Kangana Ranaut is busy shooting for her upcoming film, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. Kangana has already wrapped up the Hyderabad and Jodhpur schedules of the film. She will complete the film’s shooting by the end of the next month.
Kangana will then start preparing for her next film which is touted to be a thriller. The whodunit may be titled Mental. Reports suggest that the film’s leading man will be Vicky Kaushal.
An insider revealed to a leading daily, “Kangana plays a dark character. Vicky slips into the part of her nemesis. He instantly fell for his role when he read the script. The makers wanted someone who could give a tough fight to Kangana’s character, and Vicky has showcased sufficient range to provide the same.”
The film will go on floors in August this year after the release of Manikarnika in June or July. The film that was earlier going to release in April has been pushed.
“With Vicky too having a 40-day schedule for his next, Uri, in the pipeline, it was apt to defer this film,” said the source.
Vicky will have to gain 15 pounds for the role. He has interesting films up for release- Raazi with Alia Bhatt, Dutt biopic with Ranbir Kapoor and Uri.
Sources suggest that Rajkummar Rao and Ayushmann Khurana were also approached for the role, however the makers have finalized Vicky, who is yet to sign on the dotted line.
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