When Rani Mukerji played a blind, deaf and mute girl in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's BLACK, she blew our minds away with her terrific performance and earned rave reviews. Thanks to her meticulous preparation for the role. And now it seems Kajal Aggarwal is set to stun with her blind act in the upcoming film DO LAFZON KI KAHANI.
The actress revealed how she rigorously prepared for the role and learnt the right mannerisms. Kajal 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 they also taught her the assisted walk technique, which helped her for her character. “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.”
Presented by Jayantilal Gada under his banner Pen India Ltd. and produced by Dhiraj Shetty, Avinaash V. Rai and Dhaval Jayantilal Gada. DO LAFZON KI KAHANI is an upcoming romantic film, directed by Deepak Tijori and starring Randeep Hooda, Kajal Aggarwal in lead roles. The film is scheduled to release on 10th June 2016.
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