Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) True to her character who defies every perceived trait of a small town girl, National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut didn't shy from riding a heavy Bullet bike in her forthcoming romantic comedy "Tanu Weds Manu".
"Since Kangana plays a small town wild girl, we wanted her to do all those things that a typical small town girl would not think of doing. So, riding a bike was something that would have helped strengthen Tanu's character, so we bounced off the idea of Tanu riding a bike to Kangana and she was thrilled to do it," director Aanand L. Rai said in a statement.
A source said Kangana was nervous to shoot the scene as she was supposed to ride the bike with another actor riding pillion and rush full speed through crowded, narrow streets. This scene had the maximum re-takes.
"Kangana was shocked to know that she has to ride a bike in the narrow lanes of Kanpur as she was alien to the concept of bike riding. The director first asked her to practice on a light bike, which she took weeks to master and then she was given the Bullet," said the source.
Actor R. Madhavan plays the male lead opposite Kangana in the film.