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Kangana pauses for breath
24 Sep 2006 - 1677 Views - Gilda
The actress is emotionally drained after playing the Parveen Babi-inspired character in her next.

Though Kangana Ranaut is just one film old with Anurag Basu's Gangster, the 19-year-old actress is already feeling the fatigue of being in the profession and plans to take a break.

The petite actress attributes it primarily to the emotionally draining experience of playing Sanaa Azim in her soon-to-be-released movie Woh Lamhe, where she has played a mentally traumatised character inspired by the late Parveen Babi.

"Woh Lamhe has drained me out completely. I'm tired at the end of it as I had to go through all those myriad emotions Parveen went through in her life," says Kangana.

"But I have been shooting continuously even otherwise. I was in South Korea for Gangster when I got a call from Mukesh Bhatt saying that he wanted to cast me in Woh Lamhe. I was excited, but also realised it was a very big responsibility. It was halfway through Gangster when Woh Lamhe began. I had not completed Woh Lamhe when Shaka Laka Boom Boom began. After this I have Anurag Basu's Metro which we have also started shooting for. I've been working on one film after another. I'm honestly tired now. I want to take a break!"

Kangana says her parents want her to slow down too. "I'm only 19 years old. People here don't understand that, they think you're a machine. I'm still at an age where girls are falling in love with boys, but the industry is very demanding. My parents want me to take it easy. They are saying 'don't work yourself up or you'll really become another Parveen Babi'," she laughs.

So where does she plan to go for her break? "I've made some good money so I'm planning to go to New Zealand," she says. "After Metro gets over, I am not going to sign some films for sometime. I have two other films with UTV, but I will not start shooting for them till I rejuvenate."

Right now Kangana is busy shooting for Shakalaka Boom Boom and Metro. Talking about her experiences she says, "In Shakalaka Boom Boom I play a glamorous, aspiring singer. It' a relief to play a light character for a change. I feel Bobby (Deol) is a bit serious. But that could be because we don't have a very big track together so he doesn't know me too well. In Metro, I have a very different look. I have short hair in the film. I'm playing a girl from Kolkata who works in a call centre. It's a movie about how single girls live alone in the city."


"My parents want me to take it easy. They say, 'don't work yourself up or you'll really become another Parveen Babi." Kangana
- mumbaimirror.com