Kangana Ranaut is set to step into the shoes of the yesteryear actress and beautiful diva Madhubala for a movie role.
Director Milan Luthria ’s next film has many characters plucked from real life. Titled Once Upon A Time In Mumbai , the movie tells the story of underworld gangster Haji Mastan in the 1960s. Ajay Devgan will play Mastan while Kangana Ranaut has been roped in to play an actress Mastan was romantically interested in.
Madhubala was the actress Mastan was rumoured to have had a soft spot for.
Reportedly, Luthria considered roping in Katrina Kaif or Priyanka Chopra for the role, but it eventually went to Kangana, who, coincidentally, played a gangster’s love interest in her debut movie Gangster .
‘Once Upon A Time’ will also have Kangana’s ‘Gangster’ co-star Emraan Hashmi playing the young Dawood Ibrahim who eventually takes over the leadership of the underworld from Mastan.
The movie will be produced by Ekta Kapoor. Shooting is expected to begin from April this year.