The projects you make are the only ones which count in an interview, well you made them as an employee or as an enthusiast are two different things and they need to be handled differently.
Yes if your project has potential it will count.
Handling Personal Project
With personal projects you have to really own what ever you do and choose, You cannot just say it was client requirement or my Tech lead asked me to follow this approach. You have to be prepared to justify technically any third party library you have used or design pattern you have used.
If you want to start on a project and intend to show it on resume make sure it is best of your effort and "your effort" part is more important.