Rangoon is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language romantic war drama film, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. The project is a period film set during World War II (1939-1945) and supposedly portrays the life and times of Mary Ann Evans aka Fearless Nadia, Bollywood’s first original stunt-woman still remembered for her fiery role in the movie Hunterwali.
It stars Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut in lead roles. The film is scheduled for release on 24 February 2017.
While Rangoon’s makers battle it out in court with Wadia Movietone over alleged similarities between Kangana Ranaut’s character and Fearless Nadia, rumours pouring in suggest that the upcoming film has been trimmed by 40-odd minutes.
The length of the period drama was initially two hours, 47 minutes. But, the makers apparently felt it was a bit much for the current generation of movie-goers and therefore, ‘voluntarily’ decided to chop off certain portions. Given the ongoing legal wrangle, could there be more than meets the eye.