Mumbai: Bollywood’s queen Kangana Ranaut is likely to be a part of director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari‘s next project in which the actress will essay the role of a kabaddi player. The ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ star is currently shooting for ‘Mental Hai Kya?’ in London and it looks like she allotted her dates from October through December to the sports drama. Reportedly, the 'Bareilly Ki Barfi' director is excited to join hands with a powerhouse performer like Kangana Ranaut.
According to a report by Mid-Day, Kangana will shoot for Ashwiny's untitled film from October to December. Kangana will be playing the role of a kabaddi player and will be training accordingly to fit in the character.
A source revealed to the Daily, "Kangana's Mental Hai Kya wraps up on July 11. She will immediately fly back to Mumbai and complete some patchwork of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. She has to devote two days to a brand shoot. But, for the most part of August, she and Ashwiny will be busy doing workshops for the kabaddi film."
The director is scouting for a coach who will train Kangana Ranaut in the sport. A source from the film's production unit said, "Ashwiny is screening national-level kabaddi champions' profiles to find the one who can handhold Kangana through the sport. While Kangana has already started practising yoga to be able to master holding breath - a pre-requisite of the game - the prep will see her learning different kinds of holds and kicks. Learning the crocodile hold and wrist catch will be crucial. She will also need to undergo a change in terms of her physique."
Kangana will be next seen in a period drama, 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi'. The film is based on the life of Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi. Kangana has also started shooting for 'Mental Hai Kya?' alongside Rajkummar Rao.
After Kangana wraps up the shoot for ‘Mental Hai Kya?’, the actress is expected to start shooting for the Ashwiny's film.