WEB DESK: Versatile actress Kangna Ranaut said that ‘actors are twisted people’ while addressing a session with Kareena Kapoor Khan which was moderated by Imtiaz Ali at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.
Ranaut said the demand of playing challenging roles on screen often takes its toll on the actors, who walk the thin line between real and imaginary all the time.
“Physically it is very demanding as an actor and I don’t want to put a lot of focus on that but I think it is emotionally and mentally a lot more…
“It can completely twist you… We abandon ourselves for days and months and by the end of it we are twisted people which you make fun of. You (actors) are a combination of so many imaginary and real things, you don’t know who you are,” she added.
“I don’t feel sick or like a dying person but for half a day I actually die as a person… and then when everyone says pack up, you are left feeling so empty and cheated while sitting in your own car because other people have gone home and you just can’t get out of the frame of mind of that person who has just died or had millions of experiences.”
“When I did these psychological characters like the drug addicts, the ones who were rejected and dejected, I started to feel a sort of melancholia which was very unnatural for me to have at a teenage. Then I avoided those characters,” she said.
The National-award winning actress said she does not find the shooting experiences pleasant.
“Shootings are not very pleasant experiences. You are always creating things that aren’t real. You are cramped up in a small boxy room with 50-70 people, sweating, smelling or it’s too cold.
“Very rarely we get circumstances which are favourable…” Asked what scares her when she is shooting, the actress said, “I dread shooting with animals. I hope I never get a script with snakes.”
Source: Indian Express