Actress Kangana Ranaut, who recently turned director for Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, is planning to direct a biopic on her life. Manikarnika writer KV Vijayendra Prasad will write the screenplay for the movie.
According to India Today, the 31-year-old actress has assured that the movie will not be a ‘propaganda film.’ “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,” the actress said in a statement.
Ranaut said that 12 weeks back, it was writer Vijayendra Prasad who asked her 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,” she said.
During the course of her 13-year-long career, Kangana Ranaut has faced many controversies in Bollywood. After making her acting debut at the age of 19, the three-time National Award-winning actress was romantically involved with Adithya Pancholi, Adhyayan Suman and Hrithik Roshan. In 2017, she faced flack when she got into a verbal duel with director Karan Johar, who she referred to as ‘the flag bearer of nepotism’ on his show.
However, the actress said that her biopic will not name any person with whom she has had differences. “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 project me and my life with all its highs and lows,” she said.
She summed up saying, “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.”