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First Look! Kangana Ranaut is Jaanbaaz Julia in Vishal Bharadwaj's Rangoon

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Published Dec 20, 2016, 7:38 pm IST
Updated Dec 20, 2016, 8:14 pm IST
The actress will be seen alongside Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan in the Casablancaesque period film.
The film has been reported to be a biopic on yesteryear's action star Hunterwali Nadia. (Photo: Viral Bhayani)
 The film has been reported to be a biopic on yesteryear's action star Hunterwali Nadia. (Photo: Viral Bhayani)

Mumbai: Kangana Ranaut might be going through an unprecedented wave of success in her career, and she has fresh reasons to smile.

The actress's first look from 'Rangoon' is finally out, and it very much seems like a tribute to Mary Ann Evans aka 'Hunterwali Nadia,' the action queen from the '30s.

 

The screen-name of her character in the film will quirkily enough be 'Jaanbaaz Miss Julia'.

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The film, director Vishal Bharadwaj's dream project, is eagerly awaited since his films are inherent stunners and cinephiles are known to await them with bated breath. The film also stars Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan in lead roles.

Reportedly, Shahid plays an Indian armyman, fighting for the British army, she had initially fallen in love with. She later falls for director Jamshed JBH Wadia’s younger brother Homi, portrayed by Saif, whom she meets after landing in India.

 

Homi had fallen for her himself, and began casting her in his films, written with her in mind. They ultimately get married in the film.

‘Hunterwali,’ was said to have been amongst Nadia’s first roles. She had performed some daredevil stunts in the film, thereby fetching the title.

'Rangoon' is slated for a February 24, 2017 release.

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