Gentle, real, well-mannered - Kangana's Mr. RightMay 13, 2007 Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Marriage is at least six years away for talented actress Kangana Ranaut but that hasn't stopped her from listing out the qualities she wants in Mr.Right!
"I'm going to get married at the age of 26. So I've a good six years to find Mr. Right," Kangana told IANS.
"He should be gentle, well-mannered and real... not a mannequin. He has to be a white-collar professional like a doctor or a lecturer with a steady income. He should be intelligent. I don't like men who flaunt their sexuality and let their muscles hang out. To me machismo is about what you hide, not show."
And the list doesn't stop there. She's also particular about the clothes her guy should wear.
"I prefer a guy in a formal suit, not in a sleeveless t-shirt. And I hate men who bare their chest at the drop of a hat. Applications are most welcome...," she laughs.
The young actress is happy that her character in her latest film "Metro" finds happiness in the end, unlike her previous films.
"My character in 'Metro' finds happiness...finally. So far all my love stories on screen have ended in tragedy. And in all my films, including 'Metro', I've two men in my life. I'm first in love with one man, and then another man comes along. I hope I find at least one man to love me in real life!"
But Kangana is angry about reports that they are steamy love scenes between her and Kay Kay in "Metro".
"I don't know who's spreading these rumours. There's no torrid love scene. I wish there was, but there isn't. I had love scenes in 'Gangster' and 'Woh Lamhe' and I admitted to them. So why should I hide a love scene if I had one in 'Metro'? I'll happily make love to the camera if the script demands it. But I don't want people to go to the film with the wrong impression."
She truly regrets not having any scenes with Shilpa Shetty and Irrfan Khan.
"I truly admire Irrfan as an actor. But hey, Kay Kay is no less! He taught me to bring out the nuances of my emotions. He'd explain things so patiently to me," says Kangana.
Talking about co-star Konkona Sen Sharma, Kangana adds: "We're best friends in the film and I genuinely felt warm vibes with her. Thank god for that. Otherwise my discomfort would show on screen.
"I can't do an emotional scene if I'm in a good mood. But Konkona just goes in front of the camera to give a perfect shot. I don't know what Konkona really thought of me. But I'd like to believe she likes me a lot."
Though her last film "Shakalaka Boom Boom" didn't work, Kangana is unfazed.
"Luckily most of my films have worked for me. And it doesn't matter how 'Metro' does at the box office. For me it already works as a story. All the performances support the screenplay and characters."
And she maintains that "Metro" will always remain special.
"What makes 'Metro' really special is that I had so many talented co-stars to support me. I was also very relaxed doing the film. In 'Gangster' and 'Woh Lamhe' I was playing such traumatized characters that I was constantly breathless and hysterical," Kangana reveals.
Kangana can't stop singing in praise of "Metro" director Anurag Basu.
He has taught me everything about acting. He can get any emotion out of me. I would love to do more films with him. He was planning another film with me but we got stuck at the story's climax," she said.
The film Kangana recently signed is called "Roshan".
"I don't like the scripts that I hear everyday. The minute I heard Samir Karnik's 'Roshan', I wanted to do it."
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