From her first movie “Hazaaron khwaishein aisi” to now, Chitrangada Singh has not only made a mark for herself but is also being seen as Sudhir Mishra’s muse. Her upcoming movie is “Yeh saali zindagi”. Let’s find out from her about her upcoming movies and career moves:
How difficult was it for you to get into the skin of the character in “Yeh saali zindagi”?
It was tough because the character Preeti is so possessive about the one she loves that she will go to any extent for him, even kill, if need be. On the one hand she is purely in love and on the other hand she is smart, selfish and brave, too. It was a little tough for me to portray these contradictions. It will not be wrong to say that she is slightly psycho with shades of grey.
How many times have you said “yeh saali zindagi” in real life?
Actually, quite a few. We take some decisions and make some promises we can’t keep and on the other hand, make some promises we are forced to keep. This is the truth of life. Somewhere in the movie it is also said, “Some bullets kill you and some save your life.”
You are doing a comedy in Rohit Dhavan’s next – “Desi boys”. How easy was it?
The film has a lot of situational comedy which makes it funny. Where easy or tough is concerned, you will have to see the movie to decide if I have comic timing or not. But I will tell you that it doesn’t have mindless comedy. The storyline in the movie is a strong one.
Didn’t you feel you might be ignored with stars such as Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in “Desi boys”?
Not at all. I do my scenes and they do theirs. I don’t think one can be ignored because of the other. I also don’t think about these things and neither do I want to. I am happy with my work.
What kind of movies do you like to watch?
I love to watch drama but romantic movies are my all-time favourite. Among Hindi movies “Sholay”, “Kaash”, “Dilwale dulhaniya le jaayenge” and “Arth” are my all-time favourite.
Is the store important for you or the director?
The director, because no matter how good a story you have, you need someone who can do justice to it.
You are also getting more involved in movies and have a family too. How challenging is it?
I see myself as any other working woman. All women have to face such challenges but like I told you since acting is my passion, it is not so tough for me.
Do you think that time has come again when female stars are getting a change to showcase their talent?
I think it was always the case or we wouldn’t have known the names of any actresses. There is no doubt that our country and society are male-dominated but things are changing, especially in the past five years. I am sure women-dominated roles will get a lot of importance and mileage.
How much does your husband Jyoti Randhawa encourage you in your career?
I am happy to have found a husband like Jyoti who is ambitious and understands my aspirations, too. Where golf is concerned, I absolutely love the game and try to help him in every which way. Sometimes I even carry his bag. But he prefers Deepika as an actress to me.
What does your son think of you?
He is only three-and-a-half years old so I can’t really say anything on his behalf.
What kind of an actress do you think Chitrangada is?
I feel it is my profession. You should tell me about this. But I feel I am passionate about everything. I do everything whole-heartedly. I love to play characters convincingly but it means posing a challenge for myself. I have no hesitation in calling myself a passionate actress.