Actor Kishori Shahane Vij is in love with her character in the Marathi film Mumbai Aapli Ahe and says that she has never played such a character before. “Mumbai Aapli Aahe is an action film and I am playing chief minister’s role in it. People haven’t seen me like this in Marathi movies and they are loving it. I am playing a negative role which has a grey shade, yet it is very beautifully presented by the director Bharat Sunanda. So, everything has worked out well. Basically, the character is of great importance as well. There is a lot of power in the dialogues and everyone is really appreciating my character,” she says.
The actor is on the lookout for interesting work in cinema now. “It is the best time to act in films because different genres of films are being explored and experimented and the audience is really welcoming different subjects. I want to be part of films like Badhaai Ho and play Neena Gupta’s character. I would like to do more meaningful cinema like I had a wonderful role in Simran where I was playing Kangana Ranaut’s mom. It was like a slice-of-life film, not very commercial. Even in Mohenjo Daro, I was with Hrithik Roshan and my character was very different. There is one more film that I am doing which is titled Aapke Kamre Mein Koi Rehta Hai. That is also a comedy – horror cinema. I am really waiting for some good films to happen,” she says.
The actor has been part of the industry for a while now and has been getting many compliments for her work along the way. But the best compliment that she has got is that she still looks the same as how she did in her first film. “I am a theatre actor and right from the beginning of my career till today, I am doing theatre and in between, I have done a lot of films and a lot of serials. Now recently I have done web series, short films and even a Hollywood film directed by Duane Adler called Heartbeats. The compliments that I receive is that I look the same as I used to look in my first film. Age has not advanced and my fitness level has been appreciated a lot. As far as acting is concerned, I have been trained in theatre so that brings about natural ease in my performances. In today’s times, you don’t have to act, you become the character,” she says. His son Bobby Vij also attended the screening.