When she entered the film industry, we thought that Kangana Ranaut was too serious for her boots. With her screen past, she seemed fit only for 'crack' roles. Well, this girl is now trying to make you crack up. The actor is now trying her hand at comedy. "I prefer comedy to serious cinema. It's the one genre that Indians absolutely love," she says. Gearing up for another laugh riot, she talks to CS about everything that makes her laugh out loud:
Who: Kangana Ranaut
What: Talking about her brand of humour
I love to laugh. Even if I'm having a bad day, I'll make sure that I end it on a happy note by hanging out with friends who can make me laugh. I can relate to funny situations. One film that I never tire of watching is Jane Bhi Do Yaaron. The scene when the coffin is mistaken for a car has me in splits every time I watch it. And the beauty of the film is that a murder scene that's supposed to be serious; it is so enjoyable to watch. There is a message here, whether we want to take it or not -- life is how you choose to view it. People have changed, and with them, films too. But comedy is still comedy, and we Indians absolutely love it.
All work and all play
I like to have fun, both on and off the screen. I'm good friends with all my co-actors and that's what makes work so enjoyable. When I was shooting for my upcoming film, my director would actually have to tell us to shut up. I've never worked with so many guys on one film. Arshad (Warsi), Sanjay (Dutt) and Riteish (Deshmukh) would keep cracking these double meaning jokes and leave me in splits. We even went shopping together, and trust me, shopping with boys can be quite funny. Fortunately, they didn't play any pranks on me.
Comedy excites me, be it real or reel life. There is so much potential for us actors to discover ourselves and our brand of humour when we're doing comedies. I don't know how funny I am, maybe my friends would be a better judge of that. But what I do know is that I can laugh at the silliest of things. I hope that I can tap my full potential as an actor in a comedy film. There really is more to life than doing item numbers. I don't look down on the fad, but I can't see myself doing one. I don't think I'm attractive enough to do an item number (laughs).