Kangana Ranaut on house to play Rani Laxmibai in arriving biopic: Ketan Mehta

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Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut, who is roving high on a success of Tanu Weds Manu Returns, is ideal to play soldier black Rani Laxmibai in his arriving biopic, says executive Ketan Mehta.

Actress Kangana Ranaut. ReutersActress Kangana Ranaut. Reuters

Actress Kangana Ranaut to star as Rani Laxmibai in arriving biopic. Reuters

“She (Kangana) is on board. She has favourite a script. It’s purpose of a lifetime. She is during a tip now… she is doing good work. we consider she was best for a film,” Mehta told PTI.

To get into a skin of her character, Kangana will be undergoing training in horse-riding and sword-fighting.

Mehta is returning to a pre-independence epoch following his Aamir Khan-starrer biopic on Mangal Pandey in 2005.

There are several speculations per a casting of a film, with English actor Hugh Grant’s name gathering adult in some reports. Mehta, however, is silent on a cast.

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“The routine of casting is on and we will be creation an proclamation soon,” Mehta said.

The director, famous for films like Mirch Masala, Maya Memsaab, Rang Rasiya, pronounced a biopic will go on floors subsequent year.

Talking about a project, Mehta said, “Rani Laxmibai is one of a many fascinating women we have come opposite in terms of what she has finished in her life. we suffer making biopics.”

“It is a good height to contend stories of those people who have finished good work. It has been a plea to write this biopic though these are good challenges. we am really excited to start operative on it,” Mehta said.

PTI