`No One Killed Jessica` has entertainment value: Rani

Last Updated: Jan 02, 2011, 16:30 PM IST

Mumbai: Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee, who is seen slashing her tongue hard and foul in her up-coming film `No One Killed Jessica` says her character lends an entertaining quotient to the film.

"For me the criteria was that `No one killed Jessica` has to be entertaining. If one has seen the promos then they will come to know that my character in the film is entertaining. There is lot more in the film than just an issue-based story," Rani said.

"When Raj came to me my immediate reaction was I will not do the film. But how are you going to make it entertaining for the audience was my first question. He answered the question in the script," she said.

"The medium of cinema is to entertain people. With the term entertainment I don`t mean the film should have item number. Every film has a different genre and so it requires entertainment in different fashion like in an action film one entertains the audience with action, in romantic with romance, in comedy with funny moments," she added.

The movie promos are in full swing and beeps are used to censor out objectionable words as the Bengali beauty goes bold on language in the garb of a hard-core crime journalist in the film.

Directed by Rajkumar Gupta, `No One...` is based on model Jessica Lall who was shot dead in 1999 by Manu Sharma, son of a Haryana politician, in a Delhi night club.

The film features Vidya Balan as Jessica`s sister Sabrina, who fought the case to get justice and Rani plays a fiery journalist. The movie releases on January 7.

When asked if the film has any message to be sent out, the 32-year-old actress said, "To put that thing (a message) on a film`s shoulder is too much as cinema is a medium of entertaining people. The moment your film becomes preachy people are not interested to watch it. But if there is a story that needs to be told and if it is in an entertaining way I think people like to take it."

Entertainment is must whether it is through action films or comedy or romantic or thriller. Today we have an example of Raju Hirani, who through his films, entertains people and sends out a message and people are really excited to watch his movies, Rani added.

PTI