New Delhi: After 'Bunty Aur Babli', Rani Mukerji is seeking to seal her naughty image with 'Aiyyaa', saying "whacky" roles come naturally to her.
Rani says she is similar to her onscreen character of Meenakshi Deshpande, who is divided between her love for a South Indian and a Marathi boy of her parents' choice.
"'Aiyyaa' comes in the category of films that I enjoy doing the most, that is romantic comedy. I am a romantic at heart and like the whacky aspect of life and human nature," Rani said.
"I get to show my histrionics in this film because Meenakshi is a dreamer. It was a joyride and I think that my fans want to see me in naughty roles. They come quite naturally to me. Actually, I want to take them on a 'Wakda' (whacky) ride."
Rani, a trained Odissi dancer, is happy that she managed to show her dancing skills with three item songs in the film.
"My dancing had taken a back seat because of my performances. But I am glad that my dancing skills are coming to forefront with this film," she says.
Rani learnt traditional Marathi dance Lavani and belly dancing for the film, besides doing a South Indian number. "Learning belly dancing was something spectacular in my life because I always wanted to learn it. My teacher who came to teach me from Delhi has given me the official belly dancing tag.
"Since all the three songs happen in a dream sequence, everybody—composer Amit Trivedi, lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya and choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant —got an opportunity to go beyond their limits."
Directed by debutante Sachin Kundalkar and produced by Anurag Kashyap and Viacom 18, the film hits theatres this week with 'Chittagong' and Ramgopal Varma's 'Bhoot Returns'.