Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) While size zero may be the latest fad in Bollywood, Keona Mitra is assiduously cultivating a fat-free athletic physique for her kick-ass role in the international film “Karna”. “With the help of my trainer Channel Pereira I’ve lost so much weight. I’m down to 15 percent body fat. The rest is all muscles. This is all for my kick-ass boy-bashing role in ‘Karna’. Unfortunately Bollywood goes ga-ga over thin not fit bodies,” Koena Told IANS.
She has to train especially hard since she will be the only woman in this all-male actioner. “In Bollywood they think if a leading lady can do one free-falling kick she’s achieved the unthinkable. In ‘Karna’ I’ve to do the kind of action only male actors have been seen doing in the movies.”
Not only that, Koena has to acquire another skill for “Karna”. “I’ve to get a British accent and fast. Yes, they’ve asked me to speak in my own voice and in British accent because the movie will be in sync sound. I’ve to learn four different types of British dialects,” said the actress.
The film will be shot in six countries. But mainly in Hong Kong and China. Koena thinks Bollywood isn’t ready for boy-bashing chick flicks. “I recently shot three promos for the film. When I saw myself fighting aliens I got really excited. Our country isn’t ready for a real chick flick like ‘Charlie’s Angels’ and ‘Lara Croft’.
“I think I’ll be the first Indian actress to go out there and kick ass. And I don’t have to become a size 0 to look sexy,” she chuckles.
— By Subhash K. Jha