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NEW DELHI: Kangana Ranaut, who has been named best actor at the 62nd National Film Awards for her film Queen, talked about her experience in Tanu Weds Manu sequel.

She has essayed complex roles in films like Gangster, Fashion andQueen with perfection, but managing dual roles in Tanu Weds ManuReturns turned out to be a challenge for National Award winning actor.

She said: “They are very different. The experience was very challenging. It’s usually hard to portray one character, but here I was asked to play two strong characters.”

“The biggest challenge for me was to essay these two girls with complete conviction, especially when they have scenes together,” added the actor, who turned 28 on Monday and launched her new film’s poster.

Looking lovely in a Sabyasachi Mukherjee designed outfit for an event, Kangana revealed more about her two characters. “In the beginning of the film, Tanu is more self-centered. She loves herself much more than others, while Dattoo is not like her. She is a complete woman. She is somebody who we would want to be like.”

“But Tanu is more beautiful and attractive. Dattoo has bunny teeth, she has got a weird accent and there is nothing glamorous about her. She is an athlete. I have played her with more of boyish gestures,” she explained.

Madhavan, who will be seen as Manu in the film, revealed how will he cope up with Kangana’s dual torture this time? “It takes a lot of effort to look after one wife in real life, but in the film, I’m dealing with two girls. I had a great time filming this one as I learnt a lot from it,” he said.

Shooting Tanu Weds Manu Returns was fun for Madhavan. “I was shooting Saala Khadoos before starting Tanu Weds Manu Returns and the challenging part for me was that I finished the last day of Saala Khadoos, shaved off and moved into this one.”

Tanu Weds Manu Returns will revolve around Tanu and Manu’s life after four years of their marriage. It is slated to release in end of May.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 26th, 2015.

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