LA Filmmaker Atul Arora To Direct Kangana Ranaut

LA Filmmaker Atul Arora To Direct Kangana Ranaut

Loves making films on Human Relationship

Ardent admirer of  Nagesh Kukunoor & Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Highlighting his forte as the director, Atul Arora reveals, “I am open to all genre of films. Hollywood filmmakers like Christopher Nolan (latest made “Tenet”) and Quentin Tarantino who last made “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” are my favourites while from Bollywood I adore the works of Nagesh Kukunoor an Sanjay Leela Bhansali. I love making films on human relationship and it is closer to my heart. As of today, music is not the key components of my films. Just like all those Hollywood films, I would like to make songless films.”

WORKING with the “Queen” Kangana Ranaut is just like a creator painting his dreams into reality. Filmmaker Atul Arora from Los Angeles is inching closer to his wish of directing his dream and talented actress Kangana Ranaut for his upcoming untitled Hindi feature film.

Speaking about his new upcoming venture, director Atul Arora confides, “It is a woman-centric film. My writer Pratik, an ad-filmmaker has narrated the script to Kangana ji and I have been told that the script has been liked and appreciated and she is willing to work with me. The coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown thereon had put a spanner to the project for some time. Meanwhile, with the unlocking of 4.0 guidelines things are coming back to normal. After coming on board and signing below the dotted lines we will very soon make an official announcement about it.”

Kangana Ranaut is known for her outspoken behaviour. She has been quite vocal about her opinions on many issues including actor Sushant Singh Rajput and his death case. The actor passed away on June 14 at his Bandra residence and since then a lot of conspiracy theories have been doing the rounds.

Voicing his support, Arora says, Success hasn’t come easy for Kangana Ranaut and it is after a lot of struggle that she has made it to where she is today. While on  Sushant Singh Rajput he has been doing very well in terms of his film career. I have watched his films “Chhichhore” and “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” and liked his performances too. It sounds surprising and hard to believe that he could have committed suicide at this point of his career.  On the other hand, It is true that any outsiders who are not a part of the film fraternity are not encouraged or backed upon if they opt for a career in the film industry. I basically feel that all new and deserving talents in various categories should be given the necessary platforms and support.”

The multiple National and other Awards winning actress Kangana Ranaut has delivered power-packed performances  from “Gangster” (2006) and others has made her mark with films like  “Queen” (2014), “Tanu Weds Manu” (2011), “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” (2015), “Krrish 3” (2013), “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi” (2019) amongst many others.  “She has the potential to carry the whole film on her shoulders,” adds Arora.

Kangana Ranaut will soon be seen in a multilingual (Hindi, Tamil & Telugu) biographical film “Thalaivi”; where she is playing the role of J. Jayalalitha, the late politician and film actress who served six terms as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

A green card holder and permanent resident of U.S.A.; Atul Arora had completed his graduation in B.A. from Lucknow from where he hails from. He has also knowledge of Mass Communication and as a visiting faculty member tutor aspiring students for media and entertainment sector. He has made many documentaries, short films,  commercials in Lucknow and Hollywood; he has added to his repertoire by associating himself in various departments (direction, production, locations, etc.) with mainstream bollywood cinemas filmed at his hometown like Anil Sharma’s “Gaddar…Ek Prem Katha” (2001) starring Sunny Deol – Ameesha Patel and produced by Nitin Kenni; J.P. Dutta’s “L.O.C: Kargil” (2003) starring Ajay Devgn – Sanjay Dutt – Kareena Kapoor; Chandan Arora’s “Main Meri Patni Aur Woh” (2005) starring Rituparna Sengupta – Rajpal Yadav  and produced by Ronnie Screwvala; Ashu Trikha’s “Baabarr” (2009) starring Urvashi Sharma – Mithun Chakraborty – Sohum Shah – Mukesh Tiwari and produced by Sunil Saini & Mukesh Shah; Abhishek Chaubey’s “Ishqiya” (2010) starring Naseeruddin Shah – Arshad Warsi – Vidya Balan and produced by Raman Maroo and Vishal Bharadwaj; Maneesh Sharma’s “Ladies v/s Ricky Behl” (2011) starring Ranveer Singh – Anushka Sharma – Parineeti Chopra and produced by Aditya & Yash Chopra;  Habib Faisal’s “Ishaqzaade” (2012) starring Arjun Kapoor – Parineeti Chopra – Gauhar Khan and produced by Aditya & Yash Chopra; Tigmanshu Dhulia’s “Bullett Raja” (2013) starring Saif Ali Khan – Sonakshi Sinha – Jimmy Shergill – Vidyut Jammwal and produced by Rahul Mitra and Nitin Tej Ahuja;    Abhishek Chaubey’s sequel “Dedh Ishqiyaan” (2014) starring Naseeruddin Shah – Madhuri Dixit – Huma  Qureshi and produced by Raman Maroo & Vishal Bharadwaj; Shakir Khan’s “Ishq Ke Parindey” (2015) starring Priyanka Mehta – Rishi Verma and produced by Pawan Goyal; Mudassar Aziz’s “Pati, Patni Aur Woh” (2019) starring Ananya Pandey – Bhumi Pednekar – Kartik Aryan – Kriti Sanon and produced by Bhushan Kumar and Renu Ravi Chopra; Soumik Sen’s “Why Cheat India” (2019) starring Emraan Hashmi – Shreya Dhawantari and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Atul Kasbekar, Tanuj Garg and others; Nikhil Advani’s “Batla House” (2019) starring John Abraham – Mrunal Thakur – Nora Fatehi – Ravi Kissen and produced by Bhushan Kumar, John Abraham, Vinod Bhanushali, Monisha Advani and others; Pushpendra Nath Mishra’s “Ghoomketu” (2019) starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Anurag Kashyap – Ragini Khanna and produced by Anurag Kashyap & Vikas Bahl amongst others.

Meanwhile, Atul Arora’s another directorial venture – again a woman-oriented Hindi feature film “Afsana” on brothel with the backdrop of Lucknowi culture is in the pipeline of release. The film introduces young model Arpita Shrivastava in the title role.  Marathi actor Harsh Kulkarni makes his Hindi debut with this film. Many stage and television actors are also in its cast. N.R. Shivange who has made four successful Marathi films is the producer while Furqan Qureshi (from ZEE) is the executive producer. The film has two songs which has been scored by music director Pravin Kumar. Abid Hussain has penned the screenplay & dialogue on a story – concept by actor Harsh Kulkarni.

Highlighting his forte as the director, Atul Arora reveals, “I am open to all genre of films. Hollywood filmmakers like Christopher Nolan (latest made “Tenet”) and Quentin Tarantino who last made “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” are my favourites while from Bollywood I adore the works of Nagesh Kukunoor an Sanjay Leela Bhansali. I love making films on human relationship and it is closer to my heart. As of today, music is not the key components of my films. Just like all those Hollywood films, I would like to make songless films.”

 

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