Kan­gana sets out on a joy­ous jour­ney

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Pra­ful (es­sayed by Kan­gana) is a woman who is un­apolo­getic, am­bi­tious, free-spir­ited and de­sirous of in­de­pen­dence HANSAL ME­HTA, FILM­MAKER

Na­tional award-win­ning film­maker Hansal Me­hta is known for mak­ing real­is­tic films, and his forth­com­ing ven­ture,

Simran, star­ring Kan­gana Ra­naut in the lead, prom­ises to be the same.

Kan­gana, who has won ac­claim in the past for roles in which she is seen as an in­de­pen­dent woman, will be es­say­ing the char­ac­ter of Pra­ful Pa­tel, a woman who pur­sues hap­pi­ness, de­spite sev­eral hur­dles.

Speak­ing about the char­ac­ter, Me­hta says, “Pra­ful is a com­ing-of-age woman who is un­apolo­getic, am­bi­tious, free-spir­ited and de­sirous of in­de­pen­dence be­yond what her fam­ily al­ready al­lows her. She is a di­vorcee who does not fear mak­ing her own de­ci­sions. The film will take you through the stigma at­tached to choices and how Simran breaks stereo­types at­tached to di­vorce.”

In­ter­est­ingly, the film also touches on another as­pect — that of the lives of In­di­ans set­tled in the US. In the film, Kan­gana is an NRI who is aspir­ing to make a bet­ter liv­ing for her­self. Through the film, Me­hta speaks about their sim­ple, iso­lated lives and their as­pi­ra­tions and am­bi­tions. “Simran is a film that is joy­ous, light­hearted and yet lay­ered with truth. The film shows that it’s okay to be flawed and un­apolo­getic,” says Me­hta.

A T-Se­ries, Karma Fea­tures PVT. LTD. & Adarsh Tele­me­dia film, Simran stars Kan­gana Ra­naut, is di­rected by Hansal Me­hta and pro­duced by Bhushan Ku­mar and Shailesh R Singh. The film re­leases to­day.

PHOTO: HTCS

Ac­tor Kan­gana Ra­naut in a still from her film, Simran

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