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Kangana Ranaut wants to turn her hand to directing

Indian Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut STR/AFP/Getty Images

By: ReenaKumar

She has proved her mettle in acting with films like Gangster, Queen, Tanu Weds Manu and now
two-time National Award winner Kangana Ranaut is set to make a foray into filmmaking.

The 30-year-old actress has confirmed that she will start working on her film post Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi and it will be a comedy.

The actress said after getting on board to star in the biopic of Rani Laxmibai, she feels her life has come full circle and she wants to now focus on something she is passionate about, which is directing.

Directed by Krish, Manikarnika will chronicle the life and struggles of Rani Laxmibai during the fight for independence.

“I feel that there are projects and then there are films that fulfil something within you. I remember when I was 15 and I left home, I did not know when I would feel like I have achieved something. My life has come full circle and before this no amount of success and failure could make me feel like
an achiever.

“Now I feel I don’t want to just waste time on this (going in a loop). I am also moving on to the next phase, which means that I will focus on my career as a filmmaker and I’ll act in my films. So, I was telling Krish that ‘you’re the last director I’m working with’,” she said.

When asked what the title of her biopic would be if it was ever made, Kangana said, “I feel I have a long way to go. I feel that I still haven’t got into the field that I actually feel very passionate about which is filmmaking.

As an individual, I feel that I will be known as a filmmaker, not as an actor. I still have to get into that.”

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