MUMBAI: Renowned actress Kangana Ranaut has revealed that out of all the films she has one, her recent release 'Panga' is that one film which is closest to her heart. She is happy that her film will be available to watch through the online streaming facility of Hotstar VIP and will provide people with some entertainment amidst this time as coronavirus cases keep rising, making people practice social distancing and self-quarantine.
While explaining the gist of the film, the actress said, " 'Panga' brings to life the tug-of-war between passion and responsibilities in the most idealistic way possible."
She further added, "The movie begs to answer the question: for how long will women have to sacrifice their dreams to build a perfect family, and who says we can't do it all? It's a movie that is close to my heart and I'm certain many women across the country will relate to it. In a time when going to the theatre is a big no-no, people can enjoy this movie at the touch of a button on Hotstar VIP."
The film was directed by Ashwini Iyer Tiwari (known for Nil Battey Sannata, Bareilly Ki Barfi) and also had a star cast of Jassie Gill, Richa Chadha and Neena Gupta. 'Panga' was inspired by a real-life incident and revolved around a national level kabaddi player. It focussed on all the triumphs, overcoming stereotypes and struggles. The film is available for streaming on Hotstar VIP from 20 March 2020.
Neena Gupta, who portrayed the role of Kangana Ranaut's mother in the film said, "What really added to the flavour of the movie, that women truly led the show from the front. With strong co-stars like Kangana and Richa and a director par excellence like Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, the storyline struck a chord with all of us. What you see on screen is an amalgamation of heartfelt emotions with a powerful screenplay and great direction, and now people across the country can enjoy this movie."
The film didn't perform well at the box office with earning Rs. 2.70 crore on the opening weekend. The film clashed with Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor starer 'Street Dancer 3D'.