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Kangna takes her film a 'nautch' higher?

In the mood for a screen makeover, Kangna Ranaut may have given a nod to essay a nautch girl in author-turned-filmmaker Vishwas Patil’s film. But to do so the entire project, too, will have a drastic makeover.

Kangna Ranaut

Patil’s film was almost complete when Kangs was roped in to play the protagonist Rajjo. With her at the helm of the story now, buzz is that the film will have to be re-shot. Says a source, “Some of the other actors in the film have been asked to give fresh dates. They have been told that certain portions are being redone.”

Dalip Tahil and Mahesh Manjrekar
Dalip Tahil and Mahesh Manjrekar who shot for the film earlier in 2012

As reported ‘Kangna to play courtesan’ (Hitlist, December 8) the star was keen on preparing for her role by training for the mujra sequences. The director had also claimed that he was doing research of the redlight areas in Mumbai for her screen character.

Adds the source, “It sounds strange that a film that was shot six months ago suddenly announces a new addition to the cast. That too for the title role! The makers may have their reasons as including Kangna in the project takes it to a new level. The film was 90 per cent complete. It was shot with Bengali actress Tanushree Chakraborty as the nautch girl. Having Kangna in the film means that she replaced the original choice."

The cast also includes Mahesh Manjrekar and Dalip Tahil. As reported ‘Mahesh Manjrekar to play eunuch’ (Hitlist, July 4), the actor had shot for his scenes wearing salwar kurtas and sarees with garish make-up and gaudy baubles. Manjrekar had no qualms about it, as it was just another role for him. While his co-star Dalip Tahil essayed the character of a married man who has an affair with the eunuch!

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