Most actresses do shows because it is quick money. But Amu's rich beau feels there is no need for her to do shows. Like her best friend Kareena Kapoor, Amrita is also bowing down to the diktats of her boyfriend. So this year, the Arora girl took a break instead and brought in 2009 with cousins in Dubai with a few friends.'
The source adds, "This was the first year that she wasn't with her family on New Year's eve. Her sister Malaika was in Singapore with husband Arbaaz and son Arhaan. The Dubai trip was Shakeel's gift to ensure she didn't feel bummed out about not being around her family.
He takes special care to see that she's always happy and smiling. Last week, when she had to skip a show because she strained a muscle in her ankle, Shakeel was right by her side showering with lots of tender loving care." Says Amrita, "It's true. Shakeel and I had a small intimate party with friends in Dubai. I didn't want to perform at any shows this year."