‘A Perfect Women’s Day Watch’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 24 Feb 2017 14:43:58

Actress Kangana Ranaut, who will be seen as ‘fearless Julia’, a leading actress who travels, performs and entertains soldiers of the British Indian Army in Vishal Bhardwaj’s period drama Rangoon, says the film is a perfect Women’s Day watch as it’s about a strong woman.

“In Rangoon, Julia is a strong female character and the story revolves around her. Therefore, I believe that this film is quite important for Women’s Day and perfect to enjoy on that occasion,” Kangana said recently. The movie has elements from the British era as it is based in the 1940s when India was fighting for independence.
Kangana, whose character in the forthcoming film "Rangoon" is said to be loosely based on actress-stunt woman Fearless Nadia, further says her role is not based on any real-life person.

A lawsuit was reportedly filed against Rangoon maker Vishal Bhardwaj on grounds of copyright infringement, by Wadia Movietone Pvt Ltd, which has claimed that Kangana's character Miss Julia is based on real-life Australian stunt actor Mary Evans, popularly known as Fearless Nadia.

Asked about it, Kangana told, “I think there is some legal hassle around that. First of all, we cannot comment on it when it's in the court, but we can assure you that it's not based on any living or dead person.”
The 29-year-old actress added that Rangoon is “completely a fictional story” and the “characters are fictional as well”.

Kangana is rarely seen mingling around with her co-stars and the actress says the call is intentional as she does not like forming personal relationships at the workplace.
The 29-year-old actress says she does believe in making her co-actors comfortable but avoids being over-friendly.
“There should be a comfortable environment on set. But I won’t recommend one should form personal equations at work. I dont do that as I feel it will come in the way of your work. Comfort with co-stars is good but too much comfort is not good. It is good to be formal at work. I prefer sticking just to my work but at the same time I like being someone who is approachable,” Kangana told PTI.

The actress believes working women should always carry the “I mean business” attitude if they want their colleagues to respect them.

“I dont say it only for movie sets, I recommend it to all the women as I believe when you come with I mean business attitude, you get respect. I feel that respect is important to operate in a dignified way. We keep complaining that we don’t get respect but I believe one needs to maintain the dignity. There is a very fine line between being friendly and over-friendly.”

The actress will next be seen in Vishal Bhardwajs Rangoon which also stars Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan.
Reports of a cold war between Kangana and her Rangoon co-star Shahid Kapoor have been doing the rounds since they started promoting the film. While Shahid said he shares a “strictly professional” relationship with Kangana, she called him “moody” on a TV chat show recently.

Asked about her experience of working with Shahid and Saif, Kangana, praises them as “amazing actors”. She says Rangoon turned out to be one of the best experiences of her career because of the cast. “I feel you need very good actors to support the script because if every character is activated it will just bring the script alive and that is very important. That is what we as actors look forward to. We have a great cast. They (Shahid and Saif) are not just stars, they are amazing actors as well. I feel this is by far the best opportunity I have had to work with a great team.”
Rangoon is is scheduled for release on February 24.