Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut has turned director with a short film written in collaboration with an Australian writer and shot in the US.
Kangna, 25, who was last seen in Anil Kapoor-starrer `Tezz`, is currently working on the untitled project, which has been shot in Los Angeles with an American cast and crew and deals with a complex subject of human-animal relationship.
"After meeting Hollywood biggies during one of my recent trips to Los Angeles, I decided to helm the project. And things just fell into place," Kangana said in a statement.
The film revolves around a four-year-old boy and a dog. The `Fashion` star said she had to take many workshops and also delve a bit into child psychology to connect with the kid who plays the main lead in the film.
"It took six months of thorough groundwork. I was advised not to work with kids and animals, but my script demanded it.
"Kaden (the boy) is very little. We had to place hidden cameras, play games and pretend to be aliens and trees in order to get him in the frame! But it was fun, he is adorable. The dog was well-trained and not difficult to work with," she added.
The film is in post-production stage and Kangna says she wants to premiere it at an international film festival.
"We intend to send the film for international festivals, but as of now, I am concentrating on finishing the editing and visual effects. That`s the only thing on my mind before I leave for Paris for my next acting schedule," she said.
The actress, who has no plans of quitting acting, said she enjoys both acting and directing.
"I love them both in a unique way... But working with an international cast and crew was an amazing experience."