Rani, who used to do a couple of films a year earlier, has
squeezed it down to just one project per year now. In the last
three years, Rani was seen in just two films "Thoda Pyaar
Thoda Magic" and "Dil Bole Hadippa", but both
failed to spin any magic at the box office.
She is, however, very optimistic about 2011 when her "No
One Killed Jessica" will hit the screens. Slated for a
Jan 7 release, the film, based on the murder of model Jessica
Lall in 1999 by Manu Sharma, son of a Haryana politician, will
see her as a gutsy, fearless and bold crime reporter Meera Gaitey.
"When I was approached for this role, I was told that
when the case was going on, there were a lot of reporters who
pursued it actively. In a film, we obviously can't have all
of them. So my character is an amalgamation of all of them,"
"It would have been unfair to model the character on one
person. So, I played it how I thought the character would be.
Also I have taken bits from reporters I have met in so many
years. I incorporated inputs from my observation," she
It was a long battle for Sabrina Lall to fight for justice
for her sister and finally Manu Sharma was awarded life imprisonment
by the Supreme Court. The film, which has been produced by UTV
Spotboy and directed by Rajkumar Gupta, also features Vidya
Balan as Sabrina Lall.
Throwing some light on her experience of working with Vidya,
Rani said her co-star is very involved as an actor.
"Vidya is a method actor, which is what I have seen during
the shooting of the film. She gets very involved in her character.
She is a kind of actor who prepares a lot before coming on the
sets. When she has to do a serious scene, I have seen her being
very quiet and serious," she said.
"When she worked with me, she got a pleasant surprise
because I'm fun on the sets and she didn't expect that. The
minute she used to look at me, she used to start laughing because
she finds me very naughty," she added.