In February, the first look of Kangana Ranaut’s next movie, Tejas was unveiled on social media and since then it evoked a lot of curiosity among people across the country.
In the poster, the actress is seen walking in style and looks stunning in IAF uniform with a fighter plane in the backdrop. She can be seen carrying a helmet in her hand and donning a pair of sunglasses.
The movie is backed by producer Ronnie Screwvala and is directed by Sarvesh Mewara. Here are five interesting things about the film that have us excited for the much-awaited film:
1- Kangana’s awe-inspiring role
Her on-screen characters are as dynamic as her off-screen personality. Her bold attitude with raw and unflinching courage to speak out her mind, truly reflects in her characters on-screen too. She has never been afraid to try out different kinds of roles and Tejas is one such film, where we will see her essaying the role of a fierce Air Force pilot.
2- Not a sequel to Uri: The Surgical Strike
There were certain speculations that Tejas is the sequel to Vicky Kaushal’s blockbuster Uri: The Surgical Strike. Clearing the air about the same, producer Ronnie Screwvala said, “We wanted to make a film on the army so Uri happened. Tejas is not a sequel to Uri, because that was a true story and this isn’t, but it is on the same lines and on the same scale.”
3- Gripping storyline
Integrity, courage and honor are the three pillars on which the story of Tejas is based. The Indian Air Force was the first of the country’s defence forces to induct women into combat roles in 2016. The film takes inspiration from this landmark event. Following one of its core themes, Tejas brings an exhilarating account of what women can achieve when given a chance.
4- Kangana’s prep for her role
According to reports, Kangana was to begin shooting for Tejas in July, but the schedule might be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In March, her sister and manager Rangoli Chandel said that she was working to shed 20kg of weight which she had to put on for her role in Thalaivi, which is the story about the life of J. Jayalalithaa, late politician and film actress who served six terms as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
5- Trivia about Tejas
Designed by Aeronautical Development Agency and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Tejas is a fighter plane for the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy. It is the smallest and lightest multi-role supersonic fighter aircraft, as mentioned on the government website of Tejas.
During one of the media interviews about the movie, Kangana had said, “Very often the sacrifices made by our brave women in uniform go unnoticed by the nation. Tejas is a film where I have the honour of playing the role of one such Air Force pilot that puts country before self. I hope we instil a sense of patriotism and pride in the youth of today with this film. I am looking forward to the journey with Sarvesh and Ronnie on this one.”
Initially, the movie was scheduled to be released in April 2021. More details for the same are still awaited.