Kangana Ranaut has said that the Avenger franchise is inspired by the Indian mythological epic Mahabharata and the Hindu religious scriptures Vedas. He compared Thor to his hammer Mjolnir, with Hanuman holding his mace. Kangana will soon be seen in the action movie ‘Dhaakad’, which is touted as India’s first female-led spy thriller. Directed by Rajneesh Ghai, Dhaakad also stars Arjun Rampal and Divya Dutta. The film will open in theaters on May 20.
In a conversation with ETimes, Kangana was asked if he would choose the Indian mythological approach or the Hollywood style to play a superhero. She said, “I will definitely take the Indian point of view. I think the West takes a lot from our mythology. When I look at their superheroes like ‘Iron Man,’ I think their armor is similar to Karna from Mahabharata. It can be related to Kavach The hammer-wielding Thor can be compared to Hanumanji and his gada (mace). I thought the Avengers were also inspired by the Mahabharata.”
She further added, “Their visual approach is different, but the origins of these superhero stories are very much inspired by our Vedas. They also accept this fact. Similarly, I also want to do something original and why would I want to be limited.”