My good time is back: Ameesha Patel

Mumbai: Actress Ameesha Patel, who has not played a lead role on the big screen in a while, says she was just going through a bad phase and now her good time is back.

The 37-year-old made her debut opposite Hrithik Roshan in 2000 blockbuster 'Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai' and then went on to do hit films like 'Gadar', 'Humraaz' and 'Bhool Bhulaiya'.

A lull period came in her professional life post 2007 and she did cameos in 'Om Shanti Om' and 'Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic'. The actress also had issues in her personal life and with her parents.

"I think as a person and as an actress everyone goes through a phase. Nothing has remained stagnant in my life. My good time is back. I am happy and excited about it," Ameesha told reporters here last night at a promotional event of her upcoming film 'Desi Magic'.

In 2011, Ameesha launched her production company – Ameesha Patel Productions – with her friend and business partner Kuunal Goomer. She is set to produce three films.

Apart from her production house, she would be seen in 'Bhaiyyaji Superhit', where she will be teaming up with Sunny Deol after a long time. Sunny and Ameesha were part of the superhit film 'Gadar'.

She will also star in 'Shortcut Romeo', a romantic thriller, opposite Neil Nitin Mukesh.

'Desi Magic' stars Ameesha, Zayed Khan, Sahil Shroff, Ravi Kishen and others and will be directed by ad-filmmmaker Mehul Atha. It is his debut as a director.

"'Desi Magic' is a wonderful film. It showcases me in a double role for the first time. It is the most challenging role of my career till now," said Ameesha, who has produced the film.

"I am not nervous but excited about the film. We all have really worked hard for it. And I hope people like it. The two characters (in double role) Mahi and Sonia – are diametrically opposite to each other, I loved that part of it," she said.

A small skit was performed by Ameesha and the star cast of the film to give an insight on 'Desi Magic' last night.