Mouni Roy plays an antagonist in Brahmastra: Says, ‘Was surprised when I was cast as a villain

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The 33-year-old actress, Mouni Roy has finally revealed that she will be essaying the main antagonist in Alia Bhatt-Ranbir Kapoor starrer Brahmastra. Sharing the news she also said the role came as a huge surprise for her. Mouni made her Bollywood debut with Akshay Kumar’s Gold, always wants to choose versatile role for herself and believes that her role in Brahmastra is perfect for her.

Mouni revealed, “I am playing the main villain in the film. I am really looking forward to it. What is more liberating for me is playing different characters that challenges me. I was surprised initially that they wanted me to play the villain.

Ayan Mukherji (director) had seen something from ‘Naagin’ and felt I could play the villain. So you never know what clicks with whom. As an actor, you should be willing to experiment and be versatile otherwise you can’t learn and grow.”

Brahmastra also features the legendary actor, Amitabh Bachan. Mouni feels that working with such a team of great actors will be an enhancing experience for her.

Roy further stated, “My life is fulfilled after working with Mr. Bachchan. Ranbir and Alia are sweethearts, they are too good. They all are such big stars that you get scared walking on the sets.”

“They all have been so generous, welcoming and made me feel comfortable. With great success and talent they also have that humility and are accepting people from outside,” she adds.

Brahmastra is being produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Production and will release on December 20.

Apart from Brahmastra, Mouni will be next seen in “RAW: Romeo Akbar Walter” opposite John Abraham. The film releases on April 5. Commenting about the same Mouni said that she had a great time working with John and is happy with the way her role has been portrayed in the movie.

Mouni told, “‘RAW’ was offered to me after ‘Gold’ and Bramashtra’. This was last year. I am playing John’s love interest, it is integral to the story. She is a banker. It was superb working with John. Both Akshay Kumar (her ‘Gold’ co-star) and John Abraham have a lot of similarities like they are so so focused and disciplined.”

Mouni also has film, Made in China with Rajkummar Rao, in which she plays the role of a Gujarati housewife, and “Bole Chudiyan” with Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

“This girl in (‘Bole Chudiyan’) is very fiery, drives tractors and dances. It is a full-on Hindi film heroine. I am excited about it. I was waiting for something like this,” Mouni says.

It seems like Mouni is fully packed up for this year as she has back to back roles in upcoming movies.

Published by Isha Kataria on 19 Mar 2019

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