Kangana Ranaut was due to collaborate for the third time with Anurag Basu after Gangster and Life in a… Metro, but she is not going to be a part of it anymore. The filmmaker is however hopeful, and says they are destined to work together again. Anurag Basu was to direct Kangana in a project tentatively titled Imalibut she has moved on from the project to focus on her directorial venture.
Amidst news that Kangana “opted” out of the project, Anurag Basu told IANS: “She didn’t opt. We were supposed to start the film last November. But then Manikarnika’s schedule got changed. Then I got busy with my current film, and then she got busy with Panga. It started a never-ending dynamo of confusion on dates.”
“But we are destined to work together again. I’m sure it will happen sooner or later,” added the filmmaker, who launched the versatile actress in Bollywood with Gangster in 2006.
After the success of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Kangana is working on three films; Mental Hai Kya, Panga and the Jayalalithaa biopic. In the meantime, she is also focusing on her next directorial venture.