Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Chitrangada asks for few changes in her sexual harassment film

Apparently, Chitrangada Singh has requested director Sudhir Mishra to make some changes in their upcoming film 

Actors sharing ideas with directors during the shooting is a pretty common practice. But it looks like Chitrangada Singh doesn't mind asking for an extra favour from her director Sudhir Mishra. Apparently, the actress was hoping for something tweaked in the storyline even after the shoot schedule had been wrapped up. 

A well-placed source says, `Chitrangada has asked Sudhir to add few more sequences in this drama about gender politics and sexual harassment. Although the actress is very happy with the way the film has turned out, she thinks it can be made better with a few tweaks. She also suggested the filmmaker to add a masala song.`

Sources indicate that the filmmaker might take into consideration the ideas suggested. 

According to a well-placed source, `Chitrangada is extremely happy about the way the film has shaped up. Now that the release has been pushed to mid-January, she requested Sudhir to add some layers to the film.`

Chitrangada Singh was born in Meerut to an Indian Army officer. She was named after Chitrāngadā, a character in the Mahabharata, by her mother.[4] As a girl, she was known for looking like the late actress, Smita Patil.[5] When she was a Class IX student, she was approached by a filmmaker to play the young Smita Patil, in a documentary on the actor. She received training in Kathak (a classical dance) and enjoyed acting.[6][7] She graduated from Lady Irwin College, New Delhi in 1997.


Chitrangada Singh began her career in Delhi as a model before making the transition to the silver screen. After completing her education, she entered modeling, where her ad credits include ICICI bank and Alukkas Jewellery, and gradually shifting to music videos, she performed lyricist Gulzar's Sunset Point.[4] It was in a music video of singer Abhijeet, that was she was spotted by Sudhir Mishra’s production manager.[7] Subsequently, she made her much acclaimed debut with Sudhir Mishra's film Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi in 2003,[8] the role got her wide acclaim, a Washington Post review noted her for giving "her character a deep sense of dignity and decency".[9] After that Chitragandha acted in the 2005 film Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow (2005).

She took a break from acting from 2005 to 2008.[10][11] In 2008, she made her comeback with the leading role opposite Sanjay Suri in the director Onir's romantic-comedy, Sorry Bhai! (2008).[5] Its release over the weekend of the Mumbai terror attacks proved disastrous at the box office.[12][13]

She is presently acting for commercial advertisements for Aliva snacks, Taj Mahal tea and Garnier.

In Sudhir Mishra's movie Yeh Saali Zindagi (2011), Chitrangada played the role of an aspiring singer from Delhi who goes to Mumbai to get fame and money

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