Vicky Kaushal Takes On Kangana Ranaut
With solely a short schedule of Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi pending, Kangana Ranaut has turned her attention towards her next task, a whodunit, which she hopes to title Mental.
Interestingly, for her debut outing in the genre, Ranaut has zeroed in on Vicky Kaushal to feature alongside her. In a bid to maintain the suspense around the thriller intact, insiders, we discover, are keeping their lips sealed around the storyline. Still, a source reveals, "Kangana plays a black role. Vicky slips into the role of her nemesis. He instantly fell for his role when he read the script. The makers wanted someone who could give a tough fight to Kangana's character, and Vicky has showcased sufficient range to provide the same."
Ahead of the first schedule in August, Kaushal we hear, will be granted 15 days to gain a few quid for the venture.
The development comes after reports of the unit having approached Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao for the part. Kaushal is yet to sign on the dotted line.
While the movie was set to roll in February, Ranaut will find herself occupied with the patch work for her Rani Laxmibai biopic before she can dive headlong into this venture.
"With Vicky too, having a 40-day schedule for his next, Uri, in the line, it was given to put off this film."