Kangana walks out of Anurag Basu's film Imli and here’s why!

Last year Kangana Ranaut had announced that she was a part of her mentor and direct Anurag Basu’s film Imli. But now; the Gangster actress has revealed that she will no longer be a part of the film and the fact that she has opted out of the film of her first ever director has been confirmed by Kangana herself.

Kangana walks out of Anurag Basu's film Imli and here’s why! Kangana walks out of Anurag Basu's film Imli and here’s why! Source : press

Last year Kangana Ranaut had announced that she was a part of her mentor and direct Anurag Basu's film Imli. But now; the Gangster actress has revealed that she will no longer be a part of the film and the fact that she has opted out of the film of her first ever director has been confirmed by Kangana in an interview to DNA.


Kangana has stated," Last year, when I announced Panga and Imali together, Anurag Basu's film was supposed to go on floors in November 2018. But I had to direct and reshoot Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi. So, I had to push Imali. I was also meaning to be a director for a while, so I couldn't have said no to this. Meanwhile, Panga had already started and I couldn't not do that."


The Fashion actress; who is currently focusing on bringing the lives of powerful women on screen, further said," Manikarnika has done very well, so I want to take my directorial career further. I can't not direct now. I had signed the Jayalalithaa biopic because it's a strong character and in sync with whatever I'm doing with regards to women empowerment."


The actress say's opting out of her mentor's film was certainly a tough call for her; owing to the fact that Kangana's debut film, Gangster, was directed by Basu! Ranaut said," Anurag and I have spoken about it. I feel extremely bad because Imali was giving me an opportunity to work with my mentor again, but I'm on the verge of announcing my own film in a few weeks from now. That has taken a lot of my time and I have conveyed it to Anurag, who understood my situation."


When the actress was asked if she would ever collaborate with Anurag again; the actress concluded saying," We will work together at some point. Imali is a beautiful love story and we can do that later. But right now, my focus is on my next directorial venture because I've just delivered an Rs 100-crore film and it's the right time for me."


On the professional front; Kangana will next be seen opposite Rajkumar Rao in Mental Hai Kya and Ashwini Iyer Tiwari's directorial Panga alongside Pankaj Tripathi and Neena Gupta! The actress has also announced that she has taken up a biopic of the late political veteran Jayalalitha!





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