Kangana Ranaut says Padmaavat was offered to her first, also Priyanka Chopra’s Ram Chahe Leela song
Actor Kangana Ranaut played Rani Laxmibai in her last film Manikarnika and has now revealed that she was even offered Padmaavat by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The role of Rani Padmavati eventually went to Deepika Padukone.
According to a report in Mid-Day, the actor spoke about her meeting with Bhansali in a candid chat on a show Sit With Hitlist. On being asked about her big movie moments involving Bhansali’s Black and Devdas, Kangana said, “Oh, yes. In fact, we had a brief meeting for Padmaavat (2018). He narrated me the script.”
Deepika’s husband Ranveer Singh had played the antagonist Alauddin Khilji and Shahid Kapoor had portrayed the role of Padmavati’s husband, Raja Ratan Singh in the film.
She went on to confirm that she was indeed offered the film that went on to collect over Rs 300 crore at the domestic box office. She said, “Yes. There was this conversation, and I was doing Manikarnika then, so it didn’t go anywhere. But we had a brief narration. Before that as well, he wanted me to do the Ram-Leela song. He is a filmmaker who can leave strong impressions on you, especially if you are a fresh mind.”
Priyanka Chopra had performed the item number Ram Chahe Leela in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela.
Kangana also shared a memory of watching Rani Mukerji’s Black with her roommate and telling her, “I can do this. What’s the big deal?” To this, her roommate had reacted, “Oh my god, look at you?”
Speaking about the same, she said on the show, “I said in theatre, we do this in one go. Here, you have to do it in segments; and if you mess up, you can do it again! I went back to my hostel, tried to enact [Rani Mukerji’s character] before the mirror. And I knew I can definitely do this. That day, I found the confidence.”
The Rangoon actor too tasted success with Manikarnika and was appreciated for her performance. The actor had, however, called out several Bollywood celebrities including Alia Bhatt and Aamir Khan for not supporting her during the film’s release. She had shared the director’s credit with Krish and was involved in several controversies regarding the same.
She will now be seen opposite Rajkummar Rao in Ekta Kapoor’s Mental Hai Kya, being directed by Prakash Kovelamudi. The two feature in quirky avatars on the film’s posters. The actor has also signed Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s Panga and is said to be taking home a whopping Rs 24 crore for playing Jayalalithaa in her biopic.
Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s Dream Home Set to be Ready by December 2023: Reports
According to reports, Ranbir and Alia are planning to move into their new house either by December 2023 or January 2024, as the interior work has already begun. Etimes reports that a new boundary wall will be added soon and both Neetu and Alia have been visiting the site frequently to oversee the progress.
The bungalow, which was purchased by Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor in 1980, was intended to be converted into a high-rise building named after Rishi’s parents, KrishnaRaj. However, the work was delayed due to sanctions, and now the Kapoor family is expected to move into their dream home soon. The new house is said to have a pool, an office floor, and separate floors for Neetu Kapoor and RK-Alia.
The Elephant Whisperer: The Heartwarming Story of a Couple and Their Orphaned Elephant!
In a world where we are often disconnected from nature and the creatures that inhabit it, “The Elephant Whisperers” brings us closer to the heart of one of the most intelligent and majestic animals on earth – the elephant. This documentary, which won the Oscar for Best Documentary in 2023, follows the story of Bomman and Belli, an indigenous couple who become the surrogate parents to an orphaned baby elephant named Raghu.
Set in the breathtakingly beautiful Mudumalai National Park in Tamil Nadu, India, the film takes us on a journey through the wilderness, showing us the natural beauty of the location and the life of the tribal people who live in harmony with nature. From the very beginning, we are captivated by the bond that develops between Bomman, Belli, and Raghu.
When Raghu is first found by the couple, he is a fragile, injured infant who is barely clinging to life. Bomman and Belli take on the responsibility of caring for him, nursing him back to health with love, patience, and a deep understanding of his needs. As the weeks go by, Raghu thrives under their care, becoming a healthy and mischievous juvenile who delights into playing with his human parents and exploring the forest around them.
The film captures the incredible intelligence and emotional depth of elephants, showing us how Raghu communicates with Bomman and Belli through a range of sounds and body language. We see how the couple responds to his needs, anticipating his every move and showering him with love and attention. The bond between them is truly heartwarming, and we can’t help but be moved by the way they care for Raghu.
But “The Elephant Whisperers” is more than just a story of a couple and their pet elephant. It is a celebration of the beauty and richness of the natural world, and a reminder of our duty to protect and preserve it. Through stunning cinematography and insightful commentary, the film shows us the interconnectedness of all life and the importance of living in harmony with the world around us.
The film also raises important questions about the conservation of elephants in India and the threats they face from habitat loss, poaching, and human-elephant conflict. It is a call to action for all of us to take responsibility for the welfare of these magnificent creatures and to work towards a future where they can thrive in their natural habitats.
“The Elephant Whisperers” is a film that will stay with you long after the credits have rolled. It is a powerful reminder of the beauty and fragility of the natural world, and of the incredible capacity for love and compassion that exists within us all. If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and watch this incredible documentary – you won’t regret it!
Birthday Special: Take a look at Top 10 melodious tracks of KK
Krishnakumar Kunnath, famously known as KK, was among the best artists in the country. On May 31, the brilliant vocalist died following a cardiac arrest at his show in Kolkata. He was gifted with a disorderly yet smooth voice that will be recalled by his fans for a long time to come. On the event of his 54th birthday, have a look at his best 10 heartwarming tracks. <3
1. Aankhon Mein Teri Ajab Si.
2. Yaaro Dosti.
3. Tadap Tadap Ke.
4. Tu Aashiqui Hai.
5. Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai.
6. Khuda Jaane.
7. Zara Sa.
8. Dil Kyu Yeh Mera.
9. Hai Junoon.
10. Pyaar Ke Pal.
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