To do or not to do, that is the question — at least, for Kangna Ranaut. The actress may have agreed to be seen as a gun-toting outlaw in writer-director Sai Kabir’s upcoming film but at a hefty price. And now speculations are rife that she may not want to do the role at all.
The actress apparently demanded a fat fee for the film that will showcase her in a drastic image makeover. Kangs who has essayed the bold, dark, chic and comic roles features in a never-seen before avatar in this revenge drama that revolves around a female fugitive.
Says a source, “After Kangna gave her green signal to the film, she had second thoughts about the remuneration. There has been speculation that she might not do the film after she asked for a major fee hike. Kangs demanded a handful of crores and even considered opting out if her demand was not met.”
The film is to be shot in Madhya Pradesh and has Kangs in a raw rustic look.
As reported Guns ‘n’ Roses (Hitlist, November 8) though there had been buzz about Tabu being considered for the role, it was Kangs who was eventually finalised. The film is co-produced by Tigmanshu Dhulia and Rahul Mittra who are currently shooting for a film with Saif Ali Khan and earlier made Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster together.
A source close to the project however maintains, “Kangna is on for the project. She will be attending a music hearing session shortly.”
Incidentally the film’s writer-director Sai Kabir, who penned the dialogues for Lamhaa and the screenplay for Kismet Konnection, has his debut project Chemistry with Shreyas Talpade, Tanishaa and Soha Ali Khan lying stuck.