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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Update: "No Problem"

Kangana Ranaut trades suicidal characters for a comic one in Anees Bazmee’s No Problem
In her last chat with us, Kangana Ranaut had confessed that she doesn’t mind being compared to Meena Kumari when playing the depressive diva. However, it seems, in a bid to reinvent and broaden her horizons, she has signed Anees Bazmee’s No Problem, where she will be seen in a comic role. The director confirmed the news, stating that she plays Akshaye Khanna’s love interest in the action comedy.

“Kangana is a very good actress but she has, sadly, only been seen in roles that have required her to look devastated and depressed. I thought this character would be a good change for her as well as the audience. Kangana too, showed immediate interest.” The actress agrees, adding that she is happy to play a character that is a departure from her previous work. “It’s a genre that I personally love and I am glad to be able to do a comedy film with such an established star cast,” she said.

Unwilling to reveal too much too early, Bazmee, who is credited for successful comedies like Singh is Kinng, No Entry and Welcome, said that the winsome actress plays a young, bubbly and romantic girl in the first half while the second half of the film sees her partake in the action that follows. “She wants to do as much action herself as she can but we won’t push her too much and use a duplicate where necessary,” he explains.

The director seems extremely impressed by Ranaut’s histrionics. “She has performed all the characters very well and has improved with every movie. And it’s evident that Kangana puts in a lot of hard work. I have sketched out a strong character for Kangana and I’m sure she will live up to everyone’s expectation,” That’s a lot of confidence, we must say.

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