BY DHARAM PAL ; Director Aanand L Rai of Tanu Weds Manu and Raanjhanaa fame, is currently shooting for Tanu Weds Manu Returns with muse Kangana Ranaut and is enjoying every bit of it.
The director who is extremely close to Kangana and has gone on record to state, that she truly is the country’s finest actress ,was disappointed at the fact that though Kangana has exceeded his expectations in Tanu Weds Manu Returns as she essays 2 roles in the film , he has not been able to completely exploit her talent in what he felt would have been her career’s most challenging roles.
Aanand Rai who had directed Kangana in Tanu Weds Manu years ago, has seen her evolve in Queen and Revolver Rani and also witnessed first hand her involvement on the sets of the film, which inspired him to pen a special character “Heer” for her ,which looks to completely exploit her talent and versatility as an actress.
Sources close to the director reveal that Aanand L Rai has thrown an open challenge to the actress on doing justice to a script he is currently penning for her ,with the film tentatively being titled ” Heer” in hope to draw out the best performance from a female lead in Bollywood history. Kangana will essay the title character in the film and while both remain tight lipped about the details ,sources reveal that it will be a take of Heer in contemporary times.
Said Aanand L Rai, “Kangana and I love to work with each other. After Tanu Weds Manu, I wanted to challenge the actor in her, and she overcame those challenges very smoothly. So, I decided to come up with something even more challenging for her.”
When contacted said Kangana Ranaut, ” Yes, Aanand Rai and I have discussed Heer but I cannot talk about it much at this point. He has said it will be my career’s most challenging role but I always joke that I’m sure there’s more to come, as I constantly have this need to evolve and keep pushing the envelope with my performances”.