Amrita had been maintaining a silence about the entire episode, but she decided to clear the air when this writer questioned her about this raging controversy. “I opted out because I had reservations about certain things. Kissing was never an issue. I really don"t understand how this issue [kiss] cropped up in the first place, when the fact is that the issue was something else altogether," Amrita divulges.
So how did the Chopras take to Amrita"s refusal? “Adi [Aditya Chopra] understood my point of view. He wasn"t upset, nor did he throw a fit. He assured me that we"d work again, in the future," she states.
While on Amrita, although she didn"t have a Hindi release in 2007 [except for the Telugu blockbuster Athidi], Amrita will have four releases in 2008, starting with E. Niwas" My Name is Anthony Gonsalves [opp. new-find Nikhil], Shyam Benegal"s film [opp. Shreyas Talpade], Neeraj Vora"s Shortcut [opp. Akshaye Khanna and Arshad Warsi] and Victory [opp. Harman Baweja].
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