Mumbai: Ameesha Patel is all set to carve a new space for herself in Bollywood. The actress is very keen to do item numbers in not only her own productions but also for other banners.

At the recently held Apsara awards, Ameesha Patel was the surprise performer. In fact given all the applause pouring in from not just the organisers at Wizcraft, but even Yash Chopra personally praising her for her performance, Ameesha now is keen to do more item numbers.

Interestingly just with one day's practice, the actress danced to the tracks Chikni Chameli and Ooh La La on the stage. Ameesha who will leave for Delhi soon will also perform on these songs at a high profile wedding.

And it's not just for her dancing skills, but Ameesha is also being paid a lot of compliments lately for her looks. The directors of Race - Abbas and Mustan - recently told her that when they saw her on the sets of Race 2, they felt that she had done a wonderful job of maintaining herself over the years.

In fact they also said that it looked like Ameesha had walked straight from the sets of Humraaz to the sets of their film. The director duo are said to have also appreciated her for her performance in the film. Looks like a rocking start for the actress this year.