Thalaivi actor Kangana Ranaut is celebrating 10 years of her 2011 film Tanu Weds Manu.She has said the film opened new avenues for her in acting. She also said that after the movie, she became the first female actor, after late Sridevi, to have done comedy in Hindi films. Released in 2011, the film had a sequel in 2015 which featured Kangana in a double role.
She wrote, “I was stuck in edgy/neurotic roles, this film changed the trajectory of my career, was my entry in to mainstream that too with comedy, with Queen and Datto I strengthened my comic timing and became the only actress after legendary SriDevi ji to do comedy #10yearsoftanuwedsmanu.”
Kangana shared another tweet where she recalled the time when director Rai and writer Himanshu Sharma presented her with the opportunity of playing Tanu. She shared, “Thanks to @aanandlrai and our writer Himanshu Sharma for this franchise, when they came to me as struggling makers I thought I can make their careers but instead they made my career, one can never tell which film will work and which won’t, all destiny, glad my destiny has you.
R Madhavan, who featured in both Tanu Weds films, also thanked the makers for the movie, calling it a piece of history. “@aanandlrai @KanganaTeam @vikramix @Viacom18Studios Thank YOU ALL SOO SOO MUCH for this awesome piece of history .. Will cherish this for the rest of my life.hands Folded hands#10yearsoftanuwedsmanu,” he tweeted.
Aanand L Rai took to Instagram to mark this momentous occasion and wrote, “Someone said so beautifully…”Nothing of me is original, I am the combined effort of everyone I have ever known” Thank you for giving me my identity Thank you for making me “Woh Tanu weds Manu wala Aanand Rai” Thankyou”.
Talking about the film marking 10th year, director Aanand L Rai told,“It feels very nice to reach this milestone and I’m thankful that I was allowed to tell this story so honestly and so well. This film is something that gave me my identity in Bollywood, you know. This film brought the honesty through me in the story. It’s a great feeling to be associated with a story like this and to receive so much love from the audience.”
Recently seen in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s Panga, Kangana is now working on an action film, Dhaakad. She is also gearing up for the release of her ambitious biopic, Thalaivi slated for release this April.