Dhaakad Required Her To Use Machine Guns And Learn Krav Maga, It’s In The Space Of Resident Evil, Says Kangana Ranaut
Just like every other Indian, movies have been a big part of my life. I would watch every movie, idolize the actors, sing along with the songs and know the dialogues. Being a 90s child, I have seen the growth of the industry from movies made to cater to the mass to movies made for class and mass. Another thing that has seen a drastic shift is the role of women in movies. Earlier movies were made to glorify the hero – be it a rom-com, thriller or any other genre – you’d always see a man helming the action. Now with all the feminist movements, thankfully, we are seeing a plethora of female-centric movies. The actresses are finally seen in protagonist roles carrying the movie on their shoulders, and some of them have made a name for themselves doing that. Yep we are talking about Kangana Ranaut.
Kangana Ranaut in action entertainer #Dhaakad… Filming to commence early next year in #India and international locales… Action director from #Hollywood to choreograph elaborate sequences… Directed by Razneesh ‘Razy’ Ghai… Produced by Sohel Maklai… #Diwali 2020 release. pic.twitter.com/0Lx3VZMTad
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 6, 2019
Aside from the controversies she gets into, Kangana has earned her place in the industry by starring in movies of multiple genres be it a period film, a rom-com or a biopic; she is not the one to shy away from diversity. The Queen actress is currently immersed in preparations for her next movie, Thallavi which is a biopic based on the life of the late CM of Tamil Nadu J.Lalitha. She recently also released the teaser trailer for her action-packed smasher film Dhaakad which is scheduled to release in 2020.This film aims to be the first female-centric action movie and the teaser completely gives out that vibe. In the teaser, we see Kangana looking like a fierce warrior covered in blood shooting a machine gun into the ground. In an interview with MidDay, she said that Dhaakad is in the same space as famed franchise Resident Evil.
“The movie has several chase sequences and sword fights. I will use all kinds of sophisticated weapons, including some of the latest machine guns. I believe one must pick up new skills for every movie. I don’t like to rush into any project as it makes me anxious.” Kangana told Mid-Day.
To adequately prepare for the role Kangana will go through a six-week intensive training programme in Thailand in hand-to-hand combat with a team of stunt directors, she will also learn a form of fighting called Krav Maga. The movie directed by Razneesh Ghai will be shot in Budapest, Thailand and Prague.