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Q&A: Kangana Ranaut speaks about ‘Ungli’

Kangana RanautThe stage is set for this year’s explosive black comedy-drama, as five vigilantes take justice into their own hands in the dark and witty urban tale Ungli (Finger), which releases on 28th November 2014 through Reliance Entertainment in UK cinemas.

Produced by Dharma Productions, the film company helmed by supremo director and producer Karan Johar, the edgy film, with a noir comic twist, is set in a sprawling metropolis, where corruption, intimidation and violence are a way of life. A city that never sleeps, the underworld is at full force, led by a sinister mob that demands obedience and respect.

Enter five rebels, who decide that they have had enough of the corruption that has blighted their city, and so decide to unite and expose the corrupt through whatever means necessary. The only thing that stands in their path is a tenacious police officer named ‘Kale’, portrayed by veteran actor Sanjay Dutt.

Here Kangana Ranaut opens up about the film and more…

The film follows a group of five friends on their quest to stand up to corruption, how was it acting with Emraan, Randeep, Neil and Angad?
It was hilarious; they are a funny group of guys. After filming with them for a few weeks it started to feel like we had known each other all our lives.


This is your third film with Emraan Hashmi, how was it working with him again?

Emraan is a great guy; he is really down to earth and is a very diverse actor. We get on really well outside of work and having worked together in three films now we have become very comfortable around each other. It’s always fun to work with Emraan and I think our friendship in real life comes across in this film; it isn’t hard to act like friends when you actually are!


People have been praising your character as the heroine of the story, why do you think everyone loves your character so much?
With this type of film, men have always been at the forefront of fighting crime and standing up to corruption. I think by having a girl in the group it shows how times are changing, and that women can kick ass as well (laughs).


‘Ungli’ has attracted a lot of attention, why do you think people are so interested in this film?

I think ‘Ungli’ has a great team working on it, everyone is really focused on making this film the best it can be. It has everything that a great film needs; Rensil has done a fantastic job of combing humor and actually a really interesting message. People have been waiting for this film for years now and many didn’t think it would ever actually get released so now that a release date has been set, I think everyone is really excited to see the outcome.

UNGLI releases on 28th November 2014 through Reliance Entertainment in UK cinemas

Hasee Toh Phasee to release in UK cinemas on 7th Feb

Dharma Productions must-see romantic comedy film of-the-year Hasee Toh Phasee will release on 7th February 2014 through Reliance Entertainment .

Hasee Toh Phasee promises to be a rom-com with a difference, bringing together a star cast of emerging acting talent and accomplished film professionals, both in front of and behind the camera. The film is directed by Vinil Mathew.

Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra - Hasee Toh Phasee

Set across Mumbai, over a decade, the film is about the relationship between the quirky, rebellious Meeta (Parineeti Chopra – Ishaqzaade), and the mischievous Nikhil (Sidharth Malhotra – Student Of The Year) struggling with their respective families to fit in. Nikhil bumps into Meeta on the occasion of her sister Deeksha’s wedding, while Meeta is on the run. He falls in love with Meeta’s sister Karishma on the same day.

The film jumps to the eve of Nikhil and Karishma’s engagement. Karishma’s wealthy father, Devesh Solanki, does not approve of Nikhil as he finds him to be a no-good young man. On the day of his engagement, Nikhil promises Karishma that he will prove himself to be worthy of her within the next seven days.

In an attempt to please Karishma he decides to let Meeta live in the flat above his own house, with his crazy extended family. During the course of Meeta’s stay the pair become close and open up to each other.

In the midst of this confusion, the truth about relationships is unfolded; the strength of unions is tested and love triumphs.

Watch the new romantic song from the film here:

Photos: Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor at the BBC Asian Network

Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan BBC Asian NetworkThe lead stars of new Bollywood film Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan, brought their own brand of rustic charm to the BBC’s Radio Theatre in central London recently when they took part in a unique ‘In Conversation With’ interview session.

The candid chat was presided over by BBC Asian Network’s Bollywood presenters Raj and Pablo, who quizzed the pair about their roles in the urban-rural ‘rom-com’ film, gleaned some tasty behind-the-scenes gossip, and discussed both stars successful acting careers.

A fun moment came when the pair were challenged to ‘blow the biggest chewing gum bubble’, a la Chewingam Chabaka style, in front of a full-capacity and clearly thrilled auditorium.

In Gori Tere Pyaar Mein the perfectly matched pair weave a delightful tale of love, loss and redemption in a feel-good story, which is set in the picturesque village of Jhumli in Gujarat, India. The film marks the second time that Kareena and Imran have come together on the big screen, with their first collaboration being Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, which garnered well with fans and critics alike. Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is directed by one of Bollywood’s emerging, new-wave directorial talents, Punit Malhotra,

‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’ is a Dharma Productions film. The film is released by Reliance Entertainment in UK cinemas on 22nd November 2013.

 Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan

Kareena Kapoor

Imran Khan