Rani, who had earlier transformed into a Sikh boy in Dil Bole Hadippa [ Images ] and a Delhi-based Punjabi girl in No One Killed Jessica, now faces her most dramatic makeover.
Directed by Sachin Kundalkar, the North-South love story called Aiyaa, will co-star Malayalam actor Prithvijraj.
Rani will play a simple, down-to-earth, witty Marathi girl, who falls in love with a South Indian man.
The actress has hired a Marathi tutor and has apparently given up her favourite Bengali maach-bhaat lunch for Marathi cuisine.
Says a source, "Rani wants to feel as Marathi as she can. Unlike her cousin Kajol [ Images ] who is half-Marathi and half-Bengali (Kajol's mother Tanuja is a Maharashtrian), Rani cannot speak Marathi fluently .She is now completely into Marathi food, language and clothes."
Apparently, Rani will not visit Kolkata [ Images ] this Dussehra with the rest of her family because she wants to 'stay out of her Bengali personality' as much as possible.
Rani's spokesperson confirms, "Rani is playing a simple and pretty Marathi girl. It's a quirky love story, lighthearted and fun. She has already started working on her looks. The shooting will go on at a stretch. It will start in the first week of October and go on till December 17. There will only be two days off for Diwali [ Images ]."