Kangana Ranaut will turn director with 'Teju', set to play an 80-year-old on-screen!
Bollywood's feisty 'queen' Kangana Ranaut is known for speaking her heart out without mincing any words. She is a powerhouse of talent, and we all have seen ample proof of it on-screen.
New Delhi: Bollywood's feisty 'queen' Kangana Ranaut is known for speaking her heart out without mincing any words. She is a powerhouse of talent, and we all have seen ample proof of it on-screen.
Now, the good news for Kangana fans is that soon the Himachali beauty will be donning a director's hat and she has announced the name of her pet project. According to Pinkvilla.com, the movie is called 'Teju' and will see her enact an 80-year-old woman's role.
Sounds interesting, isn't it? The report further quotes Kangana as saying, “Teju is a woman perched on the threshold of death but not yet ready to leave the world. She is a warm, vibrant woman, full of life, who doesn't feel old at all.”
Adding further, she said, “These are questions that all of us ask ourselves and each other from time to time. We will explore them in a light-hearted manner in my film dappled with the sunshine of Teju's personality."
Adds Kangana, "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 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. Today, unless I step out of my comfort zone, challenge myself as an actress, where is the need for me to leave my home, my family and my dog? I can live in comfort by simply cutting ribbons," she said.
The report further quotes the actress as saying, “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. My film will be a visual treat but it will also give you a glimpse into my life before Bollywood, into the real Kangana whom few have known in all these years."
The report also mentions that Kangana's film will go on floors in December this year eyeing a release next year around the same time.