Kangna Ranaut: Madhubala motivate Kangna for ‘Tanu Weds Manu': Actress Kangna Ranaut, who plays a spirited small town girl in ‘Tanu Weds Manu’, says she was inspired by Madhubala’s persona to develop her character.

The film tells the story of two individuals who are thrown together by destiny and director Aanand L Rai had Madhubala in mind while conceiving Kangna’s character.

“Aanand was very clear about the tone he wanted to adopt for the movie. He told me that he wasn’t pitting me against the heroines of our times but instead had Madhubala in mind. Of course he didn’t mean that in terms of the look or setting, but in the spirit of the film and the character,” said Kangna.

The actress, who was last seen playing a arrogant fashionista in Anees Bazmee’s ‘No Problem’, is happy to play a character rather than being concerned with the trappings of being a quintessential Bollywood heroine.

“My character in the film is not glamorous. She is audacious but very lovable character. She is from a very cultured Kanpur family, who has studied in Delhi University. But then she also likes to shock people and have a bit of fun.”

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