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Kangana Ranaut, who was most recently seen in Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi (2019), is gearing up to work on her next project. As we all know that the Queen (2014) star directed 70% percent of Manikarnika, so buoyed up by the response she garnered for her directorial skills in the historical drama, she is now planning to helm her own biopic.

According to a source close to the development, celebrated screenwriter KV Vijayendra Prasad is presenting scripting the film. Kangana will start working on the movie in October or November, after the release of Mental Hai Kya and the completion of Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s Panga in June.

Confirming the news, Kangana said, “Yes, it is true, 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. I’m emboldened by the love of the people around me, who have never judged me but accepted me for who I am.”

The three-time National Film Award-winning actress went on to add that it was Vijayendra Prasad who urged her to let him write a film on her journey. “Then, around 12 weeks ago, he urged me to let him write a film based on my 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 to the project.”