THIS movie would have been Chitrangda’s debut instead of ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’

Actress Chitrangda Singh who was last seen in the sensuous number ‘Kundi Mat Khadkao Raja’ from ‘Gabbar Is Back‘ has quite a few films lined up for her. After the controversy surrounding her ouster from ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’ (she was roped in before Bidita Bag, but she opted out due to intimate scenes with Nawazuddin Siddiqui), things seem to be falling in place for the dusky beauty.

She has been shooting for ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3′ in Jodhpur currently as she portrays the character of a Rajasthani girl in the movie. Well not many know that the actress was born in Jodhpur and she has been getting nostalgic recalling her earlier days. She shared, “My mom told me about the army hospital where I was born and even remembers the room number. I saw the place and it felt special. Then, I also got to know that I had almost been named Jodhabai. According to my mother, the lady who was looking after me at the time had taken to calling me Jodhabai. Thank God mom didn’t go by her suggestion.” (Also Read: ‘Babumoshai’ director states that Chitrangda never refunded money after walking out)

She speaks about her character in the movie by saying, “We are staying in a 300-year-old fort and there’s so much history here. It’s a different world altogether. I play a Rajasthani girl in the film and that shows in my outfits and the way I speak. The look is not urban so we had to work on the costumes carefully. I also had to take some dance lessons as part of my prep to get the traditional moves right.”

As the actress reunites with filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia, she reveals that ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’ wouldn’t have been her debut movie, but in fact ‘Haasil’ would have been her debut flick. She says, “Tigmanshu and I were supposed to work together way back in 1997, when he was making his first film, ‘Haasil’. Somehow, that didn’t work out. If it had, it would have probably been my first film instead of ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’. Today, neither of us recalls why the collaboration didn’t work out then. Tigmanshu is extremely edgy and I like his style of filmmaking.” This is something new we discovered here. Did you guys know of this?

On the work front, apart from ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3’, Chitrangda will be seen in a movie called ‘Baazaar’. She will also be seen donning the producer’s hat with Shaad Ali’s Sandeep Singh biopic which stars Diljit Dosanjh. Then, she has a co-production with Anees Bazmee helmed by Abhishek Dogra.