By now, we all know that Kangana Ranaut made her debut as a director with her most recent release, Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi. And now, she is all set to direct yet another film. Her directorial project will be based on her own story and will go on floors by the end of this year, around October or November. According to sources, Kangana is keen on working with the Manikarnika technical crew for her own production films. Kangana confirmed the news about the subject of her film too.
Yes, it is true, my own story is the subject of my next directorial. But it is not a propaganda film with characters who are starkly black and white, rather it is a sincere, heartfelt account of my journey so far with plenty of lighter moments. I’m emboldened by the love of the people around me, who have never judged me but accepted me for who I am.
Baahubali writer, KV Vijayendra, who was the writer of Manikarnika, will be writing this film too. Kangana shared that she was nervous about it initially but eventually agreed to the film.
Around 12 weeks ago, he urged me to let him write a film based on my life. I was nervous and wary initially, but then, given his stature and the fact that I trust him implicitly, I gave Vijayendra sir the go-ahead to the project.
Kangana has had differences with a number of people within the industry and she has also been vocal about it. Below is a video of her talking about people from Bollywood not supporting her:
How can I show my journey without people, I can’t be walking alone. But we will not be taking any names. The idea is to protect me and my life with all its highs and lows. In the end, it is the story of an achiever, a girl from the mountains who came into Bollywood without any connections in the industry or even a godfather, and went on to carve a niche for herself against all odds, with some memorable films like Gangster, Tanu Weds Manu and its sequel, Fashion, Queen and more recently Manikarnika, bagging three National Awards along the way.
Wishing Kangana all the luck for her film.