Kan­gana’s Rani Laxmi Bai biopic not shelved

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Kan­gana Ra­naut (above) was taken aback when she heard the news that her Ketan Me­hta-di­rected biopic Rani Laxmi Bai has been shelved. Re­fut­ing the ru­mours, the ac­tor says the film will go on the floors as sched­uled, and that its pre-pro­duc­tion work is al­ready in full-swing.

Kan­gana, who is on her way to Lon­don to speak at the Women in the World sum­mit af­ter at­tend­ing a few shows at the on­go­ing Paris Fash­ion Week, says even the film­maker laughed off the ru­mours. “We were in Paris when we got the news. We im­me­di­ately called Ketan sir as we got wor­ried about the pro­ject. This is a mag­num opus and it needs at least one year of pre­pro­duc­tion, and that has al­ready started,” Kan­gana says, adding, “We all have in­vested way too much in the film. Nat­u­rally, we pan­icked (at first). But in the past, too, we have been a vic­tim of such fab­ri­cated sto­ries which were spread to harm our projects.”

Me­hta, too, says: “I want to laugh about these ru­mours float­ing in the in­dus­try. The film is very much hap­pen­ing as per sched­ule.”

The film will be based on the Rani of Jhansi, one of the lead­ers of In­dia’s First War of In­de­pen­dence in 1857.

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