Now that’s going to be one hell of a pairing!
We had earlier informed you that Vishal Bhardwaj had managed to rope in Saif Ali Khan for his next project, Rangoon which also stars Shahid Kapoor. While the two actors have worked separately with Bhardwaj, this will be the first time ever that they will be sharing screen space. The latest to join the cast is Queen actress, Kangana Ranaut.
Reportedly, Kangy has been signed in by producer Sajid Nadiadwala to play the lead opposite Shahid in the film. Looks like it’s not just audiences and critics who loved her performance in Tanu Weds Manu Returns; Sajid too seems mighty impressed by the actress. And we are not surprised given that the actress has truly turned tables around ever since Queen happened.
Talking about working with Kangana, Vishal said to a leading daily, “She was my first choice forRangoon 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 is a period musical set against the backdrop of World War II and revolves around the war fought between Indian soldiers from the British Army and soldiers from Subhash Chandra Bose’s Army. The war was fought in Rangoon, hence the name. And by Vishal’s own admission, this is by far his most expensive project.