After “Tanu Weds Manu Returns,” Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut is set to mesmerise in her bob-cut hairstyle in “Rangoon,” alongside Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan. The recent buzz is that both the male actors are not comfortable with Kangana taking centre stage in this film.
In “Rangoon,” Saif plays the character of a filmmaker and Shahid will be seen as a soldier, while Kangana plays the character of a 1940s’ actress named Julia. Set against the backdrop of World War II, “Rangoon” is a Casablanca-like love triangle.
However, Shahid and Saif are reportedly not happy with Kangana being shown as the hero in the movie. “Shahid and Saif are not very happy with the fact that Kangana is the hero of the movie. It is a Kangana Ranaut movie and even though the film has been renamed as Rangoon, she will be the main lead of the film,” Bollywood Life quoted a source as saying.
“Kangana has had hits like ‘Queen’ and ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ and she is a more bankable star at the box office compared to both Saif and Shahid, whose last film have not really worked at the box office,” the source added. However, Kangana’s last film “Katti Batti” was also a box-office flop.
Earlier, there were rumours that Saif and Shahid were also not comfortable working with each other due to Shahid and Kareena Kapoor Khan’s past relationship. But now, it seems all is well between the two actors. “Saif often helps Shahid improvise during scenes. He makes sure if Shahid needs any cue for a particular scene that he is given one. Yes, they do have history, but Saif never mixes his profession with his personal affairs,” Deccan Chronicle quoted a source from the sets as saying.
Meanwhile, the actors are busy shooting for the film “Rangoon.” Shahid and Saif have earlier worked with the film’s director Vishal Bhardwaj. Shahid has done two films — “Kaminey” and “Haider” — while Saif has worked with Vishal in “Omkara.” However, this is the first time the “Queen” actress is working with the filmmaker and the actors.