Mumbai, Sep 6: Actress Rani Mukherjee, who has teamed up with Anurag Kashyap for his home production ‘Aiyyaa', says she was not interested in doing dark film with the filmmaker and wanted a happy quirky movie.
Produced by Kashyap and Viacom 18, ‘Aiyyaa' stars Rani Mukherjee and south actor Prithviraj Sukumaran.
“When Anurag came to me I told him that I can't do the kind of movies that he makes...that I don't want to do dark films. I told Anurag I want to do happy film. I was surprised when Anurag told me he is offering me a happy film,” Rani told reporters here, at the first look of ‘Aiyyaa'.
“This film is mad...funny, quirky...whacky,” she said. For the first look of the film, Rani was dressed up like her character, adorning a yellow-green ‘navvari' sari. Rani revealed that in real life Anurag is an entertaining person, unlike the kind of movies he makes.
“I wanted to do something different with him. I have known him since long...his quirky side. As I had done dark films like ‘No One Killed Jessica' and to be released ‘Talaash', I wanted to do something different, hence chose this movie,” Rani said.
In the film Rani plays the role of a Marathi girl falling in love with a Malayali boy, Prithviraj.
“My character Meenakshi Deshmukh is very filmy. She is huge fan of Sridevi, Juhi Chawla and Madhuri Dixit.
She dreams about them and goes in fantasy world all the time,” she said. For the Marathi film, Rani wanted to get her dialect and pronunciation right and worked towards it.
“My director Sachin Kundalkar wanted Marathi flavour.So right from the costumes to dialogues to dialect...to pronunciation, everything is set right.
He helped me with the Marathi dialect as I wanted to get it right,” she said. ‘Aiyyaa' is Prithviraj's debut in Bollywood, and Rani is all praises for the south actor.
“Prithvi is awesome. He is wonderful person. He is really handsome and lovely to work with. Now I know why he is such a huge star. He is a very special actor,” Rani said.
The film is slated for release on October 12.