Rajkummar Rao confirmed as male lead opposite Kangana Ranaut in Anurag Basu's upcoming film Imli

FP Staff

Aug,26 2018 10:00:34 IST

Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao are going to team up again for Anurag Basu's Imli, the latter confirmed at a Lakme Fashion Week 2018 press interaction. The two actors have previously worked together in Queen (2014) and are currently shooting for their upcoming film Mental Hai Kya. This makes Imli their third outing together.

Rajkummar Rao and Kangana Ranaut/Image from Twitter.

Rajkummar Rao and Kangana Ranaut/Image from Twitter.

Imli is Rao's first film with Basu. The same report states that the film is touted to be a love story which deals with relationships on a very human level. The shoot will begin in November only after Kangana wraps up Ashwini Iyer Tiwari's next.

Kangana started her Bollywood career with Basu's Gangster. The actress then went to to collaborate with Anurag Basu on projects such as Life in a... Metro and Kites. Now, after a long gap, the actress is reuniting with the director for Imli.

There were reports of a fallout between Kangana and Basu during the shoot of Kites. Kangana was reportedly upset that the other leading lady, Barbara Mori, got more screen time while her own role did not shape up the way it had been narrated. But, now, The Telegraph quotes Kangana saying, "It’s too early to talk about Imli as we are starting the film around the year end. All I can say is Anurag is my godfather and everything I am today is because of him… I can’t wait to go back to the beginning."

Updated Date: Aug 26, 2018 10:28 AM