The Asian Age
‘I stay away from competition’
Actress Amrit Maghera makes her singing debut in the film, Mad About Dance
There’s more to the beautiful actress Amrit Maghera than meets the eye. She recently made her debut with Mad About Dance ( MAD) opposite her ex Sahil Prem, who directed the film as well. Dressed in jeans and a knotted check shirt, Amrit kept her look very simple and her answers short and crisp.
Not many know that besides modelling, and now acting, Amrit has also made her debut in singing. She sang Ishq ka bukhar ( in MAD) and when she was requested by media professionals to sing a few lines, hesitant at first, Amrit crooned a few lines
from the song.
This London- based professional model- turned- actress already has her kitty full of films. Talking about her future projects, she shares, “I am playing a lead role in Pan
Nalin’s Angry Indian Goddesses and will also appear in the feature film, Amar Akbar & Tony directed by Atul Malhotra.”
Having recently shot for the lead role in Goreyan Nu Dafa Karo opposite singer Amrinder Gill, when asked if acting in Punjabi was any different, she says, “I can speak Punjabi, though not very well, but the experience of working in a Punjabi film was good.”
Talking about her background in dance and how modelling opened up more opportunities for her, Amrit says, “I have a professional dance background and have danced for the likes of Guns n’ Roses and Kanye West. Even though I am a trained dancer, I had to learn break dance for MAD and it was definitely not an easy experience. I met with a mod- elling agency here and soon got a work opportunity with a popular cosmetics brand.”
Upon asking if she prefers to model or act and who inspires her, Amrit reveals, “I would prefer acting more than modelling. The fashion industry is huge here, without a doubt, but I am focussed about my future in films. I was lucky to have got Lakme, but I knew in my heart that I wanted to be a performer. My parents have always encouraged me to follow my heart. I’ve worked very hard to reach here and also did an acting course from Barry John’s acting school. Even though I’ve only seen Devdas, I am keen to explore and learn. I don’t have any one inspiration and I get inspired by everyday things.” Interestingly, she has been tagged by Harper’s Bazaar India as ‘ one of the most promising newcomer actresses this year’. Asked who she rates as competition, Amrit replies, “I stay away from competition. But I do like Kangna Ranaut and her films. I am not restricting myself as an actor, I am open to doing anything that excites me — be it an action, a historical film or even an arty type of film.”
I have a professional dance background and have danced for the likes of Guns n’ Roses and Kanye West