"I had to take a break to set up my production company. Managing
a production house is a different ballgame... its not easy." In
2011, Ameesha launched her production company - Ameesha Patel
Productions with her friend and business partner Kuunal Goomer. She
is set to produce three films. The 37-year-old has signed David
Dhawan and Priyadarshan to direct films for her. The actress had
worked with David earlier in Yeh Hai Jalwa and with
Priyadarshan in Bhool Bhulaiya. And then there is a film
titled Desi Magic which will mark ad-maker Mehul Atha's
debut as a director.
"We have a wonderful film lined up early next year called
Desi Magic. It showcases me in a double role for the first
time. It is the most challenging role of my career till now. In the
David Dhawan film, I play a prostitute. I am really looking forward
for all the three films," she said. Apart from her production
house, she would be seen in Bhaiyyaji Superhit where she
will be teaming up with Sunny Deol after a long time. Sunny and
Ameesha were part of the superhit film Gadar. And then she
will star in Shortcut Romeo a romantic thriller film where
she will be seen opposite Neil Nitin Mukesh.
Ameesha is now seen playing the character of Anil Kapoor's ditsy
assistant who asks interesting questions but at the wrong time, in
Abbas-Mustan's action thriller Race 2. "My role seems of a
dumb person but it was challenging to play it. It is really
difficult to play dumb. It might be a smaller role as compared to
others but I am sure people will remember me after watching the
film," she said. "I had seen Race and I loved it. Every
character was etched out in a stylish way. So when Abbas-Mustan
offered me this role I was more than happy to do it," she said.
Race 2 is a sequel to the 2008 hit film Race. The
film has an ensemble star cast with Anil Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan
reprising their roles and Deepika Padukone, John Abraham,
Jacqueline Fernandez and Ameesha as the new additions.
"The film is very true to Abbas Mustan's style of filmmaking -
an action thriller with lots of twists and turns right till the end
you don't know what to expect. Everyone has an agenda or wants to
take advantage of the other and till the end you don't know what's
the agenda," she said. Ameesha had teamed up with director duo
Abbas-Mustan in 2002 for Humraaz which did well at the Box
Office and also earned her a Filmfare nomination in the Best
Actress category. "This genre of action thriller is their forte.
For me, those two people are one... they complete each other. They
have been together always and have not left each other's side ever.
They agree and disagree on same thing," Ameesha said.