If there is one actress of contemporary cinema, who can stand up to the stature of the legendary actress of Golden Era Nargis, than she is arguably none other but Kangana Ranaut.
The actress who in a small span of time has won two National Awards for QUEEN (2014) and FASHION (2008) has proved her versatility as an actress par excellence. Now it seems she has got a life time opportunity to become immortal in the annals of Indian cinema by reinventing the role of an 85 year lady, the role which great actress Nargis played with perfection in Oscar Award nominee MOTHER INDIA (1957).
According to reports eminent filmmaker Shekhar Kapur has been left bewitched by Kangana Ranaut’s histrionics and has signed her to play an elder woman’s role in his forthcoming film.
Elated at the offer Kangana Ranaut said, “It’s true that Shekhar has approached me to play an 85-year old. It is a very challenging project and I am looking forward to play the role.”
She added. “Though still nothing is finalized and we are still in talks but when Shekhar sir narrated the idea of an elderly woman I was excited.”
Kangana Ranaut who is today the number uno actress of Bollywood is known for doing roles that are different. A close look at her career reveals that she has really taken her career seriously and instead of doing run of the mill stuff she has chosen challenging roles that other actress do not dare to perform for instance her deglamorised girl role in QUEEN.
She says, “I love challenging roles but what is tragic is that Bollywood does not dare to experiment. Recent I saw the French movie AMOUR (2012) depicting the poignant tale of a retired couple in their 80’s. The movie left an eternal impact on my heart and my desire to play an elderly woman multifold. Hence when Shekhar Sir told that I have play a lady of 85 I was overwhelmed.”
Truly the role will offer immense opportunity for Kangana to display her histrionics as the legendary actress Nargis got in MOTHER INDIA.
Few may know that for MOTHER INDIA’s role Nargis took rivalry with R.K. Camp (Raj Kapoor Film Company) because Raj Kapoor did not wanted Nargis to play a mother and put their romantic Jodi at risk but Nargis dared to play the mother’s role and became immortal in annals of Indian cinema.
It seems it’s Kangana Ranaut’s chance to repeat history!!!