While collecting National awards Amitabh met Kangana (who were both receiving Best Actor) and said, 'I am a big admirer of Kangana Ranaut. She is a wonderful actor.' Photograph:( Bollywoodlife.com )
Kangana Ranaut will be next seen alongside veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan in her next film.
A report published in a leading publication disclosed that the actress was initially offered a role in another project but since it couldn't kickstart and she was offered R. Balki's film with Amitabh, she jumped on to this.
The source was quoted: “Kangana had already been roped in for the Arunima Sinha (the first Indian amputee to scale Mount Everest) biopic. But the film showed no signs of kickstarting. So, when Balki offered her this project, she was keen to come on board. The film revolves around a woman who is left handicapped after a freak accident, and eventually reclaims her life. The actors are expected to sign the contracts next week and an official announcement will be made later this month.”
Kangana is allegedly set to play the role of an amputee while Big B will play her mentor.
Kangana is currently working on her period drama "Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi", being in the last leg of shooting while Amitabh Bachchan is occupied with "Thugs of Hindostan" and "102 Not Out".