May 12, 2010 02:51:41 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
It's a known fact that the entire promotion campaign and marketing of KITES during last one year had been centered on Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori. One wonders though if due to this, Kangna would have gone through some heart burn. Director Anurag Basu disagrees though and reaffirms that keeping Kangna away from limelight is a part of the film's promotional campaign.
"If she would have been in the promos, it would have sent out wrong signals to audience. Think about it, how would have audience reacted had they found later while watching the film that she was mainly doing a special appearance", questions Anurag, "She is a known actress and her featuring prominently with Hrithik and Barbara would have made KITES look like a love triangle. The fact though is that the film is not a love triangle."
For someone who has enjoyed author backed roles in films like GANGSTER , WOH LAMHE, FASHION and RAAZ -THE MYSTERY CONTINUES, it would only have been a little difficult for Kangna to defend her relatively smaller role in KITES.
"We wanted to be true to the film and story rather than capitalizing on known faces. I guess this should now set the records straight. We know what we are doing", Basu says with a straight face.
Though one can expect that content wise, Kangna would eventually have something good to show since she is hardly been known for picking up something random just due to the lure of big banner and a top actor as a co-star, her screen time is all set to be kept at minimal in this Anurag Basu directed love story cum dramatic thriller.