Amrita Rao was approached for Salman Khan’s Wanted, says vindictive manager didn’t ‘inform’ her
Amrita Rao has revealed that she was initially offered a role in Salman Khan’s 2000 film Wanted, but could not make it to the final contract as her own manager deliberately withheld the information from her. ,ALSO READ: Ranveer Singh kisses Deepika Padukone during Amrita Rao-RJ Anmol’s book launch,
In her book Couple of Things, Amrita recalled that it was only a few months before she realized that she had been approached for a Salman Khan film. “A few months later, I was shooting for a Telugu film with south superstar Mahesh Babu in Hyderabad. One evening, on my way back from the shoot in the lobby of my hotel Taj Banjara, I met a production man who had signed a film with Mr. Boney. Had worked together. Kapoor. “Oh, hi Amrita! how are you doing Had our dates not clashed, you would have been shooting for Wanted with Salman Khan for us,” he said. I looked at him blankly. Wanted?’ I asked confused.”
She then quoted the man as saying, “Oh of course you were, I called your manager and he said it’s impossible to match your dates.”
Amrita further said in her book, “My heart broke and I was completely broken. ‘I was never told about such a big offer by him, if I had known, I would have definitely fixed the dates for you. I would have,’ I said, sobbing with shock! Instead of taking our breakup in his stride, my former manager had decided to give me this vengeful parting gift!
Directed by Prabhu Deva, Wanted was the Hindi remake of Puri Jagannath’s 2006 Telugu film Pokiri. It starred Ayesha Takia opposite Salman and also starred Vinod Khanna, Prakash Raj, Indra Kumar and Mahesh Manjrekar. The film emerged as a box office hit, becoming one of the top-grossing films of 2009, and reinstated Salman as a dependable film star.
Last month, actor-couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh launched Amrita Rao and RJ Anmol’s book Couple of Things. Amrita and Anmol have co-authored the book.
After making her Bollywood debut in 2002 with Ab Ke Baras, Amrita went on to feature in films such as Ishq Vishk, Main Hoon Na and Vivah. Most recently, he starred in the biographical film Thackeray starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray.