Amrita Rao: I am not intimidated by Amitabh Bachchan!

The Satyagraha actor revealed how thrilled she was to work with the baap of Bollywood

BollywoodLife cornered the petite babe at the trailer launch of her next movie Singh Sahab The Great. Dressed in a resplendent anarkali, Amrita Rao looked like a million bucks with new-found glow and a zest she has rediscovered after getting back into the reckoning. This year is turning out to be a fab one for Amrita. After being appreciated for her role in Jolly LLB co-starring Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani, Ms Rao is now excited about Satyagraha and Singh Sahab The Great. “Yes, 2013 hain, par mera hain – that’s the note I started this year on. In fact, I started this year on a jolly good note and now Satyagraha is getting good reviews too and I have butterflies in my stomach,” said Amrita.

The 29-year-old maintains that it was a challenge for her to hold her own with the big daddy of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan, with whom she is working for the first time. So was the young star nervous? What does it take to share screen-space with Mr Bachchan without being intimidated by his larger than life personality? “I never got intimidated by his larger than life persona. In fact, it only helped me. When you have a wonderful actor like him standing next to you, it helps. But it’s only after the pack up that I would ask myself, did I really work with Mr Bachchan? Oh my God!,” laughs Amrita.

Away from her regular the girl next door characters, Amrita is experimenting with roles these days. Is she consciously playing more mature, intense characters to break away from her off screen persona? “I always like to do something new. I am not trying to change my image. I want to go back to college. There’s no better place than the campus and do songs and dances!” Amrita, who impressed Naseeruddin Shah with her her performance in Jolly LLB, awaits Singh Sahab The Great. Is that also a serious role? “I am playing a news reporter. So I will be on the other side of the fence this time. I am this ambitious journalist from Eastern UP who is trying to prove herself. I follow Sunny Deol (Singh Sahab) everywhere,” she explains.

The petite star seems all set to give yet another intense performance in her next and with Sunny paaji standing alongside her with his mighty dhai kilo ka haath, this is certainly going to be a power-packed year end for Amrita!