There is a character in Krrish 3 which has been made by the DNA of a chameleon. The character has been played by Kangana Ranaut and she would be the first superwoman of India. Even though there have been many female superwomen in Hollywood but this is a first for Bollywood. Kangana said that her character in Krrish 3 is not completely dark and it also has a soft side. There were some rumours of a rift between Kangana and Rakesh Roshan during the making of Kites. She rubbished all such rumours and in an interview with OneIndia reporter, Sonika Mishra, talks on the issue and as well as on her upcoming, Krrish 3. Here are the excerpts from the interview:
Other actresses want to work with Shahrukh and Salman. Why aren't you part of that race?
Working with the big stars sometimes is very disappointing but if I get the kind of role I have in Krrish, then I will do it. The heroines have been stereotyped in these kind of films, they have one or two romantic scenes, some comedy scenes and the hero has to save them once and in the climax win her over. All this is really boring.
How difficult was it for you to play the role of a superwoman, physically and mentally.
It was more difficult physically as our fight sequences were in a unreal space and it was just raw action. The action director was from China and their fighting style is very different. The scenes involved a lot of cable fights and I had to learn a lot. The action which I do in the movie cannot be done in a month or two. Since my childhood I was athletic and that is the reason it was relatively easy for me.
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You are playing a completely different character from mainstream cinema. What if people criticise you for your role?
I thought there would be no criticism and people would find something new and appreciate it. I am not ready for criticism as I think this is the best performance in my career.
Is the role of a superwoman a dream one for you?
I have many dream roles. When I came to the industry I wanted to play Anarkali or some superwoman, so this is one of those. I was very happy when I got this role.
Where do you find yourself in the box-office race?
The position changes every week so I don't believe in it. Gangster, Wo Lamhe and in Fashion I had a similar kind of a role and was trapped in that image but I am happy that the audience liked it. But that became a negative point for me. After that I got Tanu Weds Manu and roles with different images. Romantic, comedy and action movies, these are big achievements for me.
Do you think the audience will like your negative character in the film?
My character is not that much negative in the movie. This is just a girl who has superpowers and she fights but inside her heart she has a soft corner. Vivek is playing the main antagonist in the film and he is very evil and mean.
Did this role went to any other actress except you?
This role was offered to me but I could not do it due to date problems. Then this role went to Chitrangada and Deepika but things didn't work out with them as well. But I get a feeling that movies are like my marriages. It will happen with whom it's meant to happen.
There were some rumours about a rift between you and Rakesh Roshan. After that why did you accept Krrish 3?
I didn't talk to Rakeshji at all during the shooting of Kites as I discussed everything with Anurag Basu. The kind of character which I was offered was different from the one which I enacted but when Rakeshji came to me with the script of Krrish 3 he told me that the character would be exactly the same as in the script. It was shot like that only and Rakeshji is a man of his words.
You have worked in many comedy movies. What do you think is more challenging- comedy, romance or action.
I think every character is a challenge. Sometimes the comedy is in your dialogues and you don't have to do anything. Sometimes it's through your body language. Some are physically challenging like the one I have in in Krrish 3.
You always bring variations to your characters. How do you do it?
I always try that I don't repeat a character or a movie. I was offered Ranjhana but I didn't do it because my character in the movie was same as that which I had in Tanu Weds Manu, who is beautiful but manipulative. So I always think about what my next move is going to be.