Mumbai: Actress Kangna Ranaut, who plays John Abraham`s girlfriend in ‘Shootout at Wadala’, is in awe of her character in the underworld movie and says it is similar to what Smita Patil and Rekha did.
"I play John`s love interest. My character is similar to the characters played by Smita Patil and Rekha in the 1970s and 1980s," the 24-year-old said here at a party organised for the film.
The National Award winning actress, who is working with John for the first time, is happy to have got the opportunity.
"John is a fabulous guy. He is very friendly, very sweet and I am surprised that we have not worked together yet. Now that we have got this opportunity, we are very happy," said the actress who entered Bollywood with the 2006 movie ‘Gangster - A Love Story’.
In six years she has done films like ‘Life...in a Metro’, ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai’, ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ and ‘Fashion’ that fetched her a National Award for the best supporting actress.
In ‘Shootout at Wadala’, John plays gangster Manya Surve who was shot dead by the Mumbai police in 1982 and is the first-ever registered encounter, or shootout, by Mumbai Police.
Directed by Sanjay Gupta and co-produced by him and Balaji Telefilms, ‘Shootout at Wadala’ also stars Sonu Sood, Manoj Bajpayee, Tusshar Kapoor, Ronit Roy and Mahesh Manjrekar.