Kangana Ranaut to play a real-life bank robber in ‘Simran’


After playing a vicious dacoit in ‘Revolver Rani’, Kangana Ranaut is all set to play an Indian-origin bank robber in Hansal Mehta’s ‘Simran’. The film is a biopic based on an Indian-origin nurse who earned the name 'Bombshell Bandit' for a flurry of robberies in the US last year.

Says a source, "The film is based on Sandeep Kaur, who pulled off a series of heists in three American states. It will be shot entirely in the US and will go on the floors in October. As Kangana is currently busy with other projects, Hansal will make an announcement just before the film takes off. This time, they want to remain guarded as the Sarabjit biopic did not work out for them."

The film is based on real life character Sandeep Kaur, who was a nurse by profession but turned to be a bank robber. Born in Punjab, Sandeep migrated to California along with her family and worked as a nurse there. She fell prey to gambling at Las Vegas and owed heavy amount.  

Unable to pay the mounting debts, she turned a bank robber in 2014. After committing few robberies, she came into the capture of police in a high-drama chase in April this year. She was nicknamed ‘bombshell bandit’ for her glamorous disguises during the crime. Sandeep Kaur has been sentenced to 66 months in prison.

However, Kangana Ranaut will be next seen in 'Katti Batti' opposite Imran Khan.