Kangana Ranaut compares Thor's hammer to Hanumanji's gada, talks about Indian mythology inspiring the Avengers

    Kangana Ranaut shares her take on superhero films of Hollywood, feels they are inspired by Indian mythology.


    Kangana Ranaut ’s ability to transform herself into every character she plays is something that never ceases to surprise us. The actress will be seen playing an undercover spy in her next Dhaakad and her out and out action film’s trailer has received a humongous response from the audience already.

    In a recent interview, Kangana was asked about her approach to superhero films and the actress confessed that if she were ever to play one, she’d take the Indian mythology route. Kangana, in fact, claimed that the popular superhero films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe draw inspiration from Indian mythologies as well but with a different visual perspective.

    She claims that The Avengers was inspired by Mahabharat and said that the makers in Hollywood have also acknowledged the fact. The Dhaakad star also likened Thor’s hammer Mjölnir to Hanumanji’s gada in Ramayan and Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit to Karan’s armour in Mahabharat.

    Talking to Times of India, Kangana shared her take on superhero film’s saying, “I would definitely adopt the Indian approach. I feel the West borrows from our mythology a lot. When I look at their superheroes like Iron Man, I feel his armour can be related to Karan's armour from Mahabharata, Thor wielding the hammer can be compared to Hanumanji and his gada (mace). I felt that The Avengers was also inspired by the Mahabharata. Their visual perspective is different, but the origins of these superhero stories are hugely inspired by our Vedas. They acknowledge this fact, too. Likewise, I would also want to do something original and why be limited to a via inspiration from the West.”

    While Dhaakad may not be a superhero film, Kangana’s action avatar in the trailer doesn’t make her seem any less than a super solider. From what we have seen so far of her effortless action scenes in the Dhaakad trailer, it looks like Kangana plans to give action stars in Bollywood a run for their money.

    The actress who was last seen playing Jayalaithaa in Thalaivii will once again greet the audience in cinemas on May 20 with the film. The film also stars Arjun Rampal and Divya Dutta in key roles.