Kajol Interview: “I Am Privileged To Play Savitribai”

Mohnish Singh |Feb 29, 2020

Kajol received great response for her performance in the superhit historical drama “Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior”. The movie reunited her with husband Ajay Devgn on screen after 12 years.

Kajol was seen in a brief but immensely important role in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior (2020). Also starring Ajay Devgn and Saif Ali Khan in principal roles, the period drama hit the marquee on 10th January 2020, and is still running in several cinemas across the country.

Be it critics or audiences, everyone liked the character of Savitribai that Kajol effortlessly essayed in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. Even with her brief role, Kajol managed to do what several actors fail to achieve with their full-fledged characters. This is probably because she looks at the impact a character can have on the audience and not its length or screen time.

In this interview, Kajol tells what was it like reteaming with husband Ajay Devgn after a massive gap of twelve years, how did their children react to the big-ticket film, how has the character of Savitribai changed her and is there any other historical character that she would like to portray on celluloid. Kajol also reveals that whose biopic she would like to star in.

Kajol
Kajol reunited with husband Ajay Devgn on screen after a huge gap of 12 years.

After a long gap of more than a decade, you worked with Ajay Devgn in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. How was it working with him this time around?

I had a great experience. It is always fun working with him. It is very easy to work with him and after our marriage, it is all the easier for me. We are a doing a film after so many years, but we feel that in our onscreen history, we have done every kind of film on the screen. We have done a rom-com, we have done a husband and wife film, we have done action films, we have done a comedy, we have done every kind of film that is there. So, if we want to do a picture together, we have to realize that we cannot do the same thing again. We have to do something different and we want to do something different and something unique if we are coming together again.

How did your kids react to it?

Kids obviously loved it. Yug really loved that we are working together because he just has to come to on set and my daughter is like “Oh, my God! You are looking so beautiful”, a typical reaction of a girl. I said I am shocked that you think I am beautiful because if Nysa feels that I am looking beautiful, then I must be looking stunning. So, there is no in between in that.

Tanhaji
In Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, Kajol plays the character of Savitribai

Our history books only provide information about several warriors but they hardly shine light on their emotions and emotional side.

Not at all. Like I have said this earlier also that history has been written in parts. So, there is a beginning, a middle and there is an end. There are obviously no dialogues written and they will not write because historians have written the books. So, I think that is very important that we have to understand that all this happened. All this did happen. Even if there is not anything written about his (Tanhaji Malusare) wife, she must have told something at that time and how she would have said that. They had a relationship; they had a son. If you think about it, there is lots of drama that could have happened. But again, that is not what we are concentrating on but yes that is a part.

Such characters are very rarely written and not everybody gets to play them on celluloid. Were there any changes in you while you played this character?

I definitely respect all women. If we think about our border forces, military or armed forces, I think all the women – mothers, wives, sisters – who tell their sons, husbands and brothers that go and fight, I think they are a very big part of our country and that is the reason we should value our freedom even more today. I think they play a big part about why we have armed forces also. So, I definitely do not think you can put down their value. I think it is just the way you look at them, I think I have always respected them and their will. The character of Savitri… I think I am privileged to play that.

In the coming years, which historical character would you like to play on screen?

There is not any historical character as such. I do not know what I would like to play. I would love to play in a film or a biopic written on my mother Tanuja maybe or even my grandmother, for that matter. I think that would be amazing. I would love to do that.

>>> Read more: Kajol Hit Movies To Prove Her Irreplaceable Place In The History Of Indian Cinema

Comments

Sort by Newest | Popular

Next Story

Read more

In Black Or In Multicolors, Nora Fatehi, Janhvi Kapoor, Malavika Mohanan All Look Bewitching

Hot Photos |Jan 21, 2021, 16:47

In Black Or In Multicolors, Nora Fatehi, Janhvi Kapoor, Malavika Mohanan All Look Bewitching

Nora, Janhvi, and Malavika showed up in different tones of outfits. But they all managed to pull them off as the true fashionistas!

Jacqueline Fernandez and Malaika Arora In Gym Outfits Mark The Most Searing Looks Of The Day

Hot Photos |Jan 20, 2021, 21:14

Jacqueline Fernandez and Malaika Arora In Gym Outfits Mark The Most Searing Looks Of The Day

The new training looks of Malaika Arora and Jacqueline Fernandez are making the Internet explode for their hotness.

It's Also Time For These Young Asian Actresses To Conquer Hollywood! See Top 10 Hottest

Hollywood Life |Jan 20, 2021, 21:35

It's Also Time For These Young Asian Actresses To Conquer Hollywood! See Top 10 Hottest

Apart from the beauties from other continents, the young Asian actresses in Hollywood are also ready to conquer the town with their talents and charms.

Who Is The Sexiest Girl In The World? Careful, She Will Put You Under Her Spell!

Hollywood Life |Jan 20, 2021, 16:31

Who Is The Sexiest Girl In The World? Careful, She Will Put You Under Her Spell!

Let it be known that our round-up of 10 hottest women in the world aren’t just pretty faces. They also have the immense talents anyone wishes for.

HOT - Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello Already Engaged, There Is A Wedding On The Cards

Music |Jan 20, 2021, 15:56

HOT - Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello Already Engaged, There Is A Wedding On The Cards

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have been in a relationship for more than one year and seem to take their relationship to the next level.

Lokhande Ankita & Kriti Sanon Posted Videos Of Sushant Singh Rajput On His Birthday, People Said It's Unreal

Bollywoods News |Jan 22, 2021, 9:27

Lokhande Ankita & Kriti Sanon Posted Videos Of Sushant Singh Rajput On His Birthday, People Said...

As it was Sushant Singh Rajput's 35th birthday anniversary recently, Ankita Lokhande and Kriti Sanon have shared their memories with the late actor on social media, saying they will always remember him.