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Playing a typical south Indian was challenging: Aparnaa Bajpai

First published: March 1, 2013, 12:02 PM IST | Updated: March 1, 2013
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Playing a typical south Indian was challenging: Aparnaa Bajpai
Aparnaa is paired opposite Ajmal Ameer and Alice Tantardini in the film, which is directed by Prabhu Raja Cholan.

Chennai: Draping a south Indian sari and playing two roles from two different eras in upcoming Tamil romantic drama 'Karuppampatti' was an uphill task for Aparnaa Bajpai, who hardly wears a sari in real life.

"I draped the sari twice before the film in my life, but never a south Indian one. It was extremely challenging to drape south Indian sari and play roles extremely opposite to each other. Since both roles are from two different eras, I had to work really hard to carry off my roles," Aparnaa told IANS.

She plays a village belle in the film from two different time zones - the 1980s and the present day.

"It wasn't about draping just the sari but also behaving like a south Indian village girl. For the role, I watched so many Tamil films of the 1980s to understand how women carried themselves. In the 1980s role I play a very shy, innocent and docile girl, while in the present day sequence I'm the opposite - chirpy and naughty," she said.

Aparnaa is paired opposite Ajmal Ameer and Alice Tantardini in the film, which is directed by Prabhu Raja Cholan.

Sundar K has produced the film, which will come out soon.

Meanwhile, Aparnaa has two films lined up in Hindi - horror-mystery 'Mumbai 125 KM 3D' and Vikram Bhatt's untitled horror-thriller.

Queried does she have a liking to horror genre, she said, "I never wanted to do only horror films but they are coming my way. But, as a kid, growing up in a hostel, I used to scare my friends - I used to disguise in a bed sheet as a ghost".

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