The daughter of Kumar Mangat Pathak, Amita Pathak, is all set to debut in a movie ‘Aakrosh where she will be sharing the screen space with veteran Ajay Devgan and Akshaye Khanna. Her producer dad has produced the film where she would be playing the character of girl who becomes the victim of honor killing.
Talking about her movie she says, “A case of honor killing took place in my dad’s village, which disturbed him a lot. Around the same time, we came across this script and he immediately wanted to produce it. My character is that of a simple, soft hearted girl. She is one of the reasons why Ajay and Akshaye come to solve the case.”
Amita is being directed by the extremely talented director of the industry, Priyadarshan. “He is so quick with his shots. He knows exactly what he wants. I don’t remember a single shot which took more than two – three retakes. He helped me a lot and never made me feel like a newcomer,” Amita was quoted praising her director of the film.
Along with Amita, the film features Ajay Devgan , Akshaye Khanna and Bipasha Basu that proves to be an icing on the cake. “Ajay has been a family friend for many years. So there is a certain comfort level. And no he didn’t play pranks on me. As for Akshaye he doesn’t talk much, but he’s a keen observer,” she says about her co stars.
Amita is a talented producer as she has shown her talent in “Atithi tum kab jaoge” which featured Ajay Devgan. But she has chosen to come in front of the camera this time rather being at the backstage. Why? “Acting is my passion, while production is something that I have learnt over the years. I am equally passionate about it. When I get another interesting script, I will definitely produce it.” She says. Oh that means acting and production goes hand in hand for Amita.
Ask her why did she choose to come in front of the camera this time only and she answers that she felt strongly about the character that she is playing in the film. Will she be a part of film production also? “I have been associated with “Aakrosh” as an actor, but now that the shoot is over I am over-looking the promotions etc.,” she says.
Atta Girl. Now this is the real second inning for Amita where she will be seen acting and promoting the film simultaneously.