Patel had gone through a 12-hour audition before she got the part.
The film went on to become the top-grossing film of the year, as well as the biggest hit of the 21st century, earning Rs 973 million in India.
However, her performance in the 2006 film Ankahee, received critical recognition, and she followed it with a supporting role in the hit Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007).Set during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947, it featured Patel as Sakeena, a Muslim girl who finds refuge in Deol's house during the riots, and subsequently falls for him.Her performance was praised, and won her the Filmfare Special Performance Award, as well as nominations for Best Actress at various award ceremonies. Just a friendly reminder: don't be ashamed to admit that you have a crush on her. Scroll down and check out her slim body, short and/or medium light brown hairstyles & haircuts. Amisha Patel and her beau Kanav Puri have been in splits ever since an e-mail has been in circulation since last week alleging Kanav's 'gay' preferences.