amna turned hot property on television with the serial Kahin To Hoga
in which she played Kashish. But after the serial ended, she disappeared from the small screen only to return on the big screen.
Her movie Aloo Chaat
in which she stars opposite Aftab Shivdasani is all set to release. Her next film is Aftab’s home production. Though the actress has maintained a low profile and avoided giving interviews, she has always been in the news for her link- ups. As soon as the rumours of her dating Rajeev Khandelwal stopped making the rounds reports of her alleged affair with Aftab started doing the rounds.
At the press conference of Aloo Chaat
had an in depth chat with the beautiful Aamna.You had taken a three years break after Kahin To Hoga. What were you doing all this while?
I took a break from work as I was offered a lot of TV serials but I did not want to act on television anymore. I wanted to do films. I was also hearing a lot of scripts for films. But nothing excited me till I heard the script of Aloo Chaat
I am praying that this film does well. I have worked very hard for this movie.Did you always want to act in films?
Yes. I wanted to become a film actress from the time I was a kid. In my childhood days, I used to entertain the guests that would visit my place by acting and by imitating a Bollywood actress. But coming from a conservative family, I thought that being a film actress is a distant dream and I will never be allowed to become an actress.What is the role that you are playing in your film Aloo Chaat?
I am playing a Muslim girl who falls in love with a Punjabi boy. The name of my character is also Aamna. My character is that of a simple, straight- forward and a fun loving girl. I totally relate to this character and I am sure every girl can relate to it.Will you ever return to television? What are the kinds of shows would you like to do?
I never plan. I have no idea what I am going to do after two days, so about me returning to television is a far off decision. At the moment I want to focus on films. But television is definitely close to my heart. Wherever I am today is only because of television. The medium of television has become big and people have started respecting it as much as they respect cinema. There is a certain amount of skin show in Bollywood. Are you fine with it?
I have set certain limits for myself and I will never cross those limits. I will never wear something or do something that makes me uncomfortable facing my family.Your elder brothers were apprehensive of your modelling and acting career, so have they given you a go ahead for films?
Yes. In fact they are excited about my films. I belong to a conservative family and I am brought up in a much protected environment, so obviously my family was not fine with my modelling and acting career. In fact it took me eight months just to convince them. My first ad was for Medimix soap. When my family saw that ad, they were assured that there is nothing wrong with this career. I always see to it that I don’t let them down.What kind of equation do you now share with Rajeev Khandelwal?
He is a dear friend and he will always stay so. We started our journey together on television. Apart from Kahin…
, we had also done a couple of ads together. Though I had faced the camera several times for ad campaigns and music videos, he is the one with whom I acted for the first time. Both of us grew together as actors and we have supported each other through out. Since we share such a good equation with each other, our chemistry even showed on screen.Are you seeing Aftab Shivdasani?
No. I am single. The profession in which I am, link ups are inevitable. It is something that I can’t help. If I am seeing someone, I would never hide my relationship. I would rather be proud of my relationship. The day I am in love with someone, I will be open about it.But Rajeev has mentioned in an interview that you shouldn’t be linked with him anymore as you have someone in your life?
(Shockingly) He said that? No, I don’t think he would ever say that. You were rated among the 50 most beautiful women in India by a magazine. Comment
I am thankful to all those who felt that I should feature in that list. I feel that beauty lies within. I don’t believe in the external beauty. If you are a good person at heart, it will always reflect on your face.What is the secret of your beauty?
(Pause). As I just said, internal beauty matters more than external beauty. But I would say that my mom is to be thanked as I have inherited my beauty from her. She is from Bahrain.Are you in touch with Ekta Kapoor?
Yes but on and off.Would you ever act in one of her movies?
If she approaches me for her film and if I like the script, I will definitely work with her once again.