The latest pretty li’l’ thing who wants to change her image from “innocent and sweet” to “sexy and glamorous” is Amrita Rao.
The petite actress will now feature on the cover of Maxim magazine in what looks suspiciously like her papa’s banian.
Amrita Rao is best known for her girl-next-door roles in Vivah, Main Hoon Na, Ishq Vishq, and the recent Welcome to Sajjanpur.
She went in for a sexy makeover for Shortkut that was released earlier in 2009. The film in which she costarred with Akshay Khanna sank without a trace.
Amrita Rao has had a pretty decent run in Bollywood, though many of her films have not been box office hits.
Her first two films were Ab Ke Baras and The Legend of Bhagat Singh, that were released in 2002, but she was first noticed in the 2003 hit Ishq Vishq, costar Shahid Kapoor’s debut film.
The pair have had their two big hits, Ishq Vishq and Vivaah, when they starred opposite each other.
Recently, the duo have been in the news for their nude appearance in a forthcoming PETA campaign, called Let Vegetarianism Grow On You. Amrita and Shadid will be shot covered in tomato vines and little else.
Amrita received critical acclaim for her role in Shyam Benegal’s Welcome to Sajjanpur.
Amrita Rao’s forthcoming movie is Chandra Prakash Dwivedi’s Kunal Avadana in which she will star with Amitabh Bachchan, Tabu, and Arjun Rampal.
She will play Kanchanmala, the wife of King Ashoka’s (Amitabh Bachchan) eldest son Kunal (Arjun Rampal.)
The movie is about the sexual attraction between King Asoka’s wife, Queen Tishyarakshita and her stepson Kunal.
Kunal Avadana will be released in 2010.