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‘Grey is more interesting than virgin white’

DNMUM387111 | 4/21/2017 | Author : Nayandeep Rakshit | WC :248

Kajol’s take on negative roles and her favourite female villains on screen...

It’s exactly 20 years since Gupt released — reminding us that Kajol won accolades for playing the villain in the film — and the actress became the first woman to win an award in that category.

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And now, she’s all set to play one in her next, VIP 2 starring Dhanush, which she’s tight-lipped about. Director’s instructions, she says. But she betrays the been there, done that air. “I always feel it’s more interesting to watch women who are a little more okay with being grey than watching pure virgin white,” she tells us.

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She demarcates the shades of grey. “Female negative characters were never called villains, but vamps. It’s become a cool thing now, because you realise that heroines need not n
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