Ameesha Patel to play sex worker

29 Jan – Seven years back, Kareena Kapoor vented out her displeasure about Ameesha Patel's unceremonious comments about her, "Ameesha called me a prostitute in print," the "Chameli" actor had said.

The old sparring match was apparently sparked off with Ameesha claiming that she was offered "Chameli" but didn't take up the part as she didn't like the character, and further stating that Bebo did it because that's what her character is, a prostitute.

But now, Ameesha is set to portray a high-profile hooker in her first home production, directed by David Dhawan. The "Gadar" actor feels she'll bring on screen a "very different, international and funky kind of prostitute."

She says, "You will see me in a completely new avatar. Since I don't play an Indian prostitute, it's not set in Kamathipura or any such place." The project will be shot in Prague and Paris.

"In places like Prague, Paris and Amsterdam, prostitution is an acceptable profession. They even pay taxes to the government. They are really good-looking, classy and well-dressed women. And also, they are not looked down upon, as is the case in India," she says.

The film goes on floors in a month's time. "We will start after Davidji (Dhawan) finishes Chashme Buddor.

"I had a very elegant dance number Lazy Lamhe in Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic but I haven't done a 'massy' kind of performance. Be it viewers or producers, they have always seen me in a very elegant and sophisticated parts. Some also feel that Ameesha is a baby doll. I wanted to break the image and do something different," she says.

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