Kangana’s Rani Laxmi Bai biopic not shelved
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.