Amisha Patel – the submissive actress of bollywood.
Amisha Patel had shown her politeness and submissiveness in her first film opposite Hrithik Roshan, Kahona Pyar Hai. She was the daughter of a big industrialist, Anupam Kher, and had an affair with a singer Hrithik. As Hrithik saw the killing of the Commissioner by Anupam Kher’s men, he was shot and fell in a river. When Amisha went to New Zealand she met another Hrithik Roshan, named Raaj who came to India to unearth the mysterious killing and proved that Anupam Kher was also involved in the crime. The songs in the film composed by Rajesh Roshan, the son of the legendary composer Roshan, were all superduper hits, including “pyar ki kashti me”, “kahona pyar hai”, “aksar is duniya me”, etc. There was controversy regarding the existence of two characters who resembled each other and the acceptability of the story presented by Rakesh Roshan, but there was no doubt that the film entertained every section of the society. Unfortunately as Hrithik stole the show with his brilliant stunts and choreography, Amisha did not get the credit that she deserved.
Amisha was brilliant in the film Gadar Ek Prem Katha, opposite Sunny Deol, which was based on the story of partition. She was the daughter of Amrish Puri, a resident of Pakistan, who had an affair with Sunny Deol, a hindu, and gave birth to a small child. Once she returned to Pakistan, Sunny went to take her back and faced obstacles at every level. Amrish Puri had communal feelings and he used the entire machinery of Pakistan to prevent Sunny to take his daughter and grandson back to India. Amisha showed the frustration of her mind when she was prevented at every level to return back to India. The train which carried Sunny and Amisha, was packed with Pakistani forces, who checked every commodity possible and in the process even killed Sunny’s friend. Ultimately Amisha got injured due to her father’s hostile attitude, but was cured in the hospital. Her performance was well appreciated by the viewers.
She also did well in the film Ankahee. In Bhool Bhoolaiya, she was projected as the insane girl, and every member of the palace, who witnessed unusual happenings blamed her for them. Akshay, the psychologist in the film identified her and ultimately detected that Vidya Balan was suffering from the mental disease, not Amisha Patel. Amisha expressed her horror and frustration very well. She has a lot of acting potentiality left and viewers expect her to do well in the films to be released in future.
By: Supriya Chatterji.