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POST TIME: 25 January, 2020 00:00 00 AM
Kangana Ranaut to play air force pilot in ‘Tejas’
Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Kangana Ranaut to play air force pilot in ‘Tejas’

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has signed up to play an Air Force Pilot in upcoming war film, ‘Tejas’, which is produced by Ronnie Screwvala. Kangana, whose latest film Panga hits theatres on Friday, signed the film two weeks ago. Kangana told Mumbai Mirror in an interview, “I’ve always wanted to play a soldier and have been fascinated with the Armed Forces since childhood. I’ve never held back my emotions for our jawans and spoken openly about how strongly I feel about their heroism. They keep our country secure and our people safe. So, I’m very happy to be doing this film.”

Asked about the person who inspired her, Kangana told the daily, “Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. 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.”

Adding that she is “dying to get in a uniform”, Kangana told the tabloid, “Being in uniform will be one of the biggest highlights of my life.” ‘Tejas’ is set to go on floors in July. “I will undergo intense training before the shoot starts. My director has decided to get professional trainers on board. Right now, I’m too deep into ‘Thalaivi’ (the biopic of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa). After that, we’ll get to ‘Tejas’, which we will start this year itself,” she added.