Rajan Singh talks to Kangana Ranaut on Raaz 2 & Kites, and on the success of Fashion
Thanks. Well, the character, which I played in Fashion, demanded lots of hard work. I had to do my homework perfectly. I had no experience of doing modeling and the most challenging part was that the role I played was not even of a newcomer model. She was a seasoned model almost like a supermodel. For this really had to work hard. I had to do lots of research for the drug sequence. I had to know about the withdrawal symptoms and then what trauma they undergo. It was a difficult role to portray.
Once you see the film you also get to realise that you have also studied the lifestyle and behaviour of contemporary models too.
No, this was not the case and I had never said that my character was inspired from any particular model. You have a look at the career graph of any model be it Kate Moss or Naomi Campbell, after they attained success they fell prey to the menace of drugs. They were just not able to handle failure and success.
Do you really mean to say that models normally have a similar career graph as you just mentioned?
I cant say this with utter conviction but normally it has been noticed that models who are in age group of 16 to 17 years become successful then it becomes very difficult for them to handle their success. The world of glamour carries them away. They have the best of men hitting on them. They have so much of money at their disposal and then they meet people who are into drugs and then they slowly fall prey to it. Later on they are just not able to handle neither money nor fame.
You will again don the role of a model in your next film Raaz 2.
Look, the modeling part that I play in the film has got nothing to do with the plot of the film. The director of the film basically wanted a working woman for the part but going by my personality and my age Mohit realised that showing me as schoolteacher wont work. They wanted a profession that was related to media. Even journalists dont have too much glamour in their profession and I had already played the role of an actor in Woh Lamhe, so finally we all decided that modeling would be the best bet.
Of late, you have become favourite of lot many directors, whats the secret?
Well, be it my time or my energy, I have poured everything in my work these days. When I had just started my acting career, I was not able to enjoy it much as at that time it struck me that the profession is very demanding; it drains you out both physically and emotionally. But now I have attuned my body in such a way that now I can even work for 16 to 17 hours and dont feel tired. Initially I used to get tire out in six hours flat. I started acting in films when I was just 18 and its an age when you are emotionally very fragile. But now I am prepared, you give me any role and I will do it happily.
How was the whole experience working for Anurag Basus Kites?
Let me clarify here that the places where I shot for the film were Los Angeles and Las Vegas and not Mexico as it was reported in few newspapers. It was a different experience altogether. Vegas nightlife is incredible. Its an amazing production house and all the unit members were very co-operative.
How was the experience of working with Hrithik Roshan?
Hrithik is my favourite actor now. His behaviour and the way he conducts himself on the sets is something, which is very comfortable for any co-star. He works very hard for his films and he is just perfect.
Did you get any opportunity to dance with him for the film?
I cant say this right now as I have not yet got an opportunity to dance with him in the film but we are soon going to shoot a dance sequence in the month of December which will demand too much of hard work from me. If a person were to do hard work then anything is possible. I can say this with conviction that I wont look out of the place for that song.
There was also this news that there were creative difference between Rakesh Roshan and Anurag Basu when the shooting for the film was on?
There is nothing like that among the two. Whenever a film is made then it also calls for lots of discussions and everyone attached with the film have some opinion or the other. We also give advice. The reason for this false news could be that now when Rakesh-ji (who is also a successful director) is only the producer of the film, media only expects that creative differences are bound to happen between two directors.
Do you feel any sort of pressure that you have to meet the earlier success of Raaz in Raaz 2?
There is no any such pressure on us. The film has turned out to be very good and we all are proud of this product. We all are very confident about the success of this film. I am pretty sure that people will like this film a lot.
How is this film different from the earlier film?
Its an altogether different film and thats because its neither a sequel nor has it got to do anything from the original film. Its a different film but with a similar name and thats also because (Mahesh) Bhatt Saab was of the view that it was a lucky name for them and the identification becomes easy that its a horror film coming from Vishesh Films.
I am sure you and Emraan must have developed a comfort level by now.
Well Emraan is a very nice guy. Most of our thoughts and habits are very similar. Emraan does not like speaking too much and I am the same. Whenever we are together on the sets, we feel completely comfortable in each others company.
Lastly, whats your expectation from the film?
I want this film to scare people so much so that they just are not able to sleep.
Thanks a lot.