Her latest release Rangoon may not have done as well as expected but actress Kangana Ranaut says she does not fear failure and believes in moving on. The 29-year-old star, whose performance in films like “Queen” and “Tanu Weds Manu Returns”, has cemented her position as a great performer in the industry, says her aim is to constantly improve her craft.
“I don’t fear losing out. I constantly try and move on. If you don’t move on, you lose out. One needs to know the trick to move on to see the constant growth. That is what my endeavour is. I know it is not possible that I will always succeed in whatever I do. But it is all right,” Kangana told PTI. The National award-winning star says she does not rely on any person to get over a low phase.
“I draw the strength from my inner voice. I do not rely on someone telling me all the time that ‘you can do it, you can make it’. People do rely on that outer entity, but fortunately I have a very strong inner voice and that actually gives me the blue print. I let my inner voice take over my decisions.” Kangana is the current industry favourite, but the actress prefers not to mingle around much with other Bollywood celebrities.
She, however, feels people misunderstand her decision to remain in her shell as arrogance. “People mistake my introvert nature or my genuine disliking for them as arrogance. It’s taken for granted that women should be receptive of whatever and whosoever comes to their way. But there is a possibility that she is genuinely disinterested and wants to be in her shell. “It’s just that I don’t waste time on equations that are not going anywhere or don’t add to my life in any way. It will be a waste of time,” Kangana says.
The star is now looking forward to the release of “Simran,” directed by Hansal Mehta. The comedy film will see her in the role of a Gujarati NRI. Kangana says she wants to maintain a balance between lighter roles and hard-hitting stories like the Rani Lakshmibai biopic by Ketan Mehta. “It is a larger-than-life character. I have already started preparing for my role. It is going to be a tough film for me,” she says.
10 Best Kangana Ranaut Movies That Prove That She Is The Queen of Bollywood
Kangana Ranaut movies are always the perfect blend of emotions, strength and just the right amount of Bollywood masala. We love her no matter what movie she makes, but these 10 movies are where she definitely proves her mettle as an iconic actress of the industry.
Kangana started off her career with the this classic romantic crime drama, where she brilliantly portrayed the role of Simran, a girl stuck between her conflicting feelings for a criminal and a cop. The film’s beautiful music along with Kangana’s effortless acting catapulted the movie into fame, and won Kangana her first Filmfare Award for Best Debut.
2. Woh Lamhe
Supposedly based on actress Parveen Babi’s traumatic life and her struggle with schizophrenia, another classic from the Bhatt-house Woh Lamhe saw Kangana portray the unstable actress. Her performance, again, was critically acclaimed, and the film’s music continues to win hearts to this day.
3. Life In A… Metro
Although this drama movie had an ensemble cast of lots of brilliant actors and told the story of different characters around the city of Mumbai, Kangana stood out with her performance as the office secretary who rises up the ranks pretty quickly because of her affair with her boss.
This Madhur Bhandarkar classic had Kangana playing the role of the supermodel Shonali Gujral. Addled with drugs, alcohol, and all forms of substance abuse, Kangana won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress when she portrayed the role of the troubled supermodel in the movie.
5. Raaz: The Mystery Continues
Kangana’s first foray into the horror genre, she brilliantly plays the role of a possessed model Nandita, who is on a quest to unravel the mystery behind what’s haunting her. The movie did pretty well at the box office as well, and coupled with a haunting soundtrack, is definitely one of our favourite Kangana Ranaut movies.
6. Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai
Although her role in this movie was not a big one, Kangana impressed us all as the stunning Bollywood actress Rehana who was also the love interest of one of Mumbai’s most powerful and respected underworld criminal, Sultan Mirza.
7. Tanu Weds Manu
Kangana stole hearts as the brash, loud-mouthed, unapologetic Tanuja Trivedi in this classic comedy-drama opposite Madhavan. Despite screwing up every now and then, the audience couldn’t help but fall in love with her because of her endearing antics and spot-on dialogue delivery.
8. Revolver Rani
In Revolver Rani, Kangana portrays the most unusual role of her career – that of a paan-chewing, abuse-spewing, political goon of the small hostile territory of Chambal. The movie switches gender roles completely, and shows Kangana’s character of being nothing short of a political gunda, who is in love with Bollywood star Rohan Mehra.
Kangana’s most critically acclaimed movie ever, where she plays the role of Rani, a simple small town girl, who embarks upon a solo honeymoon, after being left at the altar by her fiance, this coming-of-age movie had a strong empowering message for women across India, and made us all fall in love with Kangana a little bit more.
10. Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Kangana comes back in this movie, not just as the inimitable Tanuja Trivedi but also as her doppelganger, a young Hariyanvi student athlete – Kusum aka Datto, who if possible, is even more endearing than Tanu! Naturally we found all of us falling hopelessly in love with this talented actress who plays both the sassy diva Tanuja as well as the tomboyish, no-nonsense Datto with ease.
Which are your favorite Kangana Ranaut movies?
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