Bollywood Star Kangana Ranaut to Launch New Production House
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut is all set to launch her own production house next year. The National Award-winning actress will soon launch her banner named after the film that marked her directorial debut earlier this year Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.
In a statement, Kangana confirmed her debut into the production side of the industry with Manikarnika Films, and also revealed that her studio is expected to open in 2020. Kangana said, “My office will be ready by January. Simultaneously, we are readying our projects. There are so many good scripts that come my way, and the (makers) want me to feature in them. But there is so much new talent that needs to be given a platform. It’s important that these powerful scripts don’t get lost, and make it to the big screen.”
The Queen actress has also clarified that she won’t be acting in the films made by her production house. “There is a lot of talent around and I will hire actors who are perfect for the scripts. I will take new talent under my wing and guide them,” she added. Given that she has been a crusader against nepotism in Bollywood, it is good to see Kangana make the industry more inclusive.
The actress who was last seen in Judgementall Hai Kya, opposite Rajkummar Rao, also said that she wants to give chance to small-budget films and back projects for digital platforms. “If JudgeMentall Hai Kya was made without me on a budget of Rs 10 crore, it would have been a blockbuster at Rs 40 crore. However, because it was made at nearly Rs 30 crore, it just about broke even. I want to [back] a few small films and see how that goes. Eventually, I may do something on a bigger level. We will also venture into digital entertainment,” read Kangana’s statement.