Kangana Ranaut has announced that she is going to collaborate with director Sai Kabir and will play the role of India’s former Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi. Kangana also shared a throwback picture of herself from the initial days of her career where she did a photoshoot portraying Indira Gandhi.
She made the announcement on Twitter where she wrote, “Happy to announce my dear friend Sai Kabir and I are collaborating on a political drama. Produced by Manikarnika Films. Written and Directed by Sai Kabir.”
Kangana then wrote another tweet where she shared a throwback picture of herself. She wrote, “This is a photoshoot about iconic women I did in the beginning of my career, little did I know one day I will get to play the iconic leader on screen.”
The Judgementall Hai Kya actor also shared a few pictures of the late leader, along with late writer Khushwant Singh’s description of her. “She was very beautiful, not pin up girl type beautiful, her face was like when all the swords are drawn just before the King’s command….- Khushwant Singh,” she wrote.
The actor said in a statement, “Yes, we are working on the project and the script is in 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.”
Kangana recently wrapped up work on the Jayalalithaa biopic, titled Thalaivi. She will be seen as the late Tamil Nadu CM in the much-anticipated film. She is currently shooting for Dhaakad, in which she plays a female assassin.