Did Vocal exercises & warm-ups to achieve right pitch”, Kangana on playing Bobby and regional VO artist2 min read
The queen of Bollywood, Kangana Ranaut is known for her dedication towards work. She has been spotted quite a few times at the recording studio in Juhu recently where she has been recording for Judgementall Hai Kya. While the trailer sees Kangana and Rajkummar’s characters engage in a battle of wits, the actor says slipping into the part of Bobby, a regional voice-over artist, was far from easy. To attain perfection as character ‘Bobbby’, she picked up Bhojpuri dialect under the supervision of director Prakash Kovelamudi.
"This is the first time that I'm playing a VO artist. In the film, my character is dubbing for a Bhojpuri movie and a few other South Indian films. That sequence leads to a lot of humour. Initially, I was struggling with the part. Prakash then directed me to [diction experts] who guided me with exercises; I had to do tongue and throat exercises to achieve the right pitch and diction. I was required to alter my accent and practice voice modulation," says the actor, adding that she dedicated two months to her prep before the Ekta Kapoor production went on floors last May.
Ranaut acknowledges that Bobby has been one of the most fascinating roles to have come her way. "I prepared for Bobby as a whole, not only in terms of her occupation. She has layers and complexities to her."
When the talented Kanika Dhillon is at the helm of screenwriting, the script often employs play of words to the hilarious effect for the dark comedy movie. Kangana says that mastering tongue-twisters for such sequences turned out to be harder than she had imagined. Citing the one mouthed by her co-star Rao in the trailer that goes 'Jis daali par maine nazar daali, woh daali kisine kaat daali', she says, "In the film, we are playing with a lot of tongue-twisters. They provide situational comedy, and Kanika has written them with flair."