Kangana Ranaut to play air force pilot in next film Tejas
The project, produced by Ronnie Screwvala, will go floors in July
Kangana Ranaut will play an air force pilot in her next film, Tejas. The project is being produced by Ronnie Screwvala with Sarvesh Mewara as the director.
Kangana confirmed the news, saying, “I’ve always wanted to play a soldier and have been fascinated with the Armed Forces since childhood. I’ve never held back my emotions for our jawans and spoken openly about how strongly I feel about their heroism. They keep our country secure and our people safe. So, I’m very happy to be doing this film.”
Before she starts filming in July, the actor will require extensive prep. “I will undergo intense training before the shoot starts. My director has decided to get professional trainers on board,” said Kangana, who signed the film two weeks ago. “Right now, I’m too deep into Thalaivi (the biopic of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa). After that, we’ll get to Tejas, which we will start this year itself,” she added.
Having been a part of a period film, Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, the actor is keen to get on to a battlefield in contemporary times. Describing herself as a “born fighter at heart”, Kangana said, “Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. I followed his story closely—from the time we got the news of his capture to his release and return home. He’s a true hero in the way he handled the situation.” She added that she “was dying to get in a uniform”. “Being in uniform will be one of the biggest highlights of my life,” Kangana said.