Kangana to step into ‘Hunterwali’ Nadia’s shoes, to play her first biopic role in Rangoon


After slaying the audiences with her terrific performances in films like Queen and Tanu Weds Manu, Kangana Ranaut will be next seen in Rangoon, wherein the actress will play her first biopic character.

According to reports, the powerhouse performer will play the role of Mary Ann Evans aka Fearless Nadia in Vishal Bhardwaj’s film.  A source close to the project shared, “The film is based on Bollywood’s original stuntwoman also known as hunterwali. In the earlier part of her journey (in the film), she meets this Indian officer (Shahid) who is fighting for British army (World War II) and falls in love with him. Later when she comes to India, she meets Bollywood’s director Jamshed JBH Wadia’s younger brother Homi (Saif) who starts casting her in his movies thereby giving her the tag of hunterwali. Post this, he falls in love with her and starts writing movies keeping her in mind. Eventually, she too falls for him and later they get married.”

For the uninitiated, Hunterwali was said to be the first lead role for actress Nadia. She performed some daredevil stunts in the film, which owed her this title.

Rangoon also stars Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan in the lead roles and is slated for a 2017 release.