Laxmibai biopic to be one of my best: Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut, who will essay the role of warrior queen Rani Laxmibai in an upcoming biopic, is confident that it will be one of her career’s best. Directed by Ketan Mehta, the yet-to-be-titled film will go into production next year.


“I am excited to be a part of the project. It is going to be one of the best films of my career. It’s a great opportunity to do something different and challenging,” said Kangana.

“The transformation of a girl into a warrior is amazing. With every film I try to do something new… go a step ahead,” she said.

To get into the skin of the character, the 26-year-old National Award-winning actress will have to undergo training in horse riding and sword fighting.

“There are certain things I need to learn. I am excited about it. It is an Indo-Brit project. It will happen in 2016,” she said.

There are reports that English actor Hugh Grant is also going to be a part of the biopic.

The actress has recently delivered super-hit Tanu Weds Manu Returns and will be next seen in Nikhil Advani’s Katti Batti opposite Imran Khan.

Meanwhile, Kangana, who had slapped a legal notice on producer Bhushan Kumar for attempting to release her film I Love NY without her permission, joked about the issue at a recent event to endorse an automobile brand.

“We weren’t approached to promote the film. And Bhushan sir has released the film. He is telling me film ‘nikal jayegi’ (will scrape through). He is talking just like a doctor who tells a patient to close his or her eyes before giving him an injection, saying ‘nikal jayegi’. So I said fine,” the actress said.

The release of I Love NY was stuck for a couple of years due to various reasons. The producers were reportedly unhappy with the way the film shaped up. There were also reports about lead actor Sunny Deol refusing to dub his portions. The film directed by Radhika Rao and with music by Pritam will now release on July 10.