Kangana is going through interesting times as she has now entered the by-lanes of 'kothas' and enacting the part of a 'mujre-waali' for her author backed part in RAJJO. At the core of it, this Vishwas Patil directed film is a love story between her and a young teenage Brahmin boy (played by Paras Arora).
'Both Vishwas and Kangana were sure that RAJJO had to carry certain innocence and vulnerability while still being contemporary and real since the film is set in current times,' informs a source, 'Kangana didn't complain when she had to chew gutka and paan for bringing authenticity to her character.'
In order to be perfect for the part in this Vishwas Patil directed affair, she spent weeks watching quite a few notable performances from legendary actress-dancers like Rekha and Vjayanthimala. While these women had their own approach towards 'mujras' in the era gone by, Kangna has come up with a far more contemporary take.
Says Kangana, 'I did a lot of research, visited 'kothas' at Nagpada and met with women working there to understand their body language and mindset. I had to get it right. Vishwasji had good confidence in me and I decided to go for it. This required me to give 14-16 hours every day in rehearsing but guess I managed to pass the test.'
However, despite the set up that tells the tale of a sex worker, who wants to live an ordinary and regular girl's life, RAJJO doesn't comprise of any offensive content.
'It is a family entertainer,' says Vishwas, 'Of course the film's USP lies in the Kangana's complete image transformation where she has danced like never before.'
Those who have had a dekko at the film believe that with RAJJO, Kangana could well be reviving the genre that ended with Rekha decades ago.
Produced by Four Pillar Films, RAJJO also starring Prakash Raj, Mahesh Manjrekar & Jaya Prada and releases all over on 15th November 2013.