News|July 9, 2012 11:18 am

Amrita Rao is related to Guru Dutt!

We knew she’s a Konkani who prides herself on her lineage, but we’ve recently learned that actress Amrita Rao is also related to Guru Dutt!

On the actor’s 87th birth anniversary, the actress reveals that her grand father and Guru Dutt were second cousins. While she says that it was after watching Guru Dutt’s performances that she decided to become an actress, it was only much later that her grandmother told her about the close family ties with the actor.

She says,

Perhaps subconsciously I’ve learnt the importance of being earnest to my work from him.