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‘A small or big budget film doesn’t matter’

Actor Kishori Shahane Vij is looking forward to an exciting year

regional movies Updated: Sep 25, 2017 19:56 IST
Anjali Shetty
Anjali Shetty
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Kishori Shahane Vij(HTPHOTO)

Pune-born Kishori Shahane Vij celebrated Navratri in Pune for the first time. A frequent visitor to the city, Kishori was mesmerised with the grandeur and magnificence with which the city celebrates the nine-day long festivities. “Normally, my visits to Pune are during Diwali, summers, or for shoots. This time, I am glad I made it to the city during Navratri and especially for the Pune Navratri Mahotsav,” says Kishori, who will be seen as a political in two Marathi films, 15 August Bhagile 26 January and Rajan.

Kishori plays a UP-based politician in one of the films and shares how she sketched the character herself, including writing dialogues for it. “I am a known Marathi face. So, it would be difficult for my fans and audience to accept me as a UP-based person. Hence, I made sure my character is not stereotypical. I wrote dialogues with the help of people from the region. I also worked on my diction and pronunciation. I hope the audience sees the difference.”

For the Mohenjo Daro (2016) actor, a role or character in a film has to give her a kick for her to take it up. “I only choose characters if I feel I can bring something new and different to it. A small or big budget film doesn’t matter. What matters is that it should release. I am completely okay with character roles, as it gives you moments and memories to cherish forever.”

A dancer too, Kishori doesn’t believe in changing her physical appearance for character roles. “I would not abuse my body for a character role. But yes, if it is a central role and the film requires me to loose/gain weight or make any changes to my look, I will do it. Otherwise, I have been fit and active and would not like to change that.”

The actor has also starred in a Hollywood film called Heartbeats, which will release in India soon.

First Published: Sep 25, 2017 19:56 IST

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