Asin is all set to shed her typical Bollywood heroine look to don the garb of a Marathi Mulgi. The actress, who hails from the south, will play Maya Tendulkar, sister of Tatya Tukaram Tendulkar, that is Mithun Chakravorty in the film Khiladi 786.
The movie is produced by Himesh Reshammiya and Akshay Kumar, and like its ‘Khiladi’ tag hints, will star Akshay in the lead. It was on the sets of the film that Asin was spotted wearing a green navvari and jewelry that one would associate with Marathi ladies. Dressing up for a scene in the Maharshtrian bridal garb is something really new for Asin. Says an insider, “Though she has played a bride in several of her films, this was a singularly unique experience for her. In her recent flicks Ready and Housefull 2, too, she played a bride but wore the usual lehengas. Dressing up for her Maharashtrian character was something novel for her.” This garment for a bride includes head ornaments, a 'nath', the typical green glass bangles and other Marathi accessories.
It’s not just the costume, but the nuances of the language that Asin had to adopt. Her being from the south, imitating the typical Maharashtrian girl didn’t come naturally to her, but like the professional that she is, she has given it her best. “Her character of Maya is that of Mithun’s sister whose name is quite a mouthful- Tatya Tukaram Tendulkar. As it is a comic caper, the typical Marathi lingo has also been incorporated,” adds the insider, “Asin being from the south, the Marathi language and customs are alien to her. So she is picking up the nuances from her co-stars who are familiar with the language as well as the unit hands.”
We can’t wait to see this avatar of the versatile actress!