Director: Ameesha Patel has given a wonderful performance in 'Shortcut Romeo'

(In the Pic - Ameesha Patel along with Susi Ganeshan at Cannes Film Festival, 2013)

Mumbai (IANS) - "Shortcut Romeo" director Susi Ganeshan is so much impressed with Ameesha Patel's work in the romantic crime thriller that he is confident it will give a great boost to her career.

In "Shortcut Romeo", a remake of Ganeshan's hit Tamil film "Thiruttu Payale", Ameesha, who is known for films like "Gadar-Ek Prem Katha" and "Humraaz", plays a negative role.

"It will create a wonderful name for her. Ameesha has done good and successful films, but this will give a great mileage (to her career) as a successful film and for a great performance (by her)," Ganeshan said here in an interview.

"I think she will get a lot of awards for the best supporting actress (for 'Shortcut Romeo')," he added.

Also starring Puja Gupta and Neil Nitin Mukesh, the story will see Ameesha playing a crucial role in taking every scene forward.

"She (Ameesha) is the centre code of the film. She is a driving force for every sequence... she has given a wonderful performance," said the director.

The film is slated for a June 21 release.

(by: Indo Asian News Service)