Kangana Ranaut, who won ­accolades for her ­performance in the recently-released Queen, will play a 35-year-old mother in Sujoy Ghosh’s next, Durga Rani Singh.
“I’m 26 and I’m playing a 35-year-old mom to a 14-year-old paralytic girl. It’s a very ­challenging role as I have never played a mother on screen,” says Kangana.
The role, she adds, requires a lot of research. “I will have to work on my body ­language to get the ­character right. I will also have to go through aging and use ­prosthetics.
Then I have to get the psychology of the mother of a paralytic daughter right.”
Ghosh, who directed Vidya Balan in the 2012 hit film, Kahaani, had ­earlier finalised her for this role too. But Vidya, 35, backed out of the film last week and suggested Kangana’s name for the role, having loved her performance in Queen.