Since a year, the director has been working on one of her most anticipated projects 'Panga', starring Kangana Ranaut. Burman had accompanied a friend to an audition one day and she booked a coffee advertisement through it. Grateful. The actress said Nisha really respected and looked up to the veteran Jaya. To audition for Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s Panga (2020), actress Megha Burman dressed for the part. Access the exclusive Economic Times stories, Editorial and Expert opinion, Sharp Insight-rich, Indepth stories across 20+ sectors, 'Panga' review: Kangana breathes vulnerability, power; movie an ode to motherhood and dreams, Jaya Nigam (Ranaut) plays a 32-year-old former kabaddi player — the captain of the national women’s team, no less — who has given up her sporting career in order to raise a family. She recalled, “It was so intimidating because there were these young kabaddi players who play for the Nationals, in their jerseys and shorts, [along with] production people, direction team, kabaddi trainer and [a] coach. “Any sportsperson, the biggest thing for them is to represent their country, and for a young player, they have the same ambitions. “I was very hopeful. But she realized that this professional form has a lot more rules. Eventually, she lost touch with the sport as she moved away from the city and later took up dancing and martial arts. “I thought I will join Shiamak Davar’s dance company, then I got a couple of ads and [started enjoying them]. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. So far, we’ve only known the kid as … Set in Bhopal, Panga follows the journey of an ex-kabaddi player named Jaya. pic.twitter.com/6yXV9AKbs1. A post shared by M E G H A B U R M A N (@megha.burman) on Jan 22, 2020 at 11:01pm PST, “I feel like [Panga] has spoilt me because it was such an amazing set to be on because there were so many empowered, strong women,” she said of working with Iyer Tiwari. And so starts off. In the pictures, Kangana can be seen in a simple white salwar suit. (To download our E-paper please click here. In Panga, Burman plays Nisha Das, a fresh young player on the team which Kangana Ranaut’s character Jaya Nigam joins. On the last day, she was invited to the office for a final narration. Tomorrow is different. In the pictures, Kangana can be seen in a simple white salwar suit. The publishers permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms. The two strike up an easy friendship sans rivalry. Burman’s character Nisha shows another side of Jaya in the film and the actress said her part was to support the story. Last seen in 'Judgementall Hain Kya', Kangana Ranaut is playing the role of Kabaddi player Jaya Nigam in the sports drama. Please. Jaya Nigam (Ranaut) plays a 32-year-old former kabaddi player — the captain of the national women’s team, no less — who has given up her sporting career in order to raise a family. She described Iyer Tiwari as very jovial and fun-loving, up for playing kabaddi with the cast. But I did not hear back for like two months.”. Kangana was promoting her film ahead of the trailer launch today and chose to engage with her fans in an interesting way by teasing her character. “What we played in school was a different kind of kabaddi, [the sport] has also evolved since,” she said. “I’m here in service of the film, in service of this character’s [Jaya Nigam's] journey of coming back to the sport,” she explained. Presented and produced by Fox Star Studios, the film is slated to release on Jan 24, 2020 and stars Jassi Gill, Neena Gupta, and Richa Chaddha besides Kangana. Jaya used to be a celebrated national-level kabaddi player. There is so much high energy on set that once I did a couple of ads, I just started pursuing acting.”. 'Panga' is based on the life of a national level Kabaddi player from India, which follows her triumphs, struggles and how she overcomes the stereotypes with the help of love and family support. The actress had received a call from the offices of casting director Mukesh Chhabra’s office for an audition and was told she would be playing a kabaddi player. Ltd. All Rights Reserved. She feels for her country, and she looks at Jaya with those same eyes,” she said. Even though Burman was nervous, she did the warmups and began playing. This will alert our moderators to take action. For reprint rights: Will MPC want to take ‘panga’ with markets one more time? Since rejection is part and parcel of an artiste's life, Burman put it at the back of her mind. Kangana Ranaut and her team had the most unique idea for promoting her upcoming sports drama, 'Panga'. , On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 94% based on 15 reviews, with an average rating of 6.75/10. The actress said Nisha really respected and looked up to the veteran Jaya. At her peak, she got married and had a child — a perceived setback worsened by the boy’s congenital sickness. Your Reason has been Reported to the admin. Just so so sooo grateful ✨ . It was something that I wanted to do, a) work with a female director and b) work with Ashwiny ma’am. And it’s a happy married life: Prashant (Gill) is a loving and supportive husband, while seven-year-old son Adi (Bhasin) is the apple of her eye.