MUMBAI: Padmini Kolhapure’s kid-sister Tejaswini Kolhapure started her career as a leading lady in Anurag Kashyap’s directorial debut Paanch in 2003.
Not much happened to her career thereafter. Now in Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Ugly’, Tejaswini is all set to play an alcoholic woman who gets together with her former husband, played by Ronit Roy, when their child is kidnapped.
Interestingly, Ronit Roy played an alcoholic father in Udaan which Kashyap had produced. Since Tejaswini would be required to get her act as an addicted woman right, she would be taking help from those in the know regarding how alcoholic woman behave.
Says a source, “In our films drunk people are shown toppling and tipping over all over the place. That isn’t really the way it works in real life. Tajaswini would have to get the body language and the slightly spaced-out bearing of her character right. The film is an extremely real space. Filmy harkatein nahin chalegi (filmy antics won’t do). And Anurag Kashyap has full faith in Ronit and Tejaswini who will get ample time to get into character.”
Interestingly Ronit and Tejaswini have never met. “They will get to know each other when they start rehearsing for the film,” informs our source.
One hears Ronit Roy’s experiences during Udaan would serve up the necessary tips for Tejaswini’s tipsiness.
While Kolhapure confirmed her presence in Ugly she declined from commenting on her role saying, “All I’ll say at this point is, it is something very different from what actresses do in our films.”
Adds Ronit, “After Udaan I haven’t really done a leading man’s part. My role in Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year is a little more than a cameo. I did it for Karan Johar. Ugly has me in the central role. It is a thriller set in a real time. I play a man caught in a crisis.”