MUMBAI: Kangana Ranaut is looking forward to Vishal Bhardwaj’s 1940-set drama “Rangoon” that will see her playing an actress, who is romantically involved with her mentor.
Riding high on the success of her latest film “Tanu Weds Manu Returns”, the National Award-winning actress will star alongside Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan in the movie.
While Vishal got career-defining performances out of Shahid and Saif in “Kaminey”, “Haider” and “Omkara”, it remains to be seen how he uses Kangana’s talent in the period drama.
Kangana calls the movie a “passionate love story”, which is set in a turbulent period of Indian history.
“It is a film which is set in the 1940s during the World War II. It is about three characters and one of them is a superstar and her mentor, who she is romantically involved with.
Another one is a soldier. It is about INA, independence and so many other things. It is a very passionate love story,” Kangana told PTI.
Besides “Rangoon”, the 28-year-old actress will star in Ketan Mehta’s “Rani Laxmibai” and Hansal Mehta’s “Simran”.
She is also in talks for Tigmanshu Dhulia’s biopic on late actress Meena Kumari but it is not yet confirmed, Kangana said. The actress will be next seen opposite Imran Khan in Nikhil Advani’s “Katti Batti”, which hits theatres on September 18.
Kangana said it is a very emotional drama about relationships that unfolds in a thriller-like manner. “It is a larger-than-life love story. It is very intense and overwhelming but that is still being kept under wraps.
I wanted them to cut a promo to show the intrigue and thriller-like element but they have not done it. It is a film about loss.
But the promotions are about ‘Katti Batti’ and kissing and not kissing.” Kangana said she was attached to the character of Payal that she plays in the movie. The character apparently has commitment issues.
“Usually, I go to the edit and see the film many times but I saw this one in one go. Some people like to cry with a film, I don’t. “I am very sensitive and if I cry, I will be in a sombre and melancholic sort of mood the whole day.
It is very difficult, when you are attached to a tragedy-stricken part like this. The last half-an-hour is very intense.”