It's raining female-centric movies in Bollywood. After giving a stupendous performance in No One Killed Jessica, Rani Mukherjee returns with Anurag Kashyap's Aiyyaa.
Jointly produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Anurag Kashyap, Aiyyaa is based on the idea of switching the traditionally-conceived roles of women with men.
Director Sachin Kandalkar is paying homage to his Bollywood inspirations in his Hindi directorial debut, Aiyyaa.
Song track Dreamum Wakepum is currently doing for Aiyya what Ooh La La did for The Dirty Picture.
Rani Mukerji's loud look from the movie Aiyyaa reminds us of Vidya Balan in Dirty Picture.
Rani Mukerji in a quirky act from her upcoming film Aiyyaa.
Rani Mukerji is playing a Marathi girl who is inspired by Bollywood films.
Rani Mukerji in a song sequence from the film.
Rani Mukherji goes techno and desi in her marathi mulgi avatar for her upcoming Aiyya.
Rani Mukherjee is back! The actress will be seen in an upcoming film called Aiyyaa, written and directed by Sachin Kundalkar. The film is co-produced ...
Malayalam superstar Prithviraj Sukumaran, who is making his Bollywood debut with Rani Mukerji starrer Aiyaa, has already bagged Yash Raj Films’ Aurangzeb before his debut Hindi film release. The actor has however quashed rumours that Mukerji put in a word for him for the role.
“I got Aurangzeb because I gave an audition and passed it. It’s a good thing that Yash Raj Films is showing confidence in me even before my first (Hindi) film has come out. There have been completely baseless rumours even before. So please have your fun and I’ll enjoy these too by giving clarifications,” Prithviraj told us.
Acting down south since over a decade, Prithviraj reveals that Aiyaa was not a deliberate attempt to venture into Hindi cinema.
“Aiyaa is not the first Hindi script that came to me. It is the first Hindi film that I chose to do. In fact, the script was such that I would have done it irrespective of language barriers. It was not designed to be my Bollywood debut,” said the 29-year-old, who would “love to shift to Mumbai regardless of what happens in Bollywood”.
As for language problems, he says, “Hindi has never been a trouble. In fact, Hindi is the only language I can speak and write apart from Malayalam and English.”
Prithviraj also had to acquire a chiselled body for his role. He said, “I’ve done that before, so this was not new. What was new was to be treated as an object of desire by a woman.”