Kangna Ranaut has been signed by director Vishwas Patil in his ambitious film Rajjo and will be seen playing a mujra dancer in it.
Confirming the news, Patil said in a statement, “There is no doubt that Kangna is a talent to reckon with, however, what appealed to me more was that she has a strong Indianess to her that hasn’t been exploited in her roles so far. With Rajjo that is exactly what I aim to do.”
“The film looks into the issue of the mujra houses that are dying a slow death in today’s competitive world of high rises and corruption,” he added.
He also says, “Only 70 old mujra houses are remaining in South Mumbai. My assistants have gone across the border to research them. We are also getting an insight into the lives of the mujra girls through the works of writer Saadat Haasan Manto.”
Rajjo is a story about hardcore struggle and passion for survival.
Kangana is one excited woman these days. She is all prepared to play the role and feels people will be able to relate to Rajjo. She will be visiting kotha areas to research her new role.
“When I heard the script of the film. I knew immediately I wanted to be part of it. People will identify with Rajjo’s character and empathize with her struggle,” said the actress.
The film will be produced by Four Pillars Entertainment. The film will also see Mahesh Manjrekar, playing a eunuch and Prakash Raj essaying the role of a politician.