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Q&A: Kangana Ranaut on ‘Katti Batti’

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Katti Batti is a modern day romance that traces young architect Madhav Kabra’s (Imran Khan) love for the free-spirited Payal (Kangana Ranaut). They make for a perfect couple until a sudden turn of events creates an unanswered distance between them. What follows is a series of events that tests the fate of their relationship.

Katti Batti is in showing in UK cinemas now.

Read on to find out what Kangana Ranaut has to say about the film.

How did you feel playing such an emotional character, like Payal in Katti Batti?
Playing a character like Payal was so overwhelming. I remember, after a shoot I used to cry every night. My mother visited me and I even cried with her thinking about it. It is absolutely the most intense character I have ever played in a film.

How would you describe Katti Batti?
Katti Batti looks like a rom-com, but it is very different from a typical rom-com. When people will watch the film they will see a much deeper story. The intensity of the characters in the film is astounding.

How was it playing Payal in Katti Batti?
I have to say it was the most penetrating role I have ever played. I couldn’t eat or drink while shooting certain scenes so I could get into character.

How was working with Imran Khan?
He is a very good natured person. I always call him ‘Mr Goody Two Shoes’ because of his great reputation in the film industry, and he is also quite predictable. Imran is also a very sophisticated and stylish man. I find his sleek sense of style so interesting, which is very rare in men.

Would you like to date someone from the same industry?
I always believed it was difficult to date an actor, and not entirely healthy either. Now I am convinced it is not a good idea. You would not want to start a competition with the person you were dating. It is an awful feeling when the person who is supposed to protect and support you, subconsciously starts to compete with you.

Kangana_KattiBattiYou are today reigning Bollywood. People say it’s lonely at the top. How do you see it?
I think the best part about my success is that it came so late – that matters a lot how you feel as a person. If it had been 8 or 9 years ago when I was still a teenager, I believe I would have become like my character in Fashion. At twenty-eight, you become very balanced as a woman and that kind of affects your outlook about life. My success happened now that I am so balanced and mature, which matters as well. You don’t really want to wish for success at a very young age, as success is very hard to deal with at a young age.

Have you ever thought of writing a book, maybe an autobiography?
There are so many things I would love to write about, not just about my life but about how I have a spiritual understanding of characters and how I am able to get into their minds and actions. I would like to share this with the world. I also love poetry. I would love to write about my life and my struggles, I think it could be useful and inspiring to other young girls.

So are you planning to slow down anytime soon?
Not right away but I believe after 2-3 films I can take it a little easier.

Heartbreaker Kangana & Heartbroken Imran – Katti Batti in UK cinemas on 18th September

 

Brace yourself for a love story with a twist, ‘Katti Batti’, a roller coaster ride of emotions and quirky momentscoming to cinemas on 18th September 2015.  Released by UTV Motion Pictures, this non–linear love story marks the second release this year for the two time National Award winner Kangna Ranaut (Queen) and heartthrob Imran Khan (Ek Mein Aur Ek Tu). This film also marks Director Nikhil Advani’s return to the rom-com genre after his 2013 crime-thriller D-Day.

Produced by Siddarth Roy Kapur under the banner of UTV Motions Pictures, Katti Batti is an anti-love story with Imran Khan performing the role of Madhav Kabra (Maddy) and Kangana Ranaut as Payal. The story revolves around Maddy and Payal’s live-in relationship for 5 years until a sudden turn of events when Payal leaves Maddy mid-way.

Upon a fleeting first watch, the promo of Nikhil Advani’s upcoming “Katti Batti” seems engaging enough as the director is known to extract brilliant performances from his actors, sending his audiences on an emotional, cathartic journey.  It’s a young romance that broaches the “daring” contemporary topic of pre-marital cohabiting along with giggle-worthy one-liners and dialogues that will make you chuckle.

This is an offbeat romantic film revolving around Imran Khan as Madhav Kabra (Maddy) and Kangana Ranaut as Payal. Madhav is a slightly geeky young architect that does not seem to know quite what to do when he meets the free spirited Payal who has no qualms about throwing caution to the wind.

The characters have many different depths and layers around them. Maddy comes from a very strict middle class family from Pune, while Payal comes from an affluent family in Delhi and has extremely different ideas of marriage, love and parenthood. Imran Khan’s character has extremely structured views on life until he falls in love with

Payal, who turns his life topsy turvy with her refreshing outlook on things.

With all the usual hit film elements are ticked, Kangana and Imran’s refreshingly eclectic pairing is an added bonus and is expected to steal the show – yet again with this film. Katti Batti personifies a new age relationship, breaking up and making up in the world of today, the sort of contemporary romantic relationship never seen before on Indian celluloid.

Katti Batti releases internationally on 18th September 2015 through UTV Motion Pictures.

UTV to release ‘Katti Batti’ in UK cinemas on 18th September

UTV Motion Pictures next release is Katti Batti starring Imran Khan and Kangana Ranaut. Presented by Emmay Entertainment Production and directed by Nikhil Advani, the film releases in UK cinemas on September 18. 

Katti Batti is a modern day romance that traces young architect Madhav Kabra’s (Imran Khan) love for the free-spirited Payal (Kangana Ranaut). They make for a perfect couple until a sudden turn of events creates an unanswered distance between them. What follows is a series a events that tests the fate of their relationship. 

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Kangana Ranaut in ‘Katti Batti’

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Imran Khan and Kangana Ranaut in ‘Katti Batti’

What type of couple are you? Watch these three teaser videos from  Katti Batti right now to find out:

 

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No Film with Aamir Khan yet – Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut (2)Kangana Ranaut has clarified that she hasn’t been offered the Aamir Khan starrer Dangal.

Aamir Khan and Kangana Ranaut have formed a mutual admiration club of sorts. While Aamir was all praise for Kangana’s work in Queen, she too has admitted that she is an Aamir admirer. Kangana is also like him, choosy about her scripts and is allergic to award functions. During his appearance on Koffee with Karan, Aamir also said that he finds Kangana very sexy. 

Kangana returned the compliment in an interview saying she found mamu Aamir sexier than nephew Imran. After watching Queen, Aamir took to Twitter to praise Kangana’s work. The actress has also expressed her desire to work with the actor. It was probably all of this that fanned the rumours of her playing Aamir’s daughter in his next movie Dangal. The movie based on wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat will be directed by Nitesh Tiwari. 

According to reports, Kangana was to play Phogat’s daughter Geeta. The actress is amused by these reports because she hasn’t signed the film. She clarifies, “Dangal was never offered to me. I’d love to work with Mr Khan sometime soon, but we aren’t working on Dangal together,” says Kangana.

Though Kangs isn’t a part of this movie, there’s no denying the fact that it would be great to watch the two powerful performers act together.

Watch: ‘Ungli’ Trailer

Dharma Productions has released the theatrical trailer of the much-awaited comedy-drama Ungli 

The film stars Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Randeep Hooda, Sanjay Dutt, Neil Bhoopalam and Angad Bedi. Directed by Rensil D’Silva, the multi-starrer is produced by Hiroo Yash Johar and Karan Johar.

Ungli will be out in UK cinemas on 28th November, 2014.

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Kangana Ranaut to make an appearance at the Pratham UK Gala Ball

Kangana Ranaut (2)Bollywood’s ‘Queen’ is all set to descend into London this weekend to make a special appearance at the Pratham UK gala ball on October 4th at the Natural History Museum. 

Pratham UK, a charity aimed at eradicating illiteracy among disadvantaged children in India, have already raised more than £5 million, its India counterpart has helped over 35 million disadvantaged children to read. There are still over 100 million children that remain illiterate across India.

The gala which is going to be dotted with celebrities and A-listers from the Asian community will feature a special performance from Bollywood’s hottest new singer Kanika Kapoor.

Kanika who has recently been appointed as the ambassador for the charity said: “This cause is very close to my heart.  By performing at the gala, if I can make a difference in even one child’s life, it’s a huge deal for me”.

Kangana who is excited to be part of such a fabulous cause will support at the live auction on the night by encouraging donors to bid on some special goodies.

Roy Martins, Chairman, Pratham UK said: We are delighted to have such talented young stars like Kangana and Kanika join us to at our annual fundraiser, a little help goes a long way in igniting young minds”.

 

Kangana cooks Chinese for the crew of ‘Queen’

Queen image_KanganaThe latest song ‘London Thumakda’ from the Kangana Ranaut starrer Queen ended with the actress cooking Chinese for the entire unit, Delhi style!

While Kangana shot for the entire song in the coldest days of the year in the city, she made sure the shoot ended on a delicious note.

On the final day of the shoot, the actress took the entire unit by surprise when she served them all with the Chinese dishes prepared by her. The crew was exhilarated on realizing that the Chinese food was cooked with a perfect Delhi twist. Impressed by her culinary skills, the entire crew couldn’t help but compliment the food and the chef behind the delicious experience.

Presented by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Queen is a Phantom Production.

The Kangana Ranaut starrer is directed by Vikas Bahl, and produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Vikramaditya Motwane & Anurag Kashyap. Queen is scheduled for release on February 28, 2014.

 

Kangana Ranaut plays Vidya in ‘Shootout at Wadala’

Kangana Ranaut in Shootout at WadalaWith the sensational news about the dazzling cameos of Priyanka Chopra, Sunny Leone and Sophie Choudry in Shootout At Wadala, having created a splash, the film’s fourth female dimension comes in the form of the heroine, Kangana Ranaut.

Kangana plays the role of Vidya who is Manya Surve’s (John Abraham) love interest. While there is no mention of Vidya in S. Hussain Zaidi’s best-seller ‘Dongri To Dubai’ (from which a part of the film has been inspired), director Sanjay Gupta learnt of her existence through his interaction with the Police while researching for the film.

Reveals Sanjay, “The Police know about Vidya. So do the residents of Mumbai’s Dadar and Agar Bazaar areas where she is folklore. Many believe that she betrayed Manya, which led to his encounter. No one knows what happened to her after Manya’s death.”

On his decision to cast Kangana, he adds, “The role of Vidya was written originally with Vidya Balan in mind, as we needed a powerhouse actress to pull off the film’s emotional dimension. When it didn’t work out, we opted for Kangana, as she is a fantastic actress. She has really stood her own amid the men in the film and delivered a knock-out performance.”

Interestingly, Kangana’s de-glam cotton-sari look, make-up and hair have been styled on the lines of Shabana Azmi’s character from ‘Arth’. Concludes Gupta, “She’s done something she hasn’t done before.”

Eros International will release the film in UK cinemas on 3rd May.

Check out these posters of the film:

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All eyes are on Kangana Ranaut this year!

Kangana RanautNational Award winner Kangana Ranaut, apart from being a powerhouse actress and eccentric style diva, is also among the most sought after Bollywood actresses, proof of which are the exciting films Kangana stars in this year.

Kangana Ranaut fans are in for a treat as the actress will be part of a whopping 7 films this year, essaying versatile characters starting with Balaji Motion Pictures Shootout at Wadala, Krrish 3 alongside Hrithik Roshan, Karan Johar’s Ungli, Anurag Kashyap’s Queen, I Love New York with Sunny Deol, acclaimed Marathi author Vishwas Rao Patil’s Rajjo and Revolver Rani.

Says a trade source, “This is a year that will highlight Kangana’s careers finest. She has 7 of her films releasing consecutively – While Queen, Revolver Rani and Rajjo see her in woman-oriented drama roles. She balances it out with commercial offerings like Shootout at Wadala, Krrish 3 and Ungli. She is soon emerging a talent to reckon with, with several directors and industry wallas vouching for her and the proof of it lies in the number of films that have been offered to her.”

The actress will be next seen in UK cinemas in Shootout at Wadala, releasing in UK cinemas through Eros International on 1st May 2013. 

 

 

Kangana Ranaut shoots her first-ever mujra song for Vishwas Patil’s ‘Rajjo’

Kangana Ranaut - RajjoHere to reinvent a genre of dance that has been long forgotten, actress Kangana Ranaut who plays a mujrawalli in Vishwas Patil’s Rajjo, produced by Four Pillars Entertainment, recently shot for the film’s highlight song, her first ever classical mujra number titled Kaleja Hai Hajir… Khanjar Kahan Hai.

Having trained in Kathak for the last three-years at Nateshwar Nritya Kala Mandir under the guidance of Rajendra Chaturvedi, Kangana shot for the song composed by Uttam Singh and choreographed by Ganesh Acharya like a professional.

 “Kangana has always been known as a powerhouse performer but now you will see her with new perspective. I was thrilled to see her dedication and the end result. It will be the best performance of Kangana’s life,” commented choreographer Ganesh Acharya. 

Clarifying that the song cannot be termed as an item number, Kangana said , “Item numbers are not my cup of tea and mujra songs in Rajjo cant be called item numbers. They are highly authentic and a tribute to Gopi Krishna and I enjoyed every bit of dancing that I am getting to do in this film.”

All praise for Kangana, says director Vishwas Patil, “For Rajjo’s role, I was looking for a brilliant actress who has been trained in Kathak and Kangana fit into this role perfectly. I was searching for a powerhouse performer with a regal appeal on the lines of the iconic Vyjayantimala, Wahida Raheman and Madhubala and without any complaints Kangana fulfilled my all expectations.”

Produced by Four Pillars Entertainment, Vishwas Patil’s Rajjo, also starring National Award winners Prakash Raj and Mahesh Manjrekar and newcomer Paras Arora is scheduled to release this year.

Kangana Ranaut – Bollywood’s most Stylish Vegetarian

Kanagana Ranaut - UKMaking ‘going green’ look ever so fashionable, Kangana Ranaut, having shifted base to Mumbai has now turned vegan, a decision that was quite a challenge for the style icon, especially since she was raised as a non-vegetarian, born and brought up like anyone from the sub-degreed Himachal region.

The actress who was always spiritually inclined has also taken up to yoga recently and has turned into a staunch vegetarian.

Apart from its positive effects on her health and fitness, Kangana also finds it to have a calming effect on her, especially since her schedule is packed with films and brand commitments.

Reveals a source, “Kangana has always been a spiritual person and has taken upto yoga and vegetarianism in a huge way. Now that she is in Mumbai, she is more aware of what’s happening in and around and strongly feels that vegetarianism has a calming and de-stressing effect on her”.

Says Kangana “I think being a Vegan has done wonders for my lifestyle apart from keeping me healthy and more active it has also calmed me as a person. I hope to set an example for all my fans”.