Kangana makes special appearance

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Kangana makes special appearance

Kangana Ranaut's absence from the promotions of Kites had raised many eyebrows but director Anurag Basu says her role was not highlighted because she has only a guest appearance in the movie. During last year and a half, while it was a known fact that Barbara Mori was the leading lady of this Hrithik Roshan starrer, it was widely believed that Kangana would have a substantial role to play in Kites, both from duration as well as content perspective.

But Basu, who has previously directed the actress in Gangster and Life In A Metro said that he took Kangana in the film because he considers her a lucky mascot. “Let's not make a big deal about this.When I first spoke to Kangana about Kites, she didn't even want to know what she was supposed to do the film," said Basu.

The director, who spent almost three years making Kites a reality, also rubbished rumours that the actress was sidelined. “Kangana is not unhappy with her role. She knew that her role was small but she still wanted to do it because of our love and friendship,” Basu said.
In fact, the makers are not even intending to hide Kangana's role in Kites. Even in the title rolls of the film, she would be billed as 'Special Appearance'. “Kangana is my lucky mascot and I like her to be a part of my films. I feel that she adds something to my storytelling when she is there. This is why I am glad that she is a part of Kites. Even though it is a special appearance, no one is complaining," said Basu.

Since the entire promotion campaign and marketing of the film over last one year had been centred on Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori, Kangana can be expected to have some heart burns. “If she would have been in the promos, it would have sent out wrong signals to audience. Think about it, how would have the audience reacted had they found later while watching the film that she was mainly doing a special appearance," explained Basu.

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