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‘Raja Ravi Varma was sensual’

Randeep Hooda essays the lead role in Ketan Mehta’s Rang Rasiya, a biopic on Raja Ravi Varma. The artist, who is known to have brought modern Indian art to life, achieved great recognition for his paintings of women in saris.

bollywood Updated: Jul 28, 2011 18:57 IST
Priyanka Jain

Randeep Hooda essays the lead role in Ketan Mehta’s Rang Rasiya, a biopic on Raja Ravi Varma. The artist, who is known to have brought modern Indian art to life, achieved great recognition for his paintings of women in saris. “The film talks about the painter’s depictions of Hindu gods and goddesses but it also touches upon an important part of his life — his women, who were also his muses.



Raja Ravi Varma was a sensual man. He loved women,” says Hooda, who admits that, like the painter, he too likes voluptuous women. So does he also get involved with his heroines like the painter did with his muses? “When you are playing a role where you are in love with someone, sometimes you fall for the person. Whether it culminates into something or not, I can’t say, but I don’t interact with co-stars on sets,” he adds.



However, insisting that there is nothing intimate about shooting sensual scenes with his co-stars he says, “For Rang Rasiya, the scene depicted the sensual nature of the artist. There was a lot of colour and play involved in it. More than sexuality, women enjoy sensuality.”



It has been rumoured that the actor was involved with his co-actor Mahie Gill when they working together on Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster. More recently, reports also claimed that he was dating Neetu Chandra, his co-star from Khusar Prasad Ka Bhoot.