Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut who has been signed to act in the biopic of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and actress J Jayalalithaa on Saturday said she always wanted to work in a regional film.
“I was wanted to act in a regional film. There is a lot of disconnect with people belonging to Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and other Southern states since they love to watch their regional cinema. I was waiting for the opportunity,” said Ranaut who celebrated her 32nd birthday here on Saturday.
Talking more about her upcoming film, she said, “I was thinking of making a biopic on me. It came my way when I hear the narrative, it was so similar so either I could do that or do this. Then I go ahead to that. The movie will be released in Tamil and then later in Hindi.”
Ranaut further said she will learn Tamil for the movie adding that if she fails, they have to dub eventually.
The three-time national award-winning actress hopes to add another national award to her tally for his last flick ‘Manikarnika’.
She said, “If a person through his acting is so good in himself that if you do not respect him then it is, in turn, disrespectful for that organization itself. So, if I or my film ‘Manikarnika’ doesn’t win at National film awards, then it will question the credibility of that award ceremony.”
“If I come across other good work then, I will be objective enough to say it’s better than me. But I don’t think, if any, is there now. Last year, Tabbu ji delivered a fabulous performance in ‘Andhadhun’,” she added.
Ranaut has won the National award for ‘Fashion’, ‘Queen’ and ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns.’