Mumbai: National Award winner Vishal Bhadwaj’s upcoming movie ‘Rangoon’ will be released on February 24 next year. The movie starrer Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan is based on the story of India’s independence struggle in 1940s. The film wrapped its final shoot schedule a couple of weeks back.
"I am very happy with what we have achieved during the shooting of Rangoon. This film is closest to my heart and I want to make sure this is seen as my best work ever," the National Award-winner said in a statement.
Bhardwaj shared that Ranaut, who will be seen in the role of an actress, was particularly excited about the film’s release date, as she is emotionally attached to February, as her 2011 super-hit film “Tanu Weds Manu” hit theaters the same month.
“When we suggested Feb. 24th as the release date, Kangana was very excited, as she is sentimentally attached to February, given the exceptional response to ‘Tanu Weds Manu,’ which had released in the same period and was also produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures.
“Given that it’s Shahid’s birthday on Feb 25, there is no better way to celebrate,” Bhardwaj added.
“Rangoon” will mark the filmmaker’s reunion with Khan, who he last directed in the 2006 crime drama “Omkara.”
“For Saif and me, ‘Rangoon’ has been even more special, as it’s been 10 years since ‘Omkara’ and an interesting experience working together again after a full decade.”
“Rangoon” has been co-produced by Bhardwaj, Sajid Nadiadwala under the Nadiadwala Grandson banner and Viacom18 Motion Pictures.