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Kangana Ranaut holds ‘Thalaivii’ screening for parliamentarians in Delhi; Calls Smriti Irani the real life Thalaivii – Eagles Vine

As Thalaivii gears up for it’s official theatrical release tomorrow, Kangana Ranaut has been a busy bee setting the right tone through promotions and special screenings. Speaking of which, the actress recently organised a special screening of her film in Delhi for the parliamentarians.

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As she shared a few glimpses from the film screening, the actress also dropped a photo with actor turned politician Smriti Irani who’s currently the Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on her Instagram story. The actress also shared a little note calling her the ‘real life Thalaivii’ . Have a look :

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The actress was also seen engaging with the press for interactions, where she candidly opened up on her journey for essaying the role of ‘Jayalalithaa’ for the film. Recently, the actress also revealed that she had a lot of self doubt when she was first offered the role. Other than not she was also cynical about gaining weight.

She felt she was the ‘worst casting’ for the part — ‘the worst there can be’. Other than that, when writer KV Vijayendra Prasad came up to her with the script and Jaya amma’s videos, she wondered if she could do justice to how she looked — “She is a beautiful, voluptuous woman and she is a Bharatanatyam dancer and she speaks Tamil”

During the interview, Kangana also opined of the fact that Jayalalithaa’s acting style was ‘different’ from hers and ‘more mainstream’. She also had a lot of inhibitions about putting on weight for the part. She was doubtful of how she would look after gaining 20-25 kgs of weight in her 30s for the film. Speaking about getting back to her physique, the actress revealed that the journey back to her fit body wasn’t easy.

Apart from ‘Thalaivii’, the actress will next be seen in ‘Dhaakad’ — a spy thriller wherein he will be essaying the role of an officer named Agent Agni. Actors Arjun Rampal and Divya Dutt are also a part of the upcoming movie. Kangana also has films like ‘Tejas’ and ‘Manikarnika Returns: The Legend Of Didda’, in her kitty.

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