Rani Mukherji has admitted that her upcoming film Aiyyaa is a risk as audiences are not used to this kind of cinema.
Directed by National Award winning director Sachin Kundalkar, it sees the 34-year-old actress as a Pune-based Marathi girl Meenakshi Deshpande whose parents want to her to get married. But she falls in love with a Tamil painter as she is attracted by his body odour.
“Aiyyaa is one such risk that I have taken because not only the script is whacked-out, but also the filmmaking style that Sachin has adapted is very different to what our Hindi audience is used to watching,” she told IANS.
However the Black actress is confident that from young girls to grandmothers everyone will be able to relate to the film.
“I am not talking about just a section of people in the city. When you see pan India, every girl wants to be independent and make her choice in terms of a life partner. Unfortunately, some girls don’t have the liberty to make that choice because they are burdened with the thought that this is what they have to follow,” said Rani.
“Not only young girls, but mothers and grandmothers, who have been through this situation in their lives, will relate to my character,” she added.
After actors like Katrina Kaif, Vidya Balan and Chitrangada Singh, Rani has done a sensuous Lavani number in the film.
“I don’t think those were (a Lavani dance) in true sense but what I have done in the film is an authentic Lavani,” she said.
Aiyyaa will also introduce southern star Prithviraj Sukumaran when it releases in UK cinemas through Tip Top Entertainment on 12th October 2012.
Watch Dreamum Wakeupum from the film here: