The 30-year-old actress has kicked off prep for her Rani of Jhansi turn, taking riding lessons at Mahalaxmi race course
Natasha Coutinho (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 6, 2017)

Kangana Ranaut, who plays the warrior queen of Jhansi in her next film, Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi, is taking riding lessons from Suresh Tapuriah, who has previously trained actors like Jacqueline Fernandez, Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon.

A source told Mirror, “On Wednesday, director Krish met Suresh and explained the kind of training the role requires. Kangana will learn how to gallop sedately, as also ride hard with the reins in her mouth and swords in both hands. She has to learn all this in a month’s time as the film kicks off towards the end of May.”

By Suresh’s account Kangana is a fast learner. “She is progressing well but has to accomplish a lot in a short period so I had a meeting with her director to get the brief right. Among other things, he also told me that she might have some scenes of bareback riding which is riding without a saddle.

It’s difficult in a short period of time but we hope to achieve it. We train together for 30 minutes a day at the Mahalaxmi race course amateur riders club. Kangana has already done about four rides with me,” the trainer told Mirror.