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Kangana Ranaut To Portray Indira Gandhi In Upcoming Political Drama

"It is not the biopic of Indira Gandhi, it is a grand period film," said Kangana Ranaut.

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Kangana Ranaut To Portray Indira Gandhi


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Kangana Ranaut to play Indira Gandhi in a film she will produce: Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut will play the role India's former prime minister Indira Gandhi in her upcoming political drama. She made an announcement about the untitled film project from her Twitter handle as well. This comes after Ranaut finished shooting for Thalaivi, a biopic on the late AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa some time ago. 

Kangana Ranaut also clarified that the untitled film will be a political drama and not a biopic. "Yes, we are working on the project and the script is in the final stages. It is not the biopic of Indira Gandhi, it is a grand period film, to be precise a political drama that will help my generation to understand (the) socio-political landscape of current India," she said.

The actor also revealed that many accomplished actors will be essaying political figures like Rajiv Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Morarji Desai, etc., in the film. Also, the movie will cover important events in India's history such as Operation Blue Star and the emergency period of the mid-1970s.

The political drama will be written and directed by Sai Kabir and will be produced by Manikarnika Films.

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News sources also say that the film's director Sai Kabir went to Bhopal, where Kangana Ranaut is currently shooting for her film Dhaakad. He has already conducted a few meetings with her for the film. It seems that the screenplay is ready too. Kangana Ranaut has previously worked with Sai Kabir on the film Revolver Rani (2014).

Kangana Ranaut's Upcoming Projects

Kangana Ranaut will be seen in an action-thriller named Dhaakad in which she will be playing the role of a spy named Agni. The film will release in October this year and will star actors like Arjun Rampal and Divya Dutta.

Ranaut will also be seen in Tejas in which she will be seen as an air force pilot. She recently revealed that she will be directing the film Manikarnika Returns: The Legend of Didda, a sequel to Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.

Picture Credit: Firstpost/ Telegraph India

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