Kangana to play an 80-year-old in her directorial debut ‘Teju’


Amar Ashok Jajoo | May 21, 2017 21:22

Kangana Ranaut

Trust Kangana Ranaut to do the most unconventional of things! The 30-year-old actress, who, in the past, has floored her fans and the audiences with her memorable roles in Queen and Tanu Weds Manu, will be playing the role of an 80-year-old woman in her directorial debut ‘Teju.’ Apart from directing and playing the challenging role in Teju, Kangana is also writing the script of the film. The movie, which will be produced by Kangana’s production house Manikarnika Films and Paramhans Films spearheaded by Shailesh Singh, will be shot in the Himalayas. While the film will go on floors in December this year, it is expected to be released in 2018.

Speaking about the film, Kangana in a statement said, “The film will be about every old person I know and have loved. It will also be a lot about me as I am older than my years.” Kangana also said that since she was raised by grandparents, she understands the pain of senior citizens. She said, “By the time I was a toddler, my great grandmother was in her eighties. I grew up around old people and it pains me to see senior citizens largely ignored in any community, society or country. Teju is a woman perched on the threshold of death but not yet ready to leave the world.”

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