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After 'Manikarnika', Kangana Ranaut to now direct her own biopic

Kangana Ranaut Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 14, 2019, 01.36 PM (IST)

The success of 'Manikarnika' has given its co-director Kangana Ranaut the motivation to take up another film as a director. 

According to reports, Ranaut will soon bring her own life story to the big screen as a director and says the project won't be a "propaganda". 

The script will be penned by 'Baahubali' writer KV Vijayendra, who also wrote 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi'. The film is likely to on floors by the end of this year in October-November. 

"My own story is the subject of my next directorial. But it is not a propaganda film with characters who are starkly black and white, rather it is a sincere, heartfelt account of my journey so far with plenty of lighter moments," Kangana said in a statement. 

"I'm emboldened by the love of the people around me, who have never judged me but accepted me for who I am," she added. 

According to the actor, Vijayendra 'urged' Kangana, around 12 weeks ago, to let him write a film based on her life. 

"I was nervous and wary initially, but then, given his stature and the fact that I trust him implicitly, I gave Vijayendra sir the go-ahead on the project."

Kangana said the film will focus on various aspects of her life but would not name people who have had differences with her in the past. 

"How can I show my journey without people, I can't be walking alone. But we will not be taking any names. The idea is to protect me and my life with all its highs and lows. 

"In the end, it is the story of an achiever, a girl from the mountains who came into Bollywood without any connections in the industry or even a godfather, and went on to carve a niche for herself against all odds," she added.

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The script will be penned by 'Baahubali' writer KV Vijayendra, who also wrote 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi'. The film is likely to on floors by the end of this year in October-November.