‘Rani Laxmi Bai’ is happening: Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut was taken aback to hear the buzz about her Ketan Mehta-directed biopic “Rani Laxmi Bai” being shelved. Refuting the rumours, the actress says the film will go on the floors as scheduled, and pre-production work was already in full swing.

Kangana, who is on her way to London to speak at the Women in the World summit after attending a few shows at the ongoing Paris Fashion Week, says even the filmmaker laughed off the rumours.

“We are in Paris on our way to London when we got the news and we immediately called Ketan Sir as we got worried about the project. This is a magnum opus and it needs at least one year of pre-production which has started in full swing.

“We all have invested way too much in the film. Naturally, we panicked but in the past, too, we have been a victim of such fabricated stories which were spread to harm our projects,” Kangana said in a statement.

Ketan said: “I want to laugh about these rumours floating in the industry. The film is very much happening as per schedule.”

The film will be based on the Rani of Jhansi, one of the leaders of the First Indian War of Independence in 1857.

After “Katti Batti”, which turned out to be a damp squib at the box office, Kangana has projects like Hansal Mehta’s “Simran” and Vishal Bhardwaj’s “Rangoon” in her kitty.



  • She’s doing mostly female oriented films so she has to make sure they’re either commercial (plus decent content) like TWMR or very good content like Queen. Unlike Katti Batti. Few more such failures and her stock will go down.

  • but kanganas acting in katti batti is nt so happening…
    plus her off screen antics r also too mch fr her…
    kangna shld behave more responsible way …
    wat she achived with such pain n hardwork shld nt be spoiled…

  • mean while rangoon is like yet another omkaara.. from vishal … vishal is ausm… his talvar working well..
    i heard kanga will have intimate scene with both shahid n said in film…
    n RANI LAXMIBAI WITH MODERN VFX n effect this will be smthing to watch man….

  • In all his movies, the best one is Mirch Masala, which was awesome with Smita Patil…..I hope Kangana also gets something brilliant with Rani Laxmibai.

  • Kangana were not cloud nine, her behaviour and interview are disgusted, hope Katti batti failure give her some lesson. I hope she will keep doing better movies like queen,twmr but those success don’t make him arrogant.

  • Too much of arrogance has come to her head after the success of queen n tanu but the recent failure of katti batti should have shown her how to be down to earth n sincere as she is a good actress she should concentrate more on her work than making big claims for no reason

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