Actress Ameesha Patel turns into a baddie for her forthcoming film Shortcut Romeo and asserts it was challenging for her to play an anti-hero.
"Anti-hero role is always challenging. Like Shah Rukh Khan's role in Baazigar and Darr. Whenever you break a norm to do something, it is always challenging," said Ameesha.
"To not do a typical heroine, to look a sophisticated rich woman and beautiful despite being in a negative role is a tough job because you might cross the line and look like a vamp. So, it was a physically and emotionally tiring film for me to do because of the dangerous dialogues, looks, manipulative eyes - all this I haven't done before," added the 38-year-old.
Meanwhile, the lead actor of the film Neil Nitin Mukesh states that Shortcut Romeo might be a remake of director Susi Ganeshan's Tamil film Thiruttu Payale, but it is "a very different film - be it the scale or characterisation".
"Only some aspects of the original story have been used by Susi, but there are very unique things in this one. I believe Shortcut Romeo is a fresh film," added the actor.
Shortcut Romeo also stars Puja Gupta and hits theatres on June 21.