Ameesha Patel to shake a leg for a ‘pivotal’ song in Telugu flick Akathayi

Ameesha Patel is a name Tollywood remembers from her Telugu debut hit with Pawan Kalyan in 2000. She worked with big-ticket stars including Mahesh Babu and Jr NTR.

Written by Krishna Vamsi | Hyderabad | Updated: November 24, 2016 1:02 pm
Ameesha Patel speaking at the press conference in Hyderabad Ameesha Patel speaking at the press conference in Hyderabad

Bollywood actor Ameesha Patel is back in Tollywood after a brief gap. The Bollywood actor will be seen performing in a special song in Akathayi, which she termed as a key track of the movie.

“The filmmakers chose me to be a part of this movie for a pivotal song. It is not an item song where someone glams up, comes on the stage and dances, but is part of the storyline of the film. It’s the title track of the film and it’s also a very important juncture in the pre-climax,” Ameesha said in a press meet in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

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For shooting the song, popular Tollywood choreographer Jani is working with Ameesha. “I have never worked with Jani Master before, I am very happy to work with him. He is someone who brings a new kind of choreography, a novelty that Telugu cinema audiences need to see,” she said.

Ameesha Patel is a name Tollywood remembers from her Telugu debut hit with Pawan Kalyan in 2000. She worked with big-ticket stars including Mahesh Babu and Jr NTR. “The Telugu film industry has given me a lot of love. Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai was my first release and after that, I had Badri with Mr Pawan Kalyan, which was the biggest blockbuster of Telugu in that year. I also worked with some of the finest stars like Mahesh Babu, Jr NTR and Balakrishna and l learned a lot from them,” the actor said.

Though the actor will be seen in just one song, she “hopes to do more films in Telugu and not just songs”.