Kangana Ranaut’s first South Indian language film, Dhaam Dhoom (Tamil) opened to packed houses just weeks back. The action packed thriller with a suspense ending, was almost entirely shot on virgin locations in Russia. Not only is the film being appreciated but so is Kangana’s work in it. South filmmakers impressed by her work have begun offering her big projects with top stars of the South film industry.
One such offer that was made to the Gangster starlet just a few days back has been of Rs. 1 crore plus. Our source informs, “A prominent Tamil production house has approached Kangana with a highest ever offered price to her till date in her career in the film industry. Their only condition is that she should feature in this action thriller film in a bald state for a few scenes. Kangana hasn’t given her nod to the role yet. But she is definitely considering giving it a go ahead. Not just for the price, but the role is a very challenging one. It’s a totally different role from what she has been doing in Bollywood till date. Kangana is known to accepting challenges and one might see her signing on the dotted line soon. Her role in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion is based on the Delhi based, infamous model Geetanjali. For bringing authenticity to her part of looking like a road side beggar addicted to drugs in some portions of the film she went to great lengths.”
“What perhaps may prove a spoke in the wheel for her to sign the film is the dates. If they end up mixing with her other scheduled films like Anurag Basu directed Kites produced by Rakesh Roshan as it would be difficult for her to maintain continuity.” the source concludes.
Very few Hindi actresses have dared to go bald on screen. Nandita Das and Shabana Azmi had shaved off their hair for Deepa Mehta’s Water but when the film ran into controversies their roles were given to Lisa Ray and Seema Biswas respectively who also went bald for these parts. - (SAMPURN)