Last updated on January 22, 2020
Actor Kangana Ranaut has voiced her desire to create a film on Chandragupta Maurya, the shepherd- turned-emperor who set the Maurya dynasty, noting that the movie market has”not done enough justice to our background”.
The National Award winner was in Patna to get involved in a program organized by the publishers of a top Hindi daily where she conducted a jig into the songs of Bhojpuri songs together with actor-turned-politician Ravi Kishan before the duo engaged in a question and answer session.
Replying to the queries posed by Kishan, who’s also the BJP MP from Gorakhpur, Ranaut on Tuesday said that it had been her next visit to Bihar. “The last time I had been here as a kid though I’ve not got an opportunity to learn more about the state with that I feel a link as my Yoga instructor has his origins,” she explained.
Ranaut, who won acclaim for portraying Rani Laxmibai — the valiant queen of Jhansi who shot on the British throughout the revolt of 1857 — at Manikarnika, when asked if she’d like to get connected with a movie on any historic figure from Bihar, stated, “It’d be Chandragupta Maurya. The movie industry hasn’t done much justice to our background”.
The Himachal Pradesh-born celebrity, who has courted controversy for shooting on well-entrenched Bollywood”insiders” such as Karan Johar and Hrithik Roshan, stated she’s had a rebellious streak since youth and shared an anecdote about her breaking up her instructor’s stick upon being struck for conversing with a classmate in college.
When Kishan inquired why she’s gained so much weight, Ranaut responded it had been in preparation for her forthcoming biopic Thalaivi, dependent on overdue Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. The actor started her forthcoming launch Panga is a family play.
She regaled the crowd by greeting them in Bhojpuri and replicating several widely used phrases of this dialect following Kishan.