Actress Kangana Ranaut, whose character in the forthcoming film “Rangoon” is said to be loosely based on actress-stunt woman Fearless Nadia, says her role is not based on any real-life person. A lawsuit was reportedly filed against “Rangoon” maker Vishal Bhardwaj on grounds of copyright infringement, by Wadia Movietone Pvt Ltd, which has claimed that Kangana’s character Miss Julia is based on real-life Australian stunt actor Mary Evans, popularly known as Fearless Nadia.
Asked about it, Kangana told IANS here: “I think there is some legal hassle around that. First of all, we cannot comment on a matter when it’s already in the court, but we can assure you that it’s not based on any living or dead person.” The 29-year-old actress added that “Rangoon” is “completely a fictional story” and the “characters are fictional as well”.
Rangoon is going to be Kangana’s first period film. It is set in the WWII era, when Japanese forces attacked India from the Northeast frontier of the country. The film is making news for the sizzling chemistry between Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut.
The actress has put in a lot of prep for the film. Kangana studied film history in 1940s and found that there were many stunt-women in the industry. She is very happy with the attention that Vishal Bharadwaj has given to her character. It seems the film-maker has decided everything right from the clothes to the lipstick shades.
“Rangoon”, also starring Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor, will release on Friday. It is set during World War II.
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