Director Vishal Bhardwaj has roped in the beautiful and super-talented Kangana Ranaut for his next film. She will be paired opposite Vishal’s favourite actor Shahid Kapoor in a film titled Rangoon. It is being said that it was producer Sajid Nadiadwala who wanted to cast Kangana after watching her on-screen histrionics in Tanu Weds Manu Returns.
Both Kangana and Shahid have worked with Vishal before, although they haven’t been paired together. Shahid has given two of his best and most acclaimed performances under Vishal in Kaminey and Haider, for which he also won the best actor award at Filmfare this year.
Talking about Kangana, Vishal said “She was my first choice for Rangoon but till I could offer it to her, I didn’t want to talk about it because I was afraid kissi ki nazar lag zayegi (it’ll get jinxed). I’m sure we’ll challenge each other as we approach this cinematic journey together.”
Rangoon will be set in the period of World War 2 and the battle that Indian soldiers fought there. It will also be Vishal’s most expensive film.