MUMBAI: Ram Gopal Varma has signed in Kangna Ranaut, who will play the character of Abhishek Bachchan’s wife in the film in his forthcoming dark action drama ‘Department’.
When asked why he chose Kangna, RGV said that in fact he was smitten by her work in films like ‘Gangster’ and ‘Woh Lamhe’ where she played intense roles. Since then the director wanted to work with Kangna, but he was waiting for the right opportunity and apt film for her.
Ramu said, “I didn’t want to cast her in anything insignificant. The role had to justify her presence.”
‘Department’ features Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, besides Abhishek and Kangna in the lead. According to Varma the film is very much a guys’ film, with only one major female character.“
The story is about three cops and the extra-constitutional activities they engage in to maintain a civil society. Kangna is the only person in the world that Abhishek’s character can share his agony with. She plays a very intense role in this dark, gritty and real drama,” he added further.
Abhishek and Kangna are already a team in forthcoming film ‘Game’. Now they are ready to act as couple in ‘Department’.