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Kangana trains under Hollywood action director for Manikarnika!

Friday Jun 16, 2017

Kangana trains under Hollywood action director for Manikarnika!

Kangana Ranaut has begun the preparation for her next, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. The actress, who was in London for a shoot, returned last week and began taking lessons in sword fighting. Kangana has been training under Hollywood action director Nick Powell, best known for his work in films like Braveheart, The Bourne Identity, Resident Evil: Retribution, The Three Musketeers and The Last Samurai, among others.
 
Kangana discloses to a daily, "Nick came from the US a week ago but I was in London then so he started off by choreographing sequences with Krish. The action is detailed in the script Vijayendra sir (KV Vijayendra Prasad) has written. We are starting with basic sword training and hand combat. Nick was figuring out if my wrists are flexible so I can fight with both hands and is happy with the result. From Monday, we dive straight into training as this is primarily an action film."
 
In a communication with the daily, Kangana confessed that the training for the film has been exhausting. She further adds, "But as we go along, it will build my stamina. I am sure I will be able to go on for three-four hours soon. Nick admits that for a woman to convincingly bash up people is challenging but speed always beats strength, that's the only rule that applies to warfare and the only way to make a woman look powerful convincingly."
 
Kangana clarifies, "Eventually, everyone concurred that since it's a film about a warrior who not just fought the British but unki naak mein dum kar diya tha, unless you justify her warfare skills, there is no film. The interval and climax sequences are extraordinary."
 
She ends by saying, "I am really grateful my producers are sparing no expense.One day, Krish called me to assure me that if we were doing 10 action sequences before, we'll do a 100 now that Nick is onboard. You want that sort of team spirit around you."


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