Kangana replaces pregnant Vidya Balan for Sujoy's next

Though Vidya Balan had denied the reports of her being in the family way recently, the rumors are probably true. The 36 year old actress who had recently married Siddharth Roy Kapoor – the head honcho of the UTV Pictures was recently spotted at a reputed hospital with close family members for undisclosed reasons. She was definitely showing off her baby bump as she appeared elegant in her silver grey saree designed by Satya Paul at the shoot for Ranka jewelers.

While the parents-to-be are anticipating good news, the baby has brought good news for another unexpected person as well. This is Kangana Ranaut who is likely to replace Vidya in the next project of director Sujoy Ghosh. Kangana has recently made a name for herself in unconventional roles. Her performance in Queen has won the admiration of the audience as well as the critics. This is probably the reason that Sujoy Ghosh, who never tires of praising the acting abilities of Vidya Balan, has zeroed in on Kanagana when Vidya had to opt out of the project.

The film is titled Durga Rani Singh and is surely going to be interesting as it included two powerhouse performers, Vidya Balan and Irfan Khan. The plot of the story however has not been revealed though speculation is rife among the media. Ghosh has categorically said that it is not a sequel to Kahaani. “A sequel to Kahaani would be an exciting proposition but Kahaani 2, Kahaani 3, Kahaani 4, how long can I go on without getting bored out of my head?” he said.

Another rumor based on the name of the film was that it is based on the story of Durga Shakti Nagpal – the civil servant who took steps against corruption and incurred political ire, but the UP government had to reinstate her. However, Ghosh completely denied the rumor saying, “Utterly, absolutely rubbish, it’s a brand new script.” Though the plot remains undisclosed, it is going to be an edge of the seat thriller.

Whatever be the details of the script, the name Rani is definitely proving to be very lucky for Kangana. Her character is titled Rani in her movieQueen that is running successfully at present and has won the acclaim of both her admirers and her critics. Not only this, her upcoming project is titled Revolver Rani. It remains to be seen whether Durga Rani Singh proves to be as lucky for her.