Actress Kangana Ranaut made her debut as a director this year with the periodic epic movie ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’. The movie was a huge commercial success and garnered over 100 Crore Rupees at the box-office.
Now, the actress has announced her second movie as a director. The actress said that she was finalising her second movie which will be an epic action drama to be mounted on a large scale.
She said in a statement, “I’m on the verge of announcing my next directorial venture. It’s an action film — an epic drama. It has taken a lot of my time. Currently, we are putting everything in order, but we have locked the script. We’ll be doing a photoshoot, soon after, which we plan to release the poster, too.”
The actress has always been vocal about her desire to director.
“There are a lot of great stories to be told and actresses today are bringing a lot of business, too. I’m happy with the way Manikarnika worked for me — as an actor and also as a director. Now is the right time to start work on my second directorial project,” she said.
She admitted that hefty budgets are unlikely to be allotted to films starring women in lead roles, but said that Manikarnika’s box office success has boosted her clout. The film became her third to cross the Rs 100 crore mark, although it was her most expensive film, with a reported budget of Rs 125 crore.
Kangana will next be seen in ‘Mental Hai Kya’, opposite Rajkummar Rao, and then ‘Panga’, directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari.