Kangana Ranaut on ‘Panga’: I am playing the role of Kabaddi player for the first time
Kangana Ranaut who has been busy filming for her next ‘Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi’, based on the life of Rani Laxmibai, will soon commence the shoot of director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s film, which is titled ‘Panga’. In an interaction with Mumbai Mirror, Ranaut, her co-star Jassie Gill and the director herself spilt few interesting details about the film.
Kangana who plays the role of a national-level kabaddi player said, “When Ashwiny narrated the film’s story, I was completely moved. My family has been my pillar of strength and have always stood by me through thick and thin. I could really relate to the emotions of the film. Plus, Ashwiny is known for her slice-of-life films and I loved her recent work in ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’. ‘Panga’ is even more special for me as, for the first time, I will be playing the role of a National-level Kabaddi player. That’s going to be challenging for sure! I am looking forward to some exciting times with Ashwiny and the Fox Star team.”
On the other hand, Jassie Gill who essays the character of the ‘Queen’ actress’ husband in the film stated, “I loved the script, especially the inspiring family angle. The film is a rollercoaster of emotions but to me, the real Indian family feeling was the most heart-warming part of the subject. Since I come from a very close-knit family, I could identify with the story.”
Revealing that her film ‘Panga’ takes the family concept ahead, Ashwiny added, “I wanted to keep evolving with stories that talk about relationships in a new-age Indian family. Fox Star Studios is exactly in the same space of storytelling and I am filled with gratitude to work with them to see our vision unfold and create characters and stories that would be relatable to all and still be unique.”
Meanwhile, have a look at the director’s tweet wherein she has officially announced the cast and concept of her film ‘Panga’ by sharing few family pictures.
My existing reality is a reflection of my dear ones’ belief in me. From the team backed by its families. Presenting #PANGA with #KanganaRanaut, @jassi1gill @Neenagupta001 . Produced by @foxstarhindi | In Cinemas | 2019 😀 pic.twitter.com/XEEDIa8oFT
— Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari (@Ashwinyiyer) August 21, 2018
Produced by Fox Star Studios, ‘Panga’ is slated to release next year.