Kangana Ranaut to play an 80 year old in upcoming film

When it comes to playing character-driven roles, Kangana Ranaut seems to have no inhibitions at all.

The three-time National award winner is constantly seen challenging herself as an actress, with roles that always exceed the expectations of viewers and critics alike.

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In her upcoming directorial venture Kangana will be seen playing an 80 year old woman, as the award-winning actress announced in a statement. “I will play an 80-year-old woman in my first directorial Teju. The film will be about every old person I know and have loved. It will also be a lot about me as I am older than my years."

The film will be produced under her recently launched banner, Manikarnika Films and will mark the first time the actress will take on the role of a director. Kangana is also writing the script of the movie which she expects to finish later this year, as the film is scheduled to go on production in December 2017.

Kangana spoke about her attachment and familiarity with senior citizens and old-age people which will help her portray her role better as she stated, “By the time I was a toddler, my great grandmother was in her eighties. I grew up around old people and it pains me to see senior citizens largely ignored in any community, society or country. Teju is a woman perched on the threshold of death but not yet ready to leave the world.”

The fierce actress plans to shoot the movie in Himachal as she attempts to showcase people the life and culture of the state, where she was born and raised, “Teju will showcase Himachali life and culture which have largely gone unexplored in our mainstream cinema as filmmakers only use my part of the country as a beautiful setting for their songs,” the actress said.

With the trailer of her promising-looking upcoming flick 'Simran' launched only a few days ago and with the news of her taking up the project of Queen Jhansi - Kangana is one gift that keeps on giving.

Truly the Queen of Bollywood.

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