Posted on February 3, 2020 at 1:42 pm

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Kangana Ranaut: Jayalalithaa longed for a family, for a child; I share similarities

Kangana Ranaut, who impressed us recently with her performance in Panga, is currently shooting for her next, Thalaivi in Chennai which is a biopic on Jayalalithaa.

Kangana-Ranaut on Thalaivi and Jayalalithaa
Kangana-Ranaut on Thalaivi and Jayalalithaa

Talking about the role, Kangana revealed that she has done a lot of research for this role. The Panga actor says,

“She (Jayalalithaa) was not like me. She was a more a glamorous star… somebody like an Aishwarya Rai in Bollywood. It was a very big challenge to fit into those shoes because I’m not known as a glamorous star. There is one common thread, though.She was a very reluctant actor. It is the same with me. I never wanted to be an actor, and that is why we became very unusual actors. I think she always felt that she was worth much more than just being a glam doll [in films], and she became a politician. Like how I became a filmmaker because I felt that being an actress was very limiting for me. So, I think there are parallels”.

In addition to this Kangana also highlighted how one aspect of their life was very similar. Kangana says,

“I think, like every woman, she longed for a family, and she longed for a child and I think there was a time in my life also when I longed for a family. I think some of the married people took advantage of that… There are scenes [in this film] with an actor who is married, and who promises marriage and then goes back on his word. She has to face a lot of public humiliation. I think this is what happens to a lot of young actresses. It is not something that only we share,”

Not only has Kangana been researching well for her role but she has also undergone a special training for classical dance. Even the director of the movie is all praise for the Padma Shri awardee as he calls her a director’s actor. Kangana is known to bring each and every character of hers to life and one can expect nothing short of that in this one too.

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