Madhur Bhandarkar’s next film Fashion has an all-star cast list with Priyanka Chopra all ready signed on and now Kangana Ranaut is set to star opposite her. This is the first time the two will share the screen and Kangana is looking forward to the prospect.
Kangana said, “Barring Anurag Basu’s Metro, most of my films have been solo-heroine films revolving around my character. This is the first time I’m co-starring with another actress. I’m not insecure about it. Why should I be? Priyanka and I have distinct personalities and that’s why Madhur has signed us to play the two very different characters.”
Adding that she is looking forward to the competition that will naturally happen on set. “We’ll both do our best. A film shouldn’t be like a kabaddi competition. And moreover Priyanka is not one of those actresses who has catfights on the sets or walks off because…bhalaa uski kameez meri kameez se zyada safed kyon hai! She is very secure in her space as I am in mine. ‘Fashion’ is the first film I’ve signed in the last six months. I choose my roles according to what suits my personality.”
Priyanka was signed for the project first and then Bhandarkar approached Kangana, “The narration happened just a few days ago. Madhur and I had been in talks for some time. When I heard the story I jumped at it. We start shooting in December.”
For this role Kangana will again play the character in need of help, “I admit it is again a role about a woman on the edge, on the lines of Geetanjali Nagpal’s character, though Madhur had written the script long before. In any case such stories of wasted dreams are common in the entertainment industry. But Geetanjali and I do look similar, frizzy hair and all.”
It seems these types of suicidal neurotic characters are what draws the actress, “What’s wrong with playing such characters? Someone has got to play them. And if I can play such uncertain characters with confidence, I might as well do that rather than be a decorative piece in a four-star comedy where I look completely out of place.”