Did Kangna Ranaut take time off from her course to promote 'Queen'?

Feb 01, 2014, 09:33 IST | Sonali Joshi Pitale

The actress had taken off for a screenwriting course in New York and voila, she is back even before its over

Last month, Kangana Ranaut had enrolled herself in the New York Film Academy for an eight-week long screenwriting course.

Kangna Ranaut
Kangna Ranaut

But just after completing a month, the actress is now returning to Mumbai this week to start promoting her film Queen. A source close to Kangana says, “ Kangana’s calendar is choc-a-bloc with work, so she had no option but to take some time off her two-month course. she is expected to continue her studies through Skype.”

However, when we contacted the New York Film Academy via email to check if one can complete such a course online and take a break in the middle of it, the academy replied in the negative. “For the US campus, eight-week screenwriting course, we cannot split the study. You have to commit a period of eight weeks in the US and attend classes daily,” said the email.

Kangana remained unavailable for comment. However, her sister Rangoli insists that the academy made an exception owing to Kangana’s star status. “Their rules are very strict and yes, they were not keen on letting Kangana leave the course half-way. But she showed them the promos of her forthcoming film and convinced them to let her go. They have even promised to courier her the required study material,” she says.

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