It has been years since Vidya Balan’s Vidya Bagchi unleashed the power of a lone hairpin. The audience gasped, and gasped again as Sujoy Ghosh introduced that unexpected twist in the tale and made Kahaani one of the best thrillers in Indian cinema.
Now, Vidya and Sujoy are back with Kahaani 2, this time called Durga Rani Singh. There is a new entrant in the mix and it is Arjun Rampal. Can the trio leave us gasping in the theatres again? While we will have to wait till Friday to get an answer to that, what new has Vidya tried with Kahaani 2? Because, innovation is the name of the game, isn’t it?
Before Vidya could reply, Arjun had the answer ready: “Vidya will be seen sleeping in the film, throughout. Now this is something no one has ever done.” It took Sujay to explain that since Vidya is in a coma in the film, she will be seen sleeping through the film.
Vidya added that Kahaani 2 gave her a chance to do action scenes, which is something she was yet to try in her career. “There is an accident sequel in the film in which I got a chance to try some stunts, something I always longed to do. Post the shoot, everyone on the set asked me was it difficult, but I actually enjoyed the process,” she said.
But while Vidya enjoyed the action, there was one scene which left her traumatised. The scene is where the child actor who plays Vidya’s daughter in the film jumps from the roof. “Vidya was very badly affected by the scene. Post shoot, she cried so hard and I am sure that is something she has never done in the past,” Arjun said.
On being asked how Arjun felt working with Vidya, he said, “I though Vidya would be a very serious and intellectual kind of a person, but she is a complete baby at heart. She is best in her work but as the scene gets over, there is a twinkle in her eye that brings a positive vibe on the sets. Working with her was all pleasure.”
Vidya too said that she had her doubts as she had only met Arjun at social events and this was the first time that they were working together. “I never expected to gel with him so well. He has a beautiful smile and thus I love to make him smile, which is the best part of working with him,” said Vidya.
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Kahaani 2 will release on December 2.