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Priyanka Chopra insists she plays a pivotal role in Krrish 3 that also stars Kangna Ranaut

Actress Priyanka Chopra insists she is the heroine of Krrish 3 , which also stars Kangna Ranaut.

Kangna had initially turned down the film as she was concerned about sharing screen space with Priyanka. Earlier, Jacqueline Fernandez and Chitrangada Singh had similar concerns and rejected the film.

“A lot of girls rejected that role. It is really stupid to do so as it is an amazing role. I am the heroine of the film; I play Hrithik’s wife,” Priyanka said in an interview.

Priyanka feels Kangna’s role is also quite interesting and if she had the opportunity, she would have taken it up.

“I had told Rakesh sir I am ready to play that part, as everybody was saying no to it,” Priyanka said.

“I am happy Kangna has done the role; she has done an amazing job. It is a new thing for Hindi cinema,” she said.

This is not the first time Priyanka shares screen space with another actress.

“In my first two films, I came right after interval and before climax. I have learnt that the film does not run because of the length of your role but because it is a good film. I have done many two-heroine films. For me it doesn’t matter, I have always thought of how good I can be in this role,” Priyanka said.

There were reports that all was not well between the two actresses and they were not going to share the same platform to promote the film. However, Priyanka rubbished it, saying when people see them together promoting the film, then they would get to know of such reports not being true.

Priyanka will be playing a dual role in the film, but she insists it’s not a double role.

“I am not doing a double role but a dual role. I am playing Krrish’s wife Priya Mehra, as in the last film we left as being lovers. I go from being a good wife to being evil in this film. It is the duality of good and evil that I play which is very interesting. When he (Rakesh Roshan) narrated the script to me, he was super-excited about this,” she said.

Priyanka does not have any specific look in the film like her co-actress Kangna.

“There is Vivek’s character that is bad and his army of mutants called ‘maanvar’ which are a mix of human and animal. There is a chameleon girl played by Kangna, then there is scorpion, cheetah girl, rhino and frog man. They are in the army of ‘Kaal’ (played by Vivek) and they are evil. I am normal, I am not part of the mutant space,” she explains.

Sci-fi films are primarily about superhero and supervillian, but in Krrish 3 , both Priyanka and Kangna have interesting roles.

“Usually in superhero films, girls don’t have anything to do; they are just damsels in distress. But this film is different,” Priyanka added.

Krrish 3 releases on November 1.

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