For her role as a muscular superwoman in Krrish 3, Kangana Ranaut — with help from filmmaker Rakesh Roshan — is leaving no stone unturned to put her best foot forward.
Everyday, the actor can be spotted on the Mumbai beaches, training hard in various combat forms. “Yes, I go to the beach at 5 am every morning. Rakeshji has hired a trainer for me, who teaches me martial arts, kickboxing and lot of other forms of fighting,” says Kangana, adding, “My character has supernatural powers, so I have to lose a lot of weight to fit into a superwoman costume. I have to do a lot of stunts and action sequences. I don’t think the Indian screen has seen a woman like this.”
Personally, Kangana doesn’t mind the transformation. “I was very happy playing a Punjabi girl in Tanu Weds Manu for which I had piled on a lot of weight. For two-three years, I have been a little chubby, happy and quite successful too. So, I don’t mind the weight. But for Krrish 3, I am working very hard. They want me to look a bit muscular. Someone who is fighting and doing action with three men should look convincing and not like a delicate darling,” she says.
Before Kangana was finalised for the role, Chitrangda Singh and Jacqueline Fernandez were to play it. But while Singh opted out citing date issues, Jacqueline apparently didn’t want to lock lips with lead actor Hrithik Roshan.
Ask Kangana about such a scene in the film and she says: “The kind of superhero films Rakeshji makes is meant for family audiences. I have read the script and there’s no kissing or any kind of vulgarity in it. Of course, there is a love story but it’s not a film that will sell because of a nude scene. It doesn’t make sense. I don’t know why people are talking about it.”