Want to make film on Chandragupta Maurya: Kangana Ranaut
The actor replied thus when asked if she would like to be associated with a film on any historical figure from Bihar
Kangana Ranaut has expressed her desire to make a movie on Chandragupta, the shepherd-turned-emperor who founded the Maurya dynasty, noting that the film industry has "not done justice to our history."
Kangana who won acclaim for portraying Rani Laxmibai — the valiant queen of Jhansi who took on the British during the revolt of 1857 — in Manikarnika, when asked if she would like to be associated with a film on any historical figure from Bihar, said, "It would be Chandragupta Maurya. The film industry has not done justice to our history."
The 32-year-old, who has won three National Awards in the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories, replied in the affirmative when asked about reports that she has turned producer. She confirmed her first venture is based on the theme of Ram temple in Ayodhya.
The Himachal Pradesh-born actor, who has courted controversy for taking on well-entrenched Bollywood "insiders" like Karan Johar and Hrithik Roshan, said she has had a rebellious streak since childhood and shared an anecdote about her breaking her teacher's stick upon being hit for chatting with a classmate in school.
When reporters asked why she has gained so much weight, Ranaut replied it was in preparation for her upcoming biopic Thalaivi, based on late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
The actor also said that her forthcoming release Panga is a family drama.