#Kangna-Ranaut ‘s absence from the promotions of ‘Kites’ had raised many eyebrows but director Anurag Basu says her role was not highlighted because she has only a guest appearance in the movie.
During last year and a half, while it was a known fact that Barbara Mori was the leading lady of this Hrithik Roshan starrer, it was widely believed that Ranuat would have a substantial role to play in ‘Kites’, both from duration as well as content perspective.
But Basu, who has previously directed the actress in ‘Gangster’ and ‘Life In A Metro’ said that he took Ranaut in the film because he considers her a lucky mascot.
“Let’s not make a big deal about all of this. When I first spoke to Kangna about ‘Kites’, she didn’t even want to know what she was supposed to do the film,” Basu said.
The director, who spent almost three years of his personal and professional life into making ‘Kites’ a reality also rubbished rumours that the actress was sidelined.
“Kangna is not unhappy with her role. She knew that her role was small but she still wanted to do it because of our love and friendship,” Basu said.
In fact the makers are not even intending to hide Kangna’s role in ‘Kites’. Even in the title rolls of the film, she would be billed as ‘Special Appearance’. “Kangna is like my lucky mascot and I like her to be a part of my films. I feel that she adds something to my story telling when she is there. This is why I am glad that she is a part of ‘Kites’. Even though it is a special appearance, no one is complaining,” said Basu.