Actress Kangana Ranaut will next be seen in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s next movie ‘Panga’. In the movie, Kangana Ranaut will be seen as a Kabaddi player.

The director said that despite the movie’s title, the movie “humanises the term”. Ashwiny has revealed that Kangana put on weight for her role of a kabaddi player.

“Kangana had to put on some weight, but her body type is such that it doesn’t look extra on her. She immediately lost the kilos, but has put them back for her next. I don’t know how she does it over and over; I have difficulty losing even once,” she said.

The filmmaker also gave a couple of details about the story.

“We are all stuck in a rut; life is about getting a job, getting married and having kids; we’ve forgotten there’s a life beyond all this. Panga is about taking up a challenge, we’ve humanised the term. While being a mother and daughter, focusing on personal goals becomes difficult. At such times, my family comes to my rescue. Many warned me that my debut film (Nil Battey Sannata), the story of a mother going back to school to encourage her daughter to study, wouldn’t work, but I persisted. It’s important to reinvent yourself everyday, otherwise you reach a saturation point,” she said.

Ashwiny also rubbishes rumours that Ashwiny had insisted on Kangana signing a non-interference clause for the film. “You shouldn’t judge anyone. Kangana and I have become friends over the two-year journey of the film. I have realised that when she loves someone, she will take care of them all her life,” she said.

Adding that Rajkummar Rao once changed five shirts during a shoot as he wasn’t convinced about the perfect shirt for the role, the filmmaker further said, “But then, so did my DoP (offer insights about a film and the characters), art director and assistant director whose insights have made the film better.”

‘Panga’ also features Jassie Gill, Richa Chaddha and Neena Gupta in pivotal roles.

The movie will release on January 24, 2020.