Back in 2004, Anurag Basu had introduced Kangana Ranaut in his crime-drama titled, ‘Gangster’, which also featured Emraan Hashmi and Shiney Ahuja. Fourteen years later, Kangana and her mentor are all set to team up for the third time for a film interestingly titled Imali.
When contacted Kangana for the same, she said, “It’s too early to talk about Imali as we are starting the film around the end of the year. All I can say is that Anurag is my godfather and everything I am today is because of him… I can’t wait to go back to the beginning. Anurag is my godfather and everything I am today is because of him… I can’t wait to go back to the beginning.”
Kangana who is currently in London filming Ekta Kapoor’s Mental Hai Kya, will flag off Imali after she wraps up Ashwini Iyer Tiwary’s kabaddi drama which rolls in October. Kangana has already started attending advanced yoga lessons, and will also train with national-level kabaddi players. “The prep for Imali is expected to begin by August but the film should roll only towards the year-end. The search for the male lead is on,” informs the source.
Kangana’s next anticipated film ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’, a biopic on Rani of Jhansi, ‘Mental Hai Kya’ with Rajkummar Rao and will star as a kabaddi player in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s as-yet-untitled project