Kangana Ranaut On Quitting Anurag Basu’s Imali: "Focussed On Direction, Have Just Delivered A 100 Crore Film!"

Kangana Ranaut has walked out of Anurag Basu’s next, which was tentatively titled as Imali. The actress revealed that she is focussed on her next directorial venture and wants to do only that at the moment

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Kangana Ranaut On Quitting Anurag Basu’s Imali: "Focussed On Direction, Have Just Delivered A 100 Crore Film!"
Kangana Ranaut, who was last seen in Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, has decided to walk out of Anurag Basu’s Imali. A few months back, the Queen actress, who has earlier worked with Basu in her debut Gangster (2006), and Life In A Metro (2007), was gearing up for a love story, which was tentatively titled as Imali. This would have been Kangana’s 3rd collaboration with Basu.

But according to a report in DNA, Kangana has opted out of Imali, courtesy her directorial venture and her next with Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s Panga. Talking about the same, Kangana told DNA, “Last year, when I announced Panga and Imali together, Anurag Basu’s film was supposed to go on floors in November 2018. But I had to direct and reshoot Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi. So, I had to push Imali. I was also meaning to be a director for a while, so I couldn’t have said no to this. Meanwhile, Panga had already started and I couldn’t not do that.”

The Rangoon actress further explained, “Manikarnika has done very well, so I want to take my directorial career further. I can’t not direct now. I had signed the Jayalalithaa biopic because it’s a strong character and in sync with whatever I’m doing with regards to women empowerment.”

Not only this,Kangana even said that it was a tough call for her to make, “Anurag and I have spoken about it. I feel extremely bad because Imali was giving me an opportunity to work with my mentor again, but I’m on the verge of announcing my own film in a few weeks from now. That has taken a lot of my time and I have conveyed it to Anurag, who understood my situation.”

When the Queen actress was asked if she will reunite with Anurag for a project soon, she concluded saying, “We will work together at some point. Imali is a beautiful love story and we can do that later. But right now, my focus is on my next directorial venture because I’ve just delivered an Rs 100-crore film and it’s the right time for me.”

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