It seems Chitrangda Singh has a fetish for picking up characters that are not really straight forward and have some level of shock value attached to them. If in SORRY BHAI, she chose to find love in her finance's brother, in her next film AUR DEVDAS, she is all set to put her sensuality to full use and get things done her own way.
'Yes, in AUR DEVDAS, Sudhir Mishra has got a very interesting part written for me. I play the part of Chandramukhi and am looking forward to this film that is set against political background. I play a socialite in the film', says Chitrangda who also adds that the shooting for the film is all set to begin in the month of January next year.
Elaborating on the character she enacts in the film, Chitrangda reveals, 'I play a very ambitious woman who doesn't think twice about using whatever possible means available to her for getting her way through. She knows that she is in a cut throat world and has no hesitation in even using her sensuality to make a couple of deals go through.'
Meanwhile, she falls in love with the character based on DEVDAS. Isn't it ironic that such a strong willed woman is shown to be rooting for a man who is supposed to be epitome of being the biggest looser ever?
'That very irony makes this character so interesting to depict on screen', smiles Chitrangda, 'Here I am a mature woman who is so very ambitious while on the other hand I get involved with a man who is an aspiring politician. These are the very extremes that this woman goes through in her life. She becomes completely selfish in her profession while when it comes to love, she is just so selfless.'
So who is going to be her Devdas in the film?
'Well, let Pritish Nandy, my film's producer or Sudhir Mishra answer this. They want to disclose the name on their own. I know for sure though that Lara Dutta is the other leading lady in the film', says Chitrangda.
Does this mean that there is no surety about Shiney Ahuja playing Devdas? The speculation comes from the fact that when the film was announced way back in 2007, Shiney was said to have been signed for the role of the central protagonist. With Chitrangda not quite revealing any names here, it only adds on to the doubt.