Mumbai: Actress Rani Mukherji, who has teamed up with Anurag Kashyap for his home production Aiyyaa, says she was not interested in doing dark film with the filmmaker and wanted a happy quirky movie.
Produced by Mr Kashyap and Viacom 18, Aiyyaa stars Rani Mukherjee and Malayalam actor Prithviraj Sukumaran.
"When Anurag came to me I told him that I can't do the kind of movies that he makes...that I don't want to do dark films. I told Anurag I want to do happy film. I was surprised when Anurag told me he is offering me a happy film," Rani told reporters at the first look of Aiyyaa.
"This film is mad...funny, quirky...whacky," she said. For the first look of the film, Rani was dressed up like her character, adorning a yellow-green 'navvari' sari.
Rani Mukherji revealed that in real life Anurag Kashyap is an entertaining person, unlike the kind of movies he makes.
"I wanted to do something different with him. I have known him since long...his quirky side. As I had done dark films like No One Killed Jessica and to be released Talaash, I wanted to do something different, hence chose this movie," she said.
In the film Rani plays the role of a Marathi girl falling in love with a Tamil boy, Prithviraj.
"My character Meenakshi Deshmukh is very filmy. She is huge fan of Sridevi, Juhi Chawla and Madhuri Dixit. She dreams about them and goes in fantasy world all the time," she said.
For the Marathi film, Rani wanted to get her dialect and pronunciation right and worked towards it.
"My director Sachin Kundalkar wanted Marathi flavour. So right from the costumes to dialogues to dialect...to pronunciation, everything is set right. He helped me with the Marathi dialect as I wanted to get it right," she said.
Aiyyaa is Prithviraj's debut in Bollywood, and Rani is all praises for the south actor.
"Prithvi is awesome. He is a wonderful person. He is really handsome and lovely to work with. Now I know why he is such a huge star. He is a very special actor," Rani said.
The film is slated for release on 12 October.