the 38-year-old.

Meanwhile, lead actor of the film Neil Nitin Mukesh states that "Shortcut Romeo" might be a remake of director Susi Ganeshan's Tamil film "Thiruttu Payale", but it is "a very different film - be it the scale or characterisation".

"Only some aspects of the original story have been used by Susi, but there are very unique things in this one. I believe 'Shortcut Romeo' is a fresh film," added the actor.

"Shortcut Romeo" also stars Puja Gupta and hits theatres June 21.

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