Kangana Ranaut to direct a film on her own life, teams up with Manikarnika writer Vijayendra
Kangana Ranaut claims Baahubali writer KV Vijyendra “urged” her to allow him to write the script for a film on her life.The duo have also worked together on their last release, Manikarnika.Updated: Feb 14, 2019 12:58 IST
Kangana Ranaut, who officially turned director with her latest release, Manikarnika, has already announced her next directorial venture: She plans to bring her own life story to the big screen as and insists the project won’t be a “propaganda”.
With a script penned by Baahubali writer KV Vijayendra, who also wrote Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, the film is set to go on floors by the end of this year. According to the actor, Vijayendra “urged” Kangana, around 12 weeks ago, to let him write a film based on her 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 on the project.” Kangana said the film will focus on various aspects of her life but would not name people who have had differences with her in the past.
“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,” she added.
“I’m emboldened by the love of the people around me, who have never judged me but accepted me for who I am,” she added.
“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,” Kangana said in a statement.
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First Published: Feb 14, 2019 12:41 IST