Actor Jimmy Sheirgill won hearts with his performance as Kangana Ranaut’s hot headed boyfriend in ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ back in 2011. With the film’s sequel ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’, all set to release this week, Jimmy will be seen reprising the role of Raja Awasthi.
Ask Jimmy how different was it working with Kangana Ranaut back in 2011 and now, since she comes with the baggage of two National Awards and he says, “For me it was the same. We were shooting for a very chaotic scene in Delhi the day the announcement came for the National Award. According to me, she has always been a brilliant actress. It's the timing that matters; it's the timing when you start getting appreciated for your work which isn't in your hands. But for me, she was always a brilliant actress.”
He adds further, “She was very good in TANU WEDS MANU and she was good in all the other films that I have seen of hers. But it's just that with QUEEN she is getting the due. She has already got a National Award earlier for FASHION and now she has got it for the second time. For me it was the same and we had many more interesting scenes to do together this time.”
Given that in the prequel, there was not much of screen presence for Jimmy, quiz him how much will we get to see him on-screen and he reveals, “I don't know about the length but the screenplay is such that you won't see me missing in action for too long. This is far more entertaining movie than the first one. There is a lot happening in it. The entire credit goes to Aanand Rai and Himanshu for coming up with this.”
Directed by Aanand L. Rai and produced by Eros International, ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’, stars Kangana Ranaut, R. Madhavan, Swara Bhaskar, Jimmy Sheirgill, Deepak Dobriyal among others and is all set to release on May 22, 2015.