Actress Kangana Ranaut became a popular face after she debuted in the film gangster in 2006. But do you know that for this film she was not the first choice of the directors? So who actually was the first choice. Read to know.
Today is the 15th Anniversary of the film gangster. The movie in which Kangana debuted in 2006. But not many are aware of the fact that she was not the first choice of the directors. It was rather Chitrangda. Yes, you heard it right. It was Chitrangada. The actress was replaced by Kangana at the last minute. And this was revealed by her during an interview.
It was the talk show of Anupam Kher back in 2014 when Kangana revealed that she gave auditions for the gangster along with other girls. But since she was too young at that time she didn’t get the response. However, after few months she finally got the call from director Anurag Basu.
In the talk show Kangana stated “Suddenly one day after two months, Anurag called me desperately and said they needed to leave for an outdoor shoot immediately and are unable to get through Chitrangda. So Anurag said, ‘Chalo chalo ab tumhara hi make-up karke thodi badi dikhayenge, tum hi kar lo film (Now we will do your make-up to make you look a bit mature, and now you only do the film’). That’s how I got Gangster.”
Let us tell you that this was the film that was a stepping stone towards her carrier and for this, she won several awards for the film. Now the actress has come a long way and has several big-budget films in her pipeline. She will be seen next in Thalaivi, a biopic of former Tamil Nadu chief minister, the late J Jayalalithaa. Also, the political drama titled Manikarnika Returns: The Legend of Didda, which is based on the life of the former prime minister Indira Gandhi.