Kangna Ranaut prefers comedy over serious cinema
Mumbai: Kangna Ranaut, who is known for her edgier roles in films like ‘Gangster’, ‘Woh Lamhe’, ‘Life In A…Metro’ and ‘Fashion’ stunned all when she signed lighthearted flick ‘Tanu Weds Manu’.
Apparently, Kangna Ranaut will soon be seen in rib-tickling comedy ‘Double Dhamaal’ and the actress is game for breezy comedies as she says, “I prefer comedy to serious cinema. It`s the one genre that Indians absolutely love.”
Talking about her love for belly laughs, Kangna told a daily, “I love to laugh. Even if I`m having a bad day, I`ll make sure that I end it on a happy note by hanging out with friends who can make me laugh. I can relate to funny situations. One film that I never tire of watching is ‘Jane Bhi Do Yaaron’. The scene when the coffin is mistaken for a car has me in splits every time I watch it. And the beauty of the film is that a murder scene that`s supposed to be serious; it is so enjoyable to watch. There is a message here, whether we want to take it or not -- life is how you choose to view it. People have changed, and with them, films too. But comedy is still comedy, and we Indians absolutely love it.”
Talking about all the fun she had on the sets of ‘Double Dhamaal’, Kangna quipped, “I like to have fun, both on and off the screen. I`m good friends with all my co-actors and that`s what makes work so enjoyable. When I was shooting for my upcoming film, my director would actually have to tell us to shut up. I`ve never worked with so many guys on one film. Arshad (Warsi), Sanjay (Dutt) and Riteish (Deshmukh) would keep cracking these double meaning jokes and leave me in splits. We even went shopping together, and trust me, shopping with boys can be quite funny. Fortunately, they didn`t play any pranks on me.”
While Kangna is not averse to serious films, she feels that she can do a lot better with comedies. “Comedy excites me, be it real or reel life. There is so much potential for us actors to discover ourselves and our brand of humour when we`re doing comedies. I don`t know how funny I am, maybe my friends would be a better judge of that. I hope that I can tap my full potential as an actor in a comedy film. There really is more to life than doing item numbers. I don`t think I`m attractive enough to do an item number,” said the actress before signing off.