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Kangana Ranaut to direct her own biopic

  • Published at 10:09 pm February 14th, 2019
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Kangana Ranaut in Manikarnika The Queen of Jhansi Scroll.in

It is not known yet whether the actress will also star in the film

Actress Kangana Ranaut is directing a biopic about herself, which will be scripted by “Baahubali” screenwriter KV Vijayendra Prasad, according to a press note. This is Ranaut’s second project as director after the period drama “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi,” which she co-directed with Telugu filmmaker Krish.

The actress said in a press release that the biopic, which will go into production in November, will be a “sincere, heartfelt” account of her life. 

“It is not a propaganda film with characters who are starkly black and white,” Ranaut said. “I’m emboldened by the love of the people around me, who have never judged me but accepted me for who I am.” 

It is not known yet whether the actress will also star in the film.

It was Prasad who urged her to make a film on her life, the actress said. “I was nervous and wary initially, but given his stature and the fact that I trust him implicitly, I gave Vijayendra sir the go-ahead to the project,” Ranaut said.

The biopic will detail her experiences in the industry as an outsider without film connections, she said. 

Ranaut, who is from Himachal Pradesh, made her screen debut with Anurag Basu’s “Gangster (2006).” Her credits include “Fashion (2008),” “Tanu Weds Manu (2011),” “Queen (2014)” and “Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015).”

Her upcoming acting projects include Prakash Kovelamudi’s “Mental Hai Kyaand Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s Panga.”

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