Kangana Ranaut recently received a very special gift on the set of her upcoming film Tiku Weds Sheru. The actor-turned-producer took to Instagram to share photos of herself with a camera used on the set of the film by legendary director Bimal Roy.
Kangana captioned two photos she took with the vintage camera, "This is no ordinary day, today on the sets of Tiku weds Sheru I found a rare gem, Newall camera right from the golden age of Indian Cinema 1950’s and this belonged to one of the greatest directors of all time Shri Bimal Roy ji.” Tiku Weds Sheru marks Kangana’s debut as a producer. The film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Avneet Kaur in the lead roles.Kangana went on to thank the family of the late director for giving her the camera for filming. “What a lovely day. Thanks to the family of Bimal Roy ji to give us this precious gem for filming… thanks @donfernandodp for arranging this.”
Bimal Roy is regarded as a Hindi cinema pioneer, having directed classics such as Do Bigha Zamin, Devdas, Madhumati, and Bandini. Over the course of his career, he received two National Awards, eleven Filmfare Awards, and the International Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Kangana also stated that she will use the camera while filming her next directorial venture, Emergency, which she is about to begin. "As I am all set to direct my second feature film Emergency this is nothing short of a blessing…”she added in her caption.
Emergency is a period piece in which Kangana will not only play the director but also the role of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. "Pleased to wear the director's hat again, after working on Emergency for more than a year, I finally figured no one can direct it better than me," she said on social media in June.