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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

"My new films are less emotionally exhausting"

Kangna is happy to be playing light and breezy characters in her forthcoming films. Whether it is her under production No Problem with Anees Bazmee, Kites with Anurag Basu or Tanu Weds Manu with Aanand L Rai, Kangna is finally letting her hair down. From her serious roles that created a 'troubled girl' image for her, Kangna is now enjoying her new stint where she can afford to engage in some 'less emotionally exhausting' parts.

"I am very happy with the kind of roles I am playing today. Movies like No Problem and Tanu Weds Manu are good to enact", smiles Kangna who has earlier made a career out of playing a troubled soul in films like Raaz - The Mystery Continues, Fashion, Life In A... Metro, Woh Lamhe and Gangster.

She acknowledges the fact that she was earlier working in serious films for a good part of her career.

"I stand by those films. I certainly like the roles that I have essayed in my previous films", she says in a firm tone, "But acting has 'navrasa' and I am looking forward to my current lot of films as well. We haven't started filming for Tanu Weds Manu yet, but the subject is so engaging that it enthused me in a big way."

To be shot in a major way in North India, mainly in the cities of Lucknow, Kanpur, Faridkot, Patiala and Delhi, Tanu Weds Manu would be backed by a big corporate house.

It wasn't the lure of getting into a light hearted romantic entertainer that prompted Kangna to sign Tanu Weds Manu. For her the subject, just as was the case in her earlier movies as well, was a big driving factor for agreeing to do the film.

"The plot of Tanu Weds Manu is exceptional and the setting is very interesting as well. The subject narrated by Aanand was such that I was sold right away", says Kangna who is currently enjoying a hectic travel schedule that spans Milan, London, Singapore, Bangkok and Durban.

Her pairing with Madhavan in the film too sounds unconventional, yet fresh. Has she ever given it a thought that how would the two of them eventually look together on screen?

"I think that verdict is yours as an audience to declare", says Kangna in a diplomatic tone," Audiences will decide how our pairing will look. I think Madhavan is a great actor, and I am looking forward to working with him."

Meanwhile she is currently also working with Anees Bazmee in No Problem. It must be indeed a different experience to be moving out of the grim world of Fashion and Raaz and getting into some full on 'masti' and 'dhamaal' affair with No Problem?

"Yes, it is indeed a different experience", agrees Kangna who is working with the blockbuster film maker for the first time in her career, "The characters are light and breezy. Due to this very reason, getting into their skin and mindset is less emotionally exhausting than some of the roles that I have essayed in the past.

In personal life too, Kangna is definitely smiling and keeping herself thoroughly engaged. Even though she suffered heartbreak recently after her split from boyfriend Adhyayan Suman, she is not showing it to the outer world. This petite actress has not just bought a new BMW and some beautiful solitaire diamonds but is also celebrating her new single status with over seven films in hand.

Other than No Problem, and Tanu Weds Manu, Kangna would also be seen soon in Vaada Raha... I Promise (with Bobby Deol), Kites (Hrithik Roshan) and Once Upon A Time In Mumbai (Emraan Hashmi) during next few months.

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