Rani wants audience to watch ‘Wanted’ for Salman
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Last Updated: Friday, September 18, 2009, 17:32
  
Rani wants audience to watch ‘Wanted’ for Salman New Delhi: Rani Mukerji, who will be seen in `Dil Bole Hadippa` after a long hiatus, seems to be enjoying the promotional extravaganza surrounding the release of the film. With her newly-attained well-toned body, the light eyed Mukerji is already garnering all the attention.
In a candid chit-chat with Ankita Shukla and Bhavna Khullar of Spicezee.com, Rani talked about her comeback vehicle `Dil Bole Hadippa`, her novel experience of playing a Sardar boy and her co-star Shahid Kapur.



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Q. Tell us something about ‘Dil Bole Hadippa’.

Rani: ‘Dil Bole Hadippa’ is a very special film. I, Shahid and our director Anurag Singh have created the film with a lot of love. It’s a family entertainer and will be a complete paisa vasool.




Q. Salman Khan’s ‘Wanted’ will also be releasing on the same day. What do you have to say about that?

Rani: You know I would like to tell the audience to please go to theatres and see ‘Wanted’, because Salman is a friend. I want both the films to work and I’m sure there is an audience for all the films.

Q. How do you feel about the kind of reception ‘Hadippa’ got at Toronto Film Fest?

Rani: Toronto was unbelievable and overwhelming. Though I was not expecting it, because it’s a different atmosphere there, and they don’t really accept commercial films. But it felt like watching a film at a Delhi theatre. This kind of reception on an international level makes me worry less about the response it would get here. I wish Toronto rubs in everywhere.

Q. How hard was it for you to learn Punjabi for this one?

Rani: Well, I’ve always been surrounded by my Punjabi friends, and I’ve also had to deal with Punjabi people in almost all of my films. So, it’s nothing new for me.

Q. Which character of yours would you prefer, Veer or Veera?

Rani: Well, playing Veer was very challenging for me as it`s something that I have not done before. To play a man is so different, something completely new for me. I enjoyed it a lot more than playing Veera because Veera’s character is something normal and regular. If I had to choose between the two, I would choose Veer for I really enjoyed being a boy in ‘Hadippa’. This is a character which I am going to remember forever.

Q. There were reports that Aamir and Shah Rukh used to be there to help you on the sets of the film. Is that true?

Rani: Yes, Aamir and Shah Rukh did help me on the sets. Aamir helped me so much with the moustache. You know, I was shooting for a scene with Rakhi (Sawant), and Aamir kept guiding me about how to get the moustache glued properly. And Shah Rukh helped me a lot with the cricket part of it. He taught me a lot about the game.

Q. How was it working with Shahid?

Rani: It was a pleasure. Shahid is extremely hard working and dedicated, I believe that is what is going to take him a long way. He is really an asset to the film. Shahid has added a contemporary and fresh feel to ‘Hadippa’.

Q. You seem to be really fond of that word ‘Hadippa’, right?

Rani: Yes, both Shahid and I are in the ‘Hadippa’ mode and whenever we’re happy, we scream it out loudly. It feels great!



First Published: Friday, September 18, 2009, 17:32


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