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Press Trust Of India
Mumbai, September 07, 2012
Actress Rani Mukherjee, who has teamed up with director Anurag Kashyap for his home production venture Aiyyaa, said here today that she is not interested in doing movies with dark themes.

"When Anurag came to me, I told him I don't want to do movies with dark themes. I told him that I wish to do movies with happy endings. I was surprised when he told me that he is offering me a such a movie," Rani told reporters here, at an event held to promote the Marathi movie Aiyyaa, produced by Anurag Kashyap and Viacom 18, starring Rani Mukherjee and Kerala-based actor Prithviraj Sukumaran.

"This film is mad, funny, quirky and whacky. I wanted to do something  different with him. I have known since long time. I know Anurag's quirky side. Since I had done dark themed movies like No One Killed Jessica and the yet to be released Talaash, I wanted to do something different. Hence I chose this movie," said Rani, who was was dressed like her character, in a yellow-green color nine-yard (nauvari) sari. In Aiyyaa, Rani plays the role of a Marathi girl falling in love with a Malayali boy, played by Prithviraj.

For this Marathi film, Rani wanted to get her dialect and pronunciation right and she worked towards it. "My director Sachin Kundalkar wanted a Marathi flavour. So right from the costumes, the the dialogues to the dialect, to the pronounciation, everything is right. My director helped me with the Marathi dialect as I wanted to get it right," she said.

Incidentally, Aiyyaa also happens to be Prithviraj's debut in Bollywood and Rani is all praise for the Kerala-based actor.

"Prithvi is awesome. He is a 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," she said.

The film directed by Sachin Kundalkar releases on October 12.