Shekhar Kapur is one of the most prolific directors of our times not only in India but also globally. The director who has given us iconic films like Masoom, Mr. India, Bandit Queen and also international classics like Elizabeth has been missing from the film space for a while now.
Post the shelving of his ambitious movie Paani, we hear that the ace director is working on a script for Kangana Ranaut. Talking about the same at IFFI in a Masterclass moderated by actor Sushant Singh Rajput he said, “I am desperate to make another film in India. I want to come home and make a film. When I made Masoom, nobody was expecting anything from me. I wasn’t expecting anything from myself. It is a terrible space for a filmmaker to be in”.
When asked about the current status of his script with Kangana Ranaut, he added “I am currently writing the script. It is a beautiful script”. The script in question is supposed to be a heartwarming story where Kangana will need to play the role of an 85-year-old lady on screen. The director had earlier announced that the film will be similar in feel as to his cult classic Masoom. However, it won’t be a continuation of the older film.
This is not the first time Kangana will be seen in an older avatar. The actress who is currently shooting for Krish’s Manikarnika: The queen Of Jhansi is also looking to direct her next project titled Teju. The film which marks Kangana’s debut as a director will feature Kangana playing an 80-year-old wannabe witch. The film will be a comedy and showcase Kangana’s journey to fulfill her dreams.
Kangana’s look from Manikarnika where she essays the role of Rani Laxmibai was leaked recently which garnered a lot of praise. The actress even hurts herself recently for the second time while shooting for a sequence in which she sprained her ankle.
Well, we’re sure excited for this venture to shape up soon. Two such talented individuals coming together is definitely adding to our excitement. We are waiting for the first look of Kangana to be out soon.