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    Tanishaa Mukerji on her upcoming movie and being a director’s actor.

    Making a comeback after five years, Tanishaa Mukerji is brimming with excitement. Anna, the biopic of anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, will see the actress back on the silver screen after Be Careful, in 2011. She plays the role of a journalist in the movie. “This film is an attempt to inspire everyone and is not meant to stir any controversy,” clarifies the Mumbai-based actress. Tracing Anna’s life from his days in the army to the recent Lokpal campaign, it tries to demystify the motivation behind Anna’s stand. For her role in the film, she intensively researched mainstream TV journalists in the country and says that director Shashank Udapurkar’s clear vision also helped her a lot. “You have to be a mix of a director’s actor and one who lives the role on their own terms. One doesn’t exist without the other,” the 35-year-old star adds. Talking about shooting for the film, she says, “Sequences at Anna’s village were the most memorable. It is humbling and inspiring to see so many people turn up to be a part of this project just because of one man’s conviction.” Mukerji, who made heads turn during her stints in Bigg Boss and Khatron Ke Khiladi, looks forward to television projects as long as they pose a challenge. “Be it films, TV or even a web series, I am open to doing anything,” she concludes.

    Anna is scheduled to release later this year.

    — Lavanya Lakshminarayanan

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