New Delhi: The makers of 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' on Monday launched the motion poster here in a glitzy event to mark the birthday of its leading star Kangana Ranaut, who turned 28.
In the first look of the Anand L Rai's film, which is a sequel to the hit 2011 movie of the same name, Kangana would be seen in double role of a shy bride and another as a tomboy with male lead R Madhavan sitting in the middle donning a wedding attire.
Kangana, who cut a two-tier cake in presence of media people and the film's unit, said it was Anand's idea to launch the first motion poster of the film on her birthday.
"Releasing the film's motion poster on my birthday is merely a co-incidence. The film was supposed to release in July but Anand decided to release it by May end now. It was Anand's decision to release the first look today and celebrate my birthday with you all as we are shooting it here," she told reporters here.
Often termed as the lady Aamir Khan of Bollywood, Kangana, who celebrated her birthday too with the press like the 'PK' star, said she is a fan of him.
"I really appreciate what he does as he is a friend. We both don't have such intentions. It's just that we have always celebrated birthday with family and friends and we just got the chance to celebrate our birthday with media,"she said.
Donning a crop top and long skirt by Sabyasachi, Kangana said the film has been a memorable movie in her career as it helped her to be a "successful actress".
"I bagged the script when I had no work in the industry and it turned out to be an unexpected hit. It was a first film of its kind which despite having small-budget became a hit... The film will always be close to my heart as I did the film when I was nobody in the industry but now I am successful," the 'Queen' star said, who feels her sister's gift (a kanjivaram saree) is the best birthday present.
'Tanu Weds Manu Returns', produced by Eros International, is releasing on May 29 and has more fun than its prequel. Anand said it was an "emotional and exciting" journey to helm the project after four years.
"The film shows how the characters have grown up in these four years. The new script starts where the last one ends. The only difference is that we have two Kangana this time. The whole unit is like a family to me," said the director, who is planning to launch the film's trailer in Mumbai next month. Madhavan, who is returning to Bollywood after a sabbatical of three years, is excited about the project as the film deals with the complexities in relationships in today's fast pace era.
"The film revolves around the complexities in contemporary relationships. How these smart phones today play a major role in making or breaking a relationship," he said.