Ronnie Screwvala, who is producing the war drama Tejas, starring Kangana Ranaut under his banner RSVP Movies, said that the film is not a sequel to his earlier production, Uri: The Surgical Strike. However, the two films are being made ‘on the same lines and on the same scale’.
In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Ronnie said, “We wanted to make a film on the army so Uri happened. Tejas is not a sequel to Uri, because that was a true story and this isn’t. But it is on the same lines and on the same scale.”
Tejas, directed by Sarvesh Mewara, will feature Kangana as an Indian Air Force pilot. In a statement, she said that she has always wanted to play an officer of the armed forces. “I’ve always wanted to play a soldier and have been fascinated with the Armed Forces since childhood. I’ve never held back my emotions for our jawans and spoken openly about how strongly I feel about their heroism. They keep our country secure and our people safe. So, I’m very happy to be doing this film,” she said. “Being in uniform will be one of the biggest highlights of my life,” she added.
For all the brave hearted and strong headed women in Uniform who make sacrifices for our nation day in and day out .
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— Team Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) February 17, 2020
Kangana was to begin filming in July but the schedule might be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. In March, her sister and manager Rangoli Chandel said that she was working to shed 20 kilograms of weight which she put on for her role in Thalaivi.
Thalaivi, directed by Vijay, will star Kangana as former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. The shoot of the film, which will be released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, was halted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Though it was originally scheduled to release on June 26, it will now hit the theatres on a later date.
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