Actress Kajol admits that she is not bothered by how big or small a character is but how much of an impact it leaves on her.
Kajol interacted with media after attending the trailer launch of Hindi version of ‘Incredibles 2’ on Friday. The actress has voiced the character Elastigirl in the film.
When asked what draws Kajol to play any character in a film, she said, “It should be the kind of character that you feel you can build and make something amazing out of it. So that’s really my only requirement. I never think whether I am main lead of the film or whether I have enough to do in the film. Whether you have two scenes or half a scene to do, it should be that kind of work which just leaves such a solid impact that will stay with you for much longer.”
Kajol has stepped into the shoes of Holly Hunter in Hindi-dubbed version of ‘Incredibles 2’, the voice of Elastigirl, also known as Helen Parr, in the English original directed by Brad Bird. Elastigirl can stretch her body into many shapes and forms.
Asked whether Bollywood is unable to match up to the standards of making superwoman or supergirls film, she said: “Not really, not at all. I think we have lot of films. In fact recently, people are writing specifically women-centric films. So I don’t think that’s the case but yes, I do feel that as an animated picture company, they have lot more freedom because they have an international audience to play with.”
Asked whether her kids Nyasa and Yug are excited for watching ‘Incredibles 2’ as their mother has lent her voice for Elasticgirl in the film, she said, “My kids are really excited. They are waiting for the release of the film because they have watched part one of this franchise and they loved the film so, second part of ‘Incredibles’ is releasing after 14 years… so they are eagerly waiting for it”
On the film front, Kajol will next be seen in ‘Eela’. Based on the Gujarati play ‘Beta, Kaagdo’,
It is written by Mitesh Shah and Anand Gandhi and directed by Pradeep Sarkar, and features Kajol in the lead role as an aspiring singer and single mother.