Bollywood actress Kajol is making a comeback in Tamil films with Dhanush starrer Vellai Illa Pattadhari 2, also referred to as VIP 2. Kajol will be seen playing the role of a businesswoman in VIP 2 who is stylish and yet ruthless when it comes to business dealings. But initially, Kajol was not interested in doing the film when the makers, Dhanush and Soundarya, approached her with the script.
Talking to a leading tabloid, Kajol revealed quite a few interesting things about why she agreed to do VIP 2 and how she prepared for her role. “When they came to me, I told them clearly that I’m not interested. They asked me to just hear the script. I said, ‘Come and narrate the script but I still won’t do the film’. But when they narrated the script, I really liked it. I told them I liked it but… it was in Tamil! They told me that half of the dialogues are in English and the other half, it wouldn’t matter if you even speak Chinese,” said Kajol.
Speaking about how actor Dhanush and director Soundarya Rajinikanth helped her with the dialogues, Kajol says, “Dhanush and Soundarya were wonderful, they worked around it with different kinds of methods, voice notes, papers and Roman English and regular Hindi to see what works best. First two days, I don’t think I slept also. I used to be stressed about whether I would be able to say all the Tamil lines. I was learning these dialogues in the car, going to work, coming back from work, sitting up, hearing the voice notes to see what the dialogue is supposed to sound like. And it paid off because by the third day, I had figured a rhythm to the language.”
Speaking about how regional cinema has evolved over the last few years, Kajol adds, “The people we are making the films for, has also changed. Today, they are making films which appeal to a wider audience. That in itself has changed the whole ballgame. One of the finest examples of universal cinema would be Baahubali. It’s got to do with the world we are living in today.”
VIP 2 is hitting the big screens on August 11th, 2017 worldwide.