Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut donned the director’s hat for her next film opposite Imran Khan, Katti Batti.
Kangana directed the first seven minutes of Nikhil Advani’s next directorial venture Katti Batti. The Tanu Weds Manu Returns star took cinematographer Tushar’s blessing and gave him Re 1 to allow her to use the camera. The sequence was shot in one take.
“It’s a seven-minute uncut sequence. I had to shoot it by holding the camera in my hands which was the demand of the script. It was nerve-racking, but actors can do anything for a director who shows trust and faith in his actor’s abilities. Nikhil is one such director,” Kangana Ranaut said in a statement.
Nikhil Advani is really impressed with Kangana. “One of my favourite scenes in the film is one in which Kangana’s character is shooting Imran playfully with an iPad. I wanted the scene to be authentic and organic so Tushar suggested that we should allow Kangana to shoot it herself.
“The lighting was completed, the set was cleared out and Kangana has shot the scene like a pro, adding one more talent to her already overflowing basket,” Advani said.
The first trailer for Katti Batti is likely to be released on June 14, 2015.