Kajol denies the rumours that her role in VIP 2 was originally written for Rajinikanth
Kajol, who made her debut in Tamil films with Rajiv Menon’s ‘Minsaara Kanavu’ in 1997, will soon be seen in Tamil action-comedy drama ‘Velai Illa Pattadhari 2’ opposite Dhanush.
The actress said she initially contemplated quitting the movie as she was unable to memorize her dialogues in the Dravidian language
The actress, however, induced an incredible experience running in ‘VIP 2’ alongside Dhanush and director Soundarya Rajinikanth, finding the process of learning her lines in Tamil quite difficult.
“Acting is a little more difficult in a terminology that you don’t realize, like Tamil. It was a process for the first two days. I saw my scene on paper, and I was like, ‘Okay. You could take somebody else for the film now.’
But Soundarya and Dhanush were very sweet and kind and decided to work with me a little more. By the third day, I was willing to stop the remainder of the movie. It was an altogether different experience,” Kajol told reporters here.
About the film she said, “‘VIP 2’ was a fantastic team. I had a great time and made some great friends. I thank Soundarya and Dhanush for taking the time and trouble to help me and make me look good on screen.”
Kajol noted cinema has changed a lot in the past two decades, including the way people work and she believes that the change is important as it helps one grow as an artiste. “Today we have given a ‘Baahubali’ which has crossed everybody’s imagination and enthralled people from all over the world. Change is essential to grow, and we have developed as an industry.
“And we are not talking about only one particular state in the country now. So, I think that in itself shows how much we have changed and the kind of exposure we have had.” The DDLJ actress added
When she was asked about that, her role was originally written for Rajinikanth, she denied the reports and said her role “Vasundhara Parameshwar was always a female character. It was always written with a ‘woman’ in mind”.
‘VIP 2’ is a sequel to the 2014 Tamil blockbuster ‘VIP’ (‘Velai Illa Pattathari’) and is co-produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu’s V Creations and Dhanush’s Wunderbar Films.
Directed by Soundarya, the film is slated to release on July 28 in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi to coincide with a Dhanush’s birthday. The Hindi edition of the movie, which also features Amala Paul, Samuthirakani and Vivek in important characters, is titled ‘VIP 2: Lalkar.’