It was reported recently that actor Priyanka Chopra who plays Kaali in the remake of 1990’s cult hit Agneepath, has a role no bigger than a cameo in the film.
While co-writer, Ila Bedi Datta disagrees, the actor has now admitted that her part is not lengthy but the role that was offered was meaty enough for her to sink her teeth into.
“It’s small but not inconsequential. Kaali lives for Vijay and his happiness. She’s ready to fight life’s situations with a smile for him,” says Priyanka.
“Everyone knows it’s basically a revenge story between Vijay and Kancha Cheena. So naturally, I couldn’t become the focus of the plot. Kaali is important for the story to move further. She’s not a decorative item in the movie”, she adds.
Meanwhile, Katrina Kaif’s item number Chikni Chameli, an adaptation of the Marathi song Kombdi Padali, has become one of the most watched songs online and across television channels.
Didn’t it bother her that the chartbuster was picturised on another actor, and has more visibility than her songs? “We were all praying that Katrina takes it up. It’s worked so well for the promotions. I’m satisfied, not jealous,” argues Priyanka.
“Our characters, according to the script, don’t have that energy, which is where Katrina enters. It’s another story that if I hadn’t been Kaali, I could have been Chikni Chameli. Who wouldn’t want to take up a dance number like that?” she adds.