Kangna Ranaut To Play In Rushdie Film

Kangna Ranaut will join the ranks of Freida Pinto and Aishwarya Rai with Deepa Mehta's  adaptation  of  Salman Rushdie's celebrated novel  Midnight's Children, reports Mumbai Mirror..Kangna has been  chosen to play a  character called Emerald.
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PTI 10 Aug 2010, 09:38 AM IST
Kangna Ranaut will join the ranks of Freida Pinto and Aishwarya Rai with Deepa Mehta's  adaptation  of  Salman Rushdie's celebrated novel  Midnight's Children, reports Mumbai Mirror..

Kangna has been  chosen to play a  character called Emerald. Described in Rushdie's book as pretty and  cryptic,  Emerald  was one  of the toughest and easiest roles to cast   for Deepa. Tough, because the character's  physicality and emotional  graph  is so precisely  described in the novel that  it  could only  be  played  by  a specific  kind of actress.

The  role became easy  to cast when Deepa Mehta saw Kangna in Anurag Basu's Gangster. She immediaitely knew  this was her Emerald.

As Deepa told a  friend,  "There were second and  third  choices for other  characters. For Emerald I only  wanted  Kangna." Kangna  will play a character  married  to  a Pakistani  politician observing the rise and fall of  leaders and dreamers  from the fringes. The  role requires  a silently eloquent actress.

Immediately after zeroing  in  on  her choice in Toronto Deepa  got in  touch with a friend in India who  put her on to Kangna.

Next year Kangna  joins such  seasoned stalwarts as Shabana Azmi, Seema  Biswas and Nandita Das  in the  shooting of Deepa's Midnight's Children. While  the director has  worked  more than once with the  other actresses Kangna will  be a  first for Deepa.

Speaking on the  matter from Toronto Deepa  says, "Yes, Kangna has agreed to be part  of  Midnight's Children. I think she's  a wonderful actress, not quite like anyone else that I've worked with." Let's hope Mr Rushdie doesn't get too excited about this emerald.
 
 
 

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