Kangana heads to Broadway, New York to prepare for ‘Rangoon’


Bollywood ‘Queen’ Kangana Ranaut who is known to play her character to the T, has began to prepare herself for her role in her upcoming film ‘Rangoon’.

The National Award winning actress is heading to the Broadway New York to learn the nuances of a dancer in for the film to be directed by Vishal Bharadwaj.

Kangana is the only leading lady in ‘Rangoon’ where plays the role of dancer Julia. The film was earlier titled ‘Julia’.  It is a Broadway style musical and the ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ actress, known to seamlessly become the character she plays will study the fine distinction of the style to bring the Broadway style of life and culture alive in her character.

Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, ‘Rangoon’ is a love triangle like that of the 1942 Hollywood film ‘Casablanca’ and stars Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan in lead roles. The film is set against the backdrop of the Second World War.    

Vishal had the subject with him for a while and he had been working on the script waiting for the right cast. The director had earlier worked with Saif in ‘Omkara’ and had cast Shahid in ‘Kaminey’ and ‘Haider’. But for Kangana, it is the first time she is working with Vishal.

Vishal and Sajid will be working together for the first time in ‘Rangoon’. “It is my most expensive film to date and will be my most musical,” the director said.

According to Vishal, the film will be an eye-opener on a chapter of history that many people are completely unaware of.

“If you visit a cemetery in Imphal, Manipur, you will see the graves of so many young soldiers who lost their lives in the Second World War. And the dark irony is that Indians were killing Indians because some of these soldiers fought for the British army against Subhash Chandra Bose's Indian National Army in Rangoon,” the director explained.