Starring Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan, Rangoon is all set to hit theatres and filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj has done extensive research for the film.
Set in the World War II era, the cast and crew have thoroughly studied the history of Indian cinema for the period drama and finalised a list of stunt women who were a part of action films during the 1930's.
Surprisingly, the list enumerates 12 women who were performing stunt scenes during that era.
Revealing his experience while making the film, Vishal said, “The wave of female heroism of 1930 and 1940 was a unique phenomenon. Very little of this wave is captured in our recent films or literature. We had a team that extensively researched the period as the narrative of Rangoon is set in this era and in this milieu.”
The research has come up with names like ‘Miss Zebuinnsa’, who was one of the main lady who starred in an action film called SHE.
The list further acknowledges 'Miss Ermeline', who was a gilt edged sword person.
'Miss Padma' is one of the leading action ladies of that time as she has successful action films like Dilruba Daku and Toofan Mail in her cap.
Even Sajid Nadiadwala, the producer of the film, couldn't contain his excitement and associated himself with the project. Sharing his thoughts, he said, “My Grandfather was a fan of these films and I remember him telling me about this period. But when I saw Vishal recreating this era, I could feel the glamour associated with it.”
The amount of research which has undergone for Rangoon puts the spotlight on the dedication of the makers of film.
The film is scheduled for release on February 24, 2017.