New Delhi: Kangana Ranaut on Friday confirmed taking up the role of an Air Force Pilot in Ronnie Screwvala's upcoming production 'Tejas'.
Confirming the news, the 'Queen' actor said: "I've always wanted to play a soldier and have been fascinated with the Armed Forces since childhood."
The actress who officially signed the movie two weeks ago said she would have to undergo intensive training and that the director is roping in professional trainers.
"I will undergo intense training before the shoot starts. My director has decided to get professional trainers on board," she said.
Kangana is also preparing for the much-anticipated movie 'Thalaivi' where she will play former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
"Right now, I'm too deep into Thalaivi. After that, we'll get to Tejas, which we will start this year itself," she said.
Talking of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman who was captured by Pakistan and later released, the actor said, "I followed his story closely--from the time we got the news of his capture to his release and return home. He's a true hero in the way he handled the situation."
"I'm thankful to Ronnie sir and Sarvesh who have come to me with this extraordinary script that celebrates the heroism of our soldiers," said the actress, admitting that she "was dying to get in a uniform". "Being in uniform will be one of the biggest highlights of my life."
The forthcoming movie which has Sarvesh Mewara at the helm will go on the floors in July....