WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Oct 16, 2019, 03.20 PM
You must have heard that actress Kangana Ranaut is quite keen on becoming a director herself after she tried her hands with the camera in ‘Manikarnika’ in which she played the role of queen of Jhansi. Now, Kangana is said to be opening her own production house in January next year as she will soon focus on small-budget films.
On the same, she said that she knows that these small-budget films are surely going to be box-office hits. She added that she will not be seen acting in the films but would rather bring to fore young talent and give them an avenue for showcasing their work.
In an interview with Mid Day, she said, “If JudgeMentall Hai Kya was made without me on a budget of Rs 10 crore, it would have been a blockbuster at Rs 40 crore. However, because it was made at nearly Rs 30 crore, it just about broke even. I want to [back] a few small films and see how that goes. Eventually, I may do something on a bigger level. We will also venture into digital entertainment.”
“I won’t be acting in the films that I produce. There is a lot of talent around and I will hire actors who are perfect for the scripts. I will take new talent under my wing and guide them,” she added.
“My office will be ready by January. Simultaneously, we are readying our projects. There are so many good scripts that come my way and the [makers] want me to feature in them. But there is so much new talent that needs to be given a platform. It’s important that these powerful scripts don’t get lost and make it to the big screen,” she continued.
Kangana was last seen in ‘Judgementall Hai Kya’ with Rajkummar Rao that didn’t do too well. She now has Ashwini Iyer Tiwari’s ‘Panga’ and is gearing up for the role of late actor-turned-politician J Jayalalithaa in a biopic on the former Tamil Nadu chief minister. The biopic is titled ‘Thalaivi’.
On the same, she said that she knows that these small-budget films are surely going to be box-office hits.