Rana is awesome to work with: Kajal
The Radha of Jogendra, Kajal Aggarwal playing the pivotal role in the Rana’s political drama ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri’ is juggling between promotions and shooting for her other upcoming films that include the much-awaited ‘Vivegam’ with superstar Ajith in the lead.
The Radha of Jogendra, Kajal Aggarwal playing the pivotal role in the Rana’s political drama ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri’ is juggling between promotions and shooting for her other upcoming films that include the much-awaited ‘Vivegam’ with superstar Ajith in the lead. “It is like homecoming for me,” she shares her experience of working again with director Teja, who launched her in her first film, ‘Lakshmi Kalyanam’.
“There was a sense of familiarity and comfort. With a director like Teja it is always a learning experience. He always encourages the actors to do something new. I had unlearnt everything I had learnt until now, and started afresh for this film, which is in fact my 50th film.”
“I am instinctive about the roles I agree to do,” she relates. For her to choose a film either the story must work for her, or it may just be that she wishes to be part of the film, on the other hand the role has to be challenging.
As far as ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri’ is concerned, she says it is definitely the story that has been the deciding factor. “It is great the way an intense love story has been weaved into a political backdrop,” she says.
About the lead actor, the Jogendra of ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri’ Rana she has many words of praise, “It is amazing the way he is such a dedicated actor, yet involved in the entire process of film making. He has passion for films.”
Kajal’s look in the film is that of Telugu girl clad in cotton, linen and at times silk sarees. The character is righteous, strong, matured and sensible. The same is the case with the role that she is doing in one of her Tamil films, ‘Queen’.
So, what draws her to item numbers. “I have just done one such song for my dear friend Tarak in ‘Janatha Garage,’. However, I wanted to break the stereotype and say that an item song need not be raunchy, it can also be nice in an aesthetic way and classy,” she avers.
She looks back at her career and says, “I have a great deal of respect in my heart for the industry, for the people who have given me so much love. I had the opportunity to work with some of the best directors and actors, and had a fulfilling career. I am now in a position to choose to work in films that suit my sensibilities.”