MUMBAI: After a slew of other Actors crossing over to the ‘other side’ of the camera, Kangna Ranaut has joined the bandwagon. The actress has turned director, but no, she hasn’t retired from her acting career just yet.
Sources reveal that the actress’ directorial debut is a short film, written in collaboration with an Australian writer. The as-yet-untitled project has been shot in Los Angeles with an all-American cast and crew and deals with a story involving a dog and a four-year-old boy.
[pullquote_left]It was well thought out and came to light after meeting Hollywood biggies during one of my recent trips to Los Angeles. Things just fell into place.[/pullquote_left] Kangna confirmed the decision saying, “It was well thought out and came to light after meeting Hollywood biggies during one of my recent trips to Los Angeles. Things just fell into place.”
Talking about the film, Kangna revealed that she held plenty of workshops and also delved a bit into child psychology to help connect with the character of the kid in the film and be well prepared. “It took six months of thorough groundwork. I was advised not to work with kids and animals, but my script demanded it. Kaden (the boy) is very little. We had to place hidden cameras, play games, and pretend to be aliens and trees in order to get him in the frame (laughs)! But it was fun, he is adorable. The dog was well-trained and not difficult to work with,” explained Ranaut. [pullquote_right]Kaden is very little. We had to place hidden cameras, play games, and pretend to be aliens and trees in order to get him in the frame![/pullquote_right]
The actress further added, “We intend to send the film for international festivals, but as of now, I am concentrating on finishing the editing and visual effects. That’s the only thing on my mind before I leave for Paris for my next acting schedule. Working with an international cast and crew was an amazing experience.”