Kajal Aggarwal will be seen playing a blind girl in her upcoming film Do Lafzon Ki Kahani. In order to prepare for her role in the film, Kajal did quite a bit of background research to understand and portray her character. She says,
“I did a lot of research, read Hellen Keller’s books, watched a lot of reference films, went for workshops to XRCVC; a special branch of St Xaviers college, which helped me out quite a bit in terms of understanding life, mannerisms, daily activities and chores of the visually challenged. Dr Sam and Calveena were extremely helpful and gave me tremendous insight. They taught me basic Braille, made me familiar with various equipments used by visually impaired people like special computers, audio machines, microwaves, watches, cellphones too!”
She adds that Calveena and Dr. Sam taught her the assisted walk technique.
“Calveena made me practice walking with a stick with my eyes shut so that I get a genuine feel and body language of a blind person. That was a challenge as we have a natural tendency to instinctively use our eyes for various reactions. I had to control my eye movements and that was difficult as I’m a very hyper person. Throughout the film, I looked with both my eyes on either side! It was very draining emotionally as this is an extremely intense film with a plethora of emotional upheaval.”
It seems like Kajal has put in a lot of hard work into this film. We can’t wait to see her onscreen as Jenny, alongside Randeep Hooda, in Do Lafzon Ki Kahani, a Deepak Tijori directorial slated to release on June 10, 2016.