Kangana Ranaut, stepped in to direct the remaining portions of Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi when director Krish (Radha Krishna Jagarlamundi) had to leave to fulfil his South film commitments.
Now, the buzz is that she will be helming another movie soon.Though currently on a few days’ break in her hometown in Himachal Pradesh, she is said to be keeping tabs on the postproduction of her period action drama that is backed by Zee Studios.
Even as she’s waiting for the release and response to the biopic on Rani Laxmibai, the promos of which have garnered tremendous praise from all quarters, news is that the National Award-winning actress will step behind the camera again soon.
At the film’s promotional event recently, she talked about its making with such emotion and passion that one couldn’t help but ask if she was directing again.
Kangana, who has Mental Hai Kya lined up after the historical, said, “The writers are really good and they are supporting me. My next film is being written by KV Vijayendra Prasad, who has scripted the Baahubali movies and also Manikarnika. We have already begun talking about it. However, this time, it’s going to be a love story.”
When probed further about the kind of romance she was planning to make, all the actress was willing to say for now was, “It is a love story, but not with a human.” Now, it would be interesting to see what kind of a prem kahaani Kangs is planning to come up with.
Asked whether she wants to pursue direction in the future as well, she said, “I was telling my sister yesterday, I don’t know what it is about me that I really love working as a technician as no actor wants to be out in the sun as opposed to being in the air conditioned van. No actor wants to be sweaty where 80 people are asking you like 100 questions. No actor wants to do recce of locations when you can simply be in your luxury suite. I don’t know what it is about me that I am so comfortable in this job that there is nothing more that I love than directing, even though I don’t get to wear make-up and I don’t get any special treatment.”
Kangana added, “It is absolutely a worker’s life to be honest but there was something so amazing about this job. I don’t know why people consider it a job. It is just so much fun. I think acting is more like a job but directing is just like having fun. I hope I get more chances to do this and I hope I continue doing this because this seems like my first love.”