Amrita Puri eyeing longer innings in Bollywood

Mumbai: Basking in the glory of the critical acclaim she received in her debut film `Aisha`, actress Amrita Puri is looking forward to a longer innings in Bollywood.

"As of now it is acting that I want to do. It makes me happy. I am looking for a longer innings in Bollywood. Hope things go well," Amrita told PTI.

"I don`t have any preconceived notions in my head about what kind of roles I want to do. I am looking forward to do `meaty` roles. By that I mean that like in case of `Aisha` my character took the story forward and I had a very significant part to play. So if it`s like a supporting role I don`t mind," the dimpled lass said.

Amrita essayed the role of Shefali Thakur in `Aisha`, a chick flick based on Jane Austen`s Emma, directed by Rajshree Ojha and starring Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol in lead roles.

Though the film did not fare too well at the box-office, it brought Amrita recognition, besides the honour of the best breakthrough performance at the Stardust awards last year. She was also nominated for Best Actress in a supporting role and the Best Debutant categories at various film awards.

"`Aisha` has put me in a very good space. I got lot of appreciation which is very heart warming. I was very happy because lots of positive things were said about my performance and I got nominated for each and every award. The film is very close to my heart since it was my first one," the 27-year-old actress said. .