Kangana Ranaut is known to go to any length when it comes to getting into the skin of her onscreen characters. Most recently seen in Ekta Kapoor’s critically acclaimed film Judgementall Hai Kya (2019), the three-time National Film Award winning actress has several plum projects in her hand, one of them being an out-and-out action entertainer Dhaakad.
Kangana announced Dhaakad a couple of weeks ago. She will start working on the film soon. Meanwhile, the actress is presently neck-deep in preparations for her much-awaited movie Thalaivi, which is a biopic on former actress and powerful political leader Jayalalithaa. The multilingual film will start rolling towards the end of the year.
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After wrapping up the Jayalalithaa biopic, Kangana will begin work on Dhaakad, which is scheduled to roll into cinemas on Diwali 2020. The movie is being touted as Bollywood’s first female-led actioner. It marks the directorial debut of well-known ad-filmmaker Razneesh Ghai.
Talking about the extensive training that Kangana Ranaut will undergo to play her part in Dhaakad, Ghai said, “Manikarnika was a period film that had Kangana training with swords. But since Dhaakad is a contemporary movie, the style of action is different. She will have to undergo a six-week programme, besides learning hand-to-hand combat and Krav Maga for two weeks each. She will dedicate a fortnight to learn how to use guns. A team of stunt directors from Thailand will train her.”
Kangana reveals that Dhaakad is in the same space as Hollywood sci-fi action film series, Resident Evil. “Dhaakad is in the same space as Resident Evil. It has several chase sequences and sword fights. I will use all kinds of sophisticated weapons, including some of the latest machine guns. I believe one must pick up new skills for every movie. I don’t like to rush into any project as it makes me anxious”, said Ranaut.