Shahid, Saif are very special: Kangana Ranaut
Actor Kangana Ranaut says her Rangoon co-stars Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan are incredible actors and she is fortunate to share screen space with them. Rangoon, a love story set against the backdrop of World War II and brings together the three actors on-screen for the first time.
"They are incredible actors. They are amazing with Vishal Bhardwaj sir (director) and he has given them wonderful characters in the films that he did with them. They are both very special, very natural and spontaneous."
"I feel fortunate to be working with great actors like them. I liked Saif as Langda Tyagi in Omkara and Shahid was incredible in Haider. They (Bhardwaj, Saif and Shahid) have great tuning and they had same energy for this film," Kangana said. Praising Bhardwaj the 29-year-old actor says that the filmmaker has the courage to deal with subjects which no one will ever think of bringing on-screen.
"He has courage to take on subjects which are different like Rangoon is a love story in the backdrop of World War II. It is a very courageous move and not many filmmakers will present a love story in rugged and rustic backdrop of war. He has that undying desire to push the envelope and go beyond what people expect from him," she adds.
In the movie the Queen star portrays the life and times of Mary Ann Evans aka Fearless Nadia, Bollywood's first original stunt-woman still remembered for her fiery role in the movie Hunterwali.
"She (Fearless Nadia) is a stunt woman and it's an amalgamation of many characters in the film. I am known to speak my mind and to say things that I stand for is right.. That sort of conviction and identity was important for the role. I feel this character has landed in my lap because I signify that part (fearless) in today's contemporary actors that we have today."
Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures the film Rangoon is scheduled for release on February 24.