The perky Amruta Khanvilkar is the surprise package in Amol Palekar's Dhoosar.
Considering her pretty, glamourous image and Palekar's sensitive, social themes, one wonders if the twain will match.
“Of course,” shoots back Amruta. “I'm playing a small but important role of Karla, who is the girl friend of Upendra sir's (Limaye) character in the movie.”
Talking more about the role, Amruta says, “I am deeply in love with Arjun (Upendra's character). She wants him to settle in life and is always searching job/occupation for him. They meet Suhasini (Reema Lagoo) accidentally and sensing her helplessness, they move into her house as caregivers. Karla's character is positive to begin with, but when Arjun gets emotionally entangled with Suhasini and lets job opportunities pass by, she becomes resentful and breaks-up with him.”
Amruta says the character's blunt and practical outlook appealed to her and that's why she jumped at the chance to act in Dhoosar.
“Of course I couldn't say no to Amol Palekar's movie. It shows his faith in me,” she smiles.
Palekar too is happy with Amruta's performance and says, “After this movie, Amruta will be known as an actress. It will help in shedding her 'vajle ki bara' image.”
We will know if Palekar's faith in Amruta isn't misplaced after the movie releases. But, Amruta is happy with the roles she has bagged and the way her career is shaping.
“After Dhoosar, I have Abhay Sarpotdar's Satrangi Re in which I play a radio jockey. Then I have Sujay Dahake's Shala, based on Milind Bokil's novel by the same name. I have also acted in Zee TV's Zakaas,” says Amruta ticking of the list.
That's surely a lot of work on her plate. We wish her All the Best!