Now that's a big revelation from the Queen of revelations, Kangana Ranaut. She has revealed that director Sanjay Leela Bhansali had a brief meeting for Padmaavat and narrated the film to her. Padmaavat stars Deepika Padukone in the leading role having two actors Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.
Kangana in a recent interview to Mid-Day told that Bhansali had narrated the script of Padmaavat but the talks didn't go anywhere. She also revealed that before Padmaavat, Bhansali also asked her to do the song Ram Chale Leela in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela. Later the song featured on actress Priyanka Chopra.
Mid-Day quoted Kangana Ranaut saying, “There was this conversation, and I was doing Manikarnika then, so it didn’t go anywhere. But we had a brief narration. Before that as well, he wanted me to do the Ram-Leela song. He is a filmmaker who can leave strong impressions on you, especially if you are a fresh mind.”
Kangana told that she is deeply impressed with Bhansali's cinema, she said, “I was 13 or 14 when they [friends at Chandigarh hostel] took us to watch Devdas. It is based on literature that I was not exposed to. Along with direction, for the first time, the artiste, thinker, or someone who loves to contemplate, had been seriously seduced.”
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Celebrating 50 glorious days of the Queen's reign! *On 50 days of Manikarnika here’s a lookback at achievements of the Kangana Ranaut film* Ever since its announcement, Manikarnika managed to create a lot of buzz amongst the audience and was one of the most talked about films. Even though the film hit a few roadblocks, Kangana and the rest of the team worked tirelessly to ensure that the film product befitted the queen the film was made on. As the film completes 50 days, here’s a throwback at some milestones achieved by biopic. A magnum opus based on the life of legendary Queen of Jhansi, the Kangana Ranaut film was one of the most anticipated films of 2019. And keeping up with the expectations, Manikarnika did complete justice to the story of one of the bravest women in the history of India. Right from Kangana Ranaut’s performance, gripping storyline to breath-taking action, the film left the audience awestruck. Apart from brilliant reviews, the film set many new records at the Box office. The film did a business of 103 crores at the domestic BO and 58 crores overseas, making in Kangana’s third film to cross the 100 crore mark. Apart from the total collections, the film registered highest single day collections for a women led film on Day 2 (18.1 crores) and highest opening weekend for a women led film (42.55 crores). Prior to the release of the film, a special screening was organized for the President of India, who praised the film wholeheartedly. Since Kangana wanted the youth of India to witness the story of the great queen, she also organized a special screening for school children. Following her example, Kangana’s fans also organized a screening of the film for underprivileged children. After the spectacular success of her directorial debut, Kangana is already thinking about making a trilogy on unsung female warriors, and after manikarnika, audience can surely expect a lot more cinematic brilliance. #50daysOfManikarnika #KanganaRanaut @KamalJain_TheKJ @zeestudiosofficial @lokhandeankita #prasoonjoshi #VijeyandraPrasad @neeta_lulla @mohdzeeshanayyub @shankar.mahadevan @shankarehsaanloy #ManikarnikaTheQueenOfJhansi
“So the ethos of two extremely strong-headed people [in Devdas] and their egos, meant much more. At that age, I could identify with it. I would cry, and think about life. And, of course, those amazing, grand visuals, and the way he depicted them was poetic, something I’d never seen before,” Manikarnika actress further added.
On the professional front, Manikarnika actress Kangana Ranaut recently on her birthday announced that she is going to do a biopic on late Tamil Nadu leader Jayalalitha.