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This is a collection of articles archived for the excellence of their content.

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Kangna R Ranaut

Vital statistics

Body Measurements: 32-23-35

Height: 5ft 8 / 173 cm

Weight: 53kg / 118lb

A profile

The Times of India, May 31 2015

Kalpana Nair

The indicators of having arrived as a successful Bollywood heroine are as follows: the Khans should want you in their films, brands should want you in their ads, the industry should want you at their parties, and the audience should just simply want you.Basically you should be desired, respected, envied and lusted after in equal quantities. Until recently , the arduous path to capturing the imagination of a few storytellers and then the fantasies of many million Indian men had a standard trajectory which could be summarised as: Stun them with your beauty . Then lull them with your commercial viability .Finally , surprise them again with your talent. Since her debut in 2006 as the alcoholic girlfriend of a gangster in the appropriately named Gangster, Kangana Ranaut's talent has never been in question. What have been questioned are her diction, her onscreen and off-screen choices and whether she is too “edgy“.

As Tanu Weds Manu Returns races to the 100-crore club and sets this year's highest opening weekend record, here are some of the unsaid yet cardinal rules for Bollywood actresses that Kangana Ranaut has now made a habit of breaking. Please note that breaking them is not in itself a prescription for success but at least there is comfort in knowing that they are not prerequisites.

1 I GET YOUR BREAK BY HAVING A RELATIVE I IIN BOLLYWOODBEING A SUCCESSFULI IMODEL IWINNING A BEAUTY PAGEANT

Unlike Deepika Padukone or Anushka Sharma who were successfully modelling when they got their break or Priyanka Chopra who won Miss World or Sonakshi Sinha and Alia Bhatt who are industry kids, Ranaut worked her way into Gangster without a family reservoir of connections and experience or a parallel thriving career.

2 I DO A BLOCKBUSTER WITH THE KHANS

Ranaut has been working in Bollywood for 9 years but has never starred in a film with Aamir, Shah Rukh or Salman Khan as a leading lady. In an industry where the Khan stranglehold has now held for over two decades, that is quite a feat.

3 I NEVER DO A SUPPORTING ROLE

A cameo for a friend is fine and so is an item number. But actresses look ing to hit the big league usually do not take kindly to supporting roles. Yet in films like Fashion, Life...In a Metro and Krrish 3, Ranaut has consistently done supporting roles with no compunction.

4 I CAREFULLY ALTERNATE A COMMERCIAL FILMI WITH AN “OFFBEAT“ OR “MULTIPLEX“ FILM

Nothing wrong with doing a Piku after a Happy New Year, or a Finding Fanny after Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela, or an NH10 after PK, or a Mary Kom after Gunday . It's definitely the safer and more practical way of gaining acting cred. But it takes a special kind of appetite for risk to do a supporting role in Krrish 3 and then go into a trifecta of risky films whose success hinges almost entirely on your shoulders like Rajjo, Queen and Revolver Rani. Even when it goes wrong, you have to applaud the guts.

5 I ONLY WORK OPPOSITE STARS

While tal ented, Rajkummar Rao in Queen, R. Madhavan in Tanu Weds Manu and its sequel, and Vir Das in Revolver Rani are not big draws commercially . But that doesn't seem to be a consideration for Ranaut, whose next is Katti Batti with Imran Khan who is currently battling a reputation as box office kryptonite.

6 I NEVER EVER ADMIT TO HAVING A LESSI ITHAN IDEAL FAMILY

If you hear actors in Bollywood talk about their parents, it is like listening to someone read from a Mother's or Father's Day greeting card or the script of a Karan Johar film.

It would appear that everyone who has birthed a Bol lywood star is a supportive paragon of perfection descended straight from the heavens above. No one is compelling them to reveal the private mechanics of their family life but a modicum of truth every now and then would be nice. So when a Kangana Ranaut spoke of rebelling against her father, run ning away from home and the pervasive gender bias that seeps into everyday life in a refreshing interview with Anupama Chopra, her candour was completely unprecedented.

Kangana Ranaut drops truth bombs quite casually, she doesn't bother with setting the stage or halting for a pregnant pause.

Her ruthless honesty is finally turning the tide in her favour . She is, she says, a “product of many coincidences, incidents and excellence“. Basking in the triumph of her double role in Tanu Weds Manu Returns, she tells KALPANA NAIR that the film was a risky choice, what she has learnt by not working with the Khans and how she ranks her own performances

Tanu Weds Manu Returns (TWMR) has grossed the highest opening weekend figure for 2015.

Was it a risky film to take on?

Yes, it was a big risk because it is not a gim micky film. It has a very sensitive storyline -it asks if you actually found a tame version of your spouse with all her imperfections re moved, would you go for her or the person you first fell for? If the audience thought: `This is ultimately Kangana, so what difference does it make whether he goes with Kangana 1 or Kangana 2?' then there would be no second part to the film. It was risky taking on the responsibility of ensuring that that you cre ated two very different characters for the audience.

The last time a mainstream actress in Bollywood pulled off a central double role successfully was Kajol in Dushman (1998) and Sridevi in Chaalbaaz (1989). What is the key to doing a great double role?

If you assign two different body lan guages to both the characters, you can pull it off. But that is hard work. You re ally need go deep into the character's upbringing, experiences, future plans and ideology . Not many actors stress on the body language of their characters but it can help you create two different personalities and help the audience give into the illusion of two different people.

Why haven't we seen you in a film opposite the Khans or say, young stars like Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor or Varun Dhawan?

It's an amazing coincidence. My films may or may not work but they are mine and I have learnt to take responsibility for them. I don't just dance at parties to celebrate a film's success but say `oh, it was the hero's film' when it flops. This has made me alert. I don't go, “Oh if that hero is doing this film it must be good“ or “I trust his instincts more than mine.“ I know actresses who, if a certain hero has been signed for a film, would chase the director for a role even without reading the script. Also, I came to the industry as this person who has nothing to lose so I have been relatively fearless. I also got really excited about the process of acting, making a career out of it, buying a house with my earnings, taking care of people. These are things you appreciate when you are an independent woman.

In a recent conversation with Irrfan you told him that that your last four roles have been so challenging that they literally gave you grey hair.

You have also been honest about your clashes with your father and your initial days of struggle in the industry. Where does this candour come from?

I am completely honest with myself and people love me because I think I am very pure. I have got nothing to hide. And I am so proud of my grey hair.My mother got hers in her late 40s and I got mine in my 20s.

In an interview, you rated your performance in Gangster higher than Queen. Why? How do you judge your performances?

Gangster's protagonist was too flawed. She had nothing going for her.If a woman betrays her lover, falls in love with another man, kills him and then commits suicide but the audience still felt for her, then it means that the actor has done a brilliant job. In TWMR, unlike Queen, I didn't have the luxury of delving deep into the psychology and mind of my characters. It is a plot-driven, commercial film and it has a particular rhythm which you can't break. I had to surpass my limits in this film. So in a way , it was a bigger victory for me (than Queen).

With TWMR heading towards the 100-crore club, you are being talked about as the `female Khan' or even `mini Khan'. How do you react to the title?

For the longest time I was called `Ranawat'. My father would call and nag me and I would try and correct my name in the press. Then the media started referring to me as `Raut', then my grandfather would call me and say , “You have gone there and ruined our name.“ Just when they were getting it right, it has been turned it into `Khan'. I have no intention of becoming a `mini Khan' (laughs).

Early life

Kangana was born on 20 March 1987 to Asha, a school teacher and Amardeep, a businessman. She has a elder sister, Rangoli and a younger brother Akshit. She was born in a village called Bhambla in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh.Her family was initially in Shimla and then moved to Chandigarh

She did her schooling in Chandigarh from DAV model school Sector 15 before moving to Shimla.She completed her high schooling in Shimla.She appeared for Medical Entrance test but failed miserably and could not become a doctor.She then moved to Delhi to become a model and theatre actor. She graduated with Bachelor's degree in Science from Delhi in March 2005.


Trading in a comfortable life

Mid-day points out that, Kangna left behind in her village to become an actress... a luxurious life, a 25-room haveli and an influential family.

Here's what Kangna left behind in her village to become an actress... a luxurious life, a 25-room haveli and an influential family

While people assumed Kangna Ranaut to be a struggling wannabe actress from Himachal Pradesh when she entered B-Town, the truth is far different.

The actress comes from one of the richest and politically most influential families in the state. Hers is not a rags to riches story.

Which explains the lakhs of rupees she spends on clothes, shoes and bags every month, more than even the top actresses of B-Town and star wives.

Have money, won't talk

A source close to Kangna confirms her family affluence, "She doesn't like talking about her family wealth as she's struggled on her own to be in her position. Besides that, she believes it's in bad taste to talk about one's wealth." Her family is from the blue-blooded Rajputs from Bhambla village in Himachal Pradesh.

Our village

Kangna has a huge 25-room ancestral house or haveli in Bhambla (currently called Surajpur) belonging to her great-grandfather. "While it was originally called Bhambla, when Kangna's great-grandfather became the local MLA, the village was named Surajpur after him. " Kangna grew up in a joint family, with her brother, sister, parents, great-grandparents, grand- parents and chacha and chachi. The family owns several acres of land in Surajpur. Luxurious living

Adds an insider, "Kangna's father Amardeep Ranaut is in the construction business and he supplies construction material for building roads etc for the Public Works Department (PWD) in Himachal Pradesh. She has been brought up in luxury and always had five cars parked in front of her home." But things suddenly took a turn for the worse when she decided to come to Mumbai to become an actress. Her grandfather was dead against any female from his family joining films as he felt it was demeaning.

On your own, please!

Kangna's father too supported his father, and when she insisted on acting, both of them stopped talking to her. Her father told her that he would give her no financial support and she would have to make it on her own.

Hard times

Kangna left home at 16 and initially stayed with a friend in Delhi before coming to Mumbai in 2005. She went through a lot of hardship but never asked her family for help. She lived in Aasha Chandra's hostel and shared a room with three other girls. It was a miserable time for her as she was cut off from her family and struggling in a strange city. It was only after Life In A... Metro that her family relented and welcomed her once again into their fold.

Preity connection

There was a family reunion when her parents, sister Rangoli and brother Akshat came to Mumbai. Today, her family is very proud of her.

Kangna's friend insists, however, that the actress is not related to Preity Zinta. "Preity's maternal aunt is a resident of Surajpur and PZ often comes to meet her. Once during a family function of Preity's in the village Kangna and her siblings met Preity. Now they keep in touch. That's all.

Kang's Grandpa

Kangna's great-grandfather (and idol) Sarju Singh Ranaut left his job as a head clerk [and not an IAS officer; there was no IAS then] for the British government to become a freedom fighter with Mahatma Gandhi.

Kangs still has the letters Gandhiji wrote to her great-grandfather. He was also the only man from his village who knew English at that time and got electricity to his village.

Early career

Kathak Kangana is a trained Kathak dancer. Kangana has been taking training at Nateshwar Nritya Kala Mandir,Khar for the last 4 years under the guidance of Rajendra Chaturvedi.

Modelling Kangana joined Elite Modelling Agency Delhi in 2003 with prospect of becoming a model but was not successful and hence left it before becoming a model.

Theatre Kangana ,joined as a theatre actor for Asmita Theatre group during 2003-2005 , before relocating to Mumbai.She came to Mumbai in early 2004 and struggled initially to get in to movies but went back to Delhi to complete her education. She also joined Asha Chandra's acting school in 2004 to brush herself to face camera.

First film After struggling for nearly two years she met her first director Anurag Basu in September 2005 and was selected for Gangster.

The first film she signed was 'shady' (adult)

Kangana almost signed an adult film? Jan 2, 2017, BCCL


National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut, who made her debut in Bollywood with 2006 romantic crime drama film 'Gangster', says if she had not got that offer, she would have started her career with a very shady film. (BCCL)

While talking about the turning points in her career, Kangana said on TV show: "I think the first ever would be the break that I got from my film 'Gangster'... Because I remember getting a very shady offer, I think it was not a right movie. But I was like, 'Okay, fine, I'll do it'." (BCCL)

She added, "And then I did a photo shoot and then they gave me robe and there was nothing inside the robe. And it looked like some blue film or something and I was like, 'This doesn't look right'. Because it's obviously not the right film." (AFP)

So did she walk out or do that film? Kangana said, "No, but then I got 'Gangster' and I'm like 'I'll do that film.' And then my producer got furious and I was in trouble for some time because I abandoned that project. And I was very young, I was 17 or 18. And if I would have not gotten 'Gangster', I am sure I would have done that film. But I think the thing about me was that I always said yes to every offer!" (BCCL)

Relationships: An acerbic love life

Dating history

Famous Fix’s ‘Historical look at Kangana Ranaut's relationships, listed in date order’ reveals the following historical epochs:

Kangana Ranaut and Aditya Pancholi 2004 - 2008

Adhyayan Suman and Kangana Ranaut 2008 - June 2009

Kangana Ranaut and Kintaro Mori 2009 - 2010

Kangana Ranaut and Dino Morea February 2010

The men

The men in Kangana Ranaut's life

The Times of India

Aditya Pancholi

According a report in dna.com, Aditya Pancholi is all set to release a tell-all book where he will also allegedly reveal the juicy details of his relationship with Kangana Ranaut.

Kangana's professional life may be going great guns, especially after films like Krrish 3 and Queen, but Kangana Ranaut's personal life is far from perfect. She has made it to the headlines time and again because of her controversial link-ups. One such episode is that of her link up with Aditya Pancholi. Kangana was allegedly in a relationship with Aditya Pancholi who is elder to her by 20 years. However, this love story, that had been kept under wraps for long, might make it to a book that is being penned down by Aditya Pancholi. If sources are to believed then, Aditya in his autobiography, will highlight details about their explosive relationship.

Let's take a look at tales of Aditya and Kangana's alleged romance..

Kangana Ranaut was a struggler when she had met actor, Aditya Pancholi. Reportedly, the two soon fell in love and were in a relationship, despite the huge age gap of 20 years between the two and the fact that Aditya was a much married man with children. However, things began to unravel when reports of physical abuse started making the rounds. Things went kaput and the two parted ways. Aditya Pancholi was rumoured to have paid a huge amount to Kangana in order for her to buy a house. He had apparently even paid for her sister's hospital bills when she became a victim of a cruel acid attack. At a press conference, when asked about her former boyfriend, the actress said that there was a time when she and Aditya Pancholi knew each other well but also admitted to not talking to him any longer.

Kangana's relationship with Aditya might now become public knowledge, what with Aditya's tell-all book

The Times of India

Aditya Pancholi had warned Adhyayan about Kangana

TNN | Apr 28, 2016

The shocking details revealed by Kangana Ranaut's ex-boyfriend Adhyayan Suman are blood-curling indeed. But the star kid admits that he was forewarned, none other than Aditya Pancholi. It is said that Kangana and Aditya were in a tumultuous relationship, one that she has on many occasions has referred to as an exhausting experience.

When rumours of their link-up were doing the rounds, Kangana and Adhyayan had attended a party together where they'd bumped into Aditya. He narrated to DNA, "A film called 'Haal-E-Dil' was releasing and she had come for the premiere. I remember Aditya Pancholi was standing at the exit and Kangana was just walking out. He stopped me, looked into my eyes and said, "Welcome to the circus my friend and all the best!" I didn't understand at that time. Kangana clarified saying that Aditya did that to intimidate people with her. I told her I am not scared because we are not doing anything wrong. At the time we were getting to know each other, but we hadn't made it public."

How he now wishes that he had paid heed to the word of caution...

Adhyayan Suman

Adhyayan Suman: The two met on the sets of their film, Raaz 2 and love blossomed. Kangana had broken up with Aditya Pancholi and reportedly found love in the arms of Shekhar Suman's son, Adhyayan Suman. The two were going steady for a while but things seemed to turn sour and the duo called it quits. Some media reports allege that it was Adhyayan's dad, Shekhar Suman who was against the relationship and wanted his son to marry the daughter of a prominent builder. However, in spite of what rumour mills were saying, the two parted ways. In an interview to The Times Of India, Adhyayan said, "Yes, we've moved on from this relationship. I guess this was how long it was meant to last. At this point, I really want to focus on my career and professional commitments. Sustaining a long-distance relationship of this intensity is tough." Kangana also admitted that they had moved on, and that she was shocked by Adhyayan's decision. "Adhyayan and I had a talk about our relationship and it was his decision to move on. It came as a shock to me. But I guess he has other priorities now, and many options in terms of people to be with. It's an amicable break-up and I wish him the best".

The Times of India

Adhyayan’s parents disclose more disturbing details about his relation with Kangana Ranaut

Rachel Baker | TNN | May 3, 2016

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To state that the Hrithik Roshan - Kangana Ranaut legal battle is getting murkier by the day is an understatement. And to add fuel to the fire, Kangana's former flame, Adhyayan Suman made some startling revelations about his relationship with the National Award winning actress. In an interview with DNA, Adhyanan alleged that the 'Queen' actress had abused him and performed black magic on him during their year-long courtship.

Now, Adhyayan's father, Shekhar Suman and his wife, Alka have lashed out at Kangana for allegedly hypnotising and abusing their son. In an interview with ABP News, Shekhar said, "One day my wife opened Adhyayan's drawer and she found supari, some coins and other weird things in it. She called me and asked 'kya hai yeh?' I hope he is not doing something crazy." Alka added, "We called the pandits and spoke to them. Even the pandits said she had performed 'vashikaran' on him...don't know how much of it is true, but he was completely obsessed with her. From his eyes, he looked as if he was drugged or under someone's spell."

He then continued, "One day, he came home completely bald. When we asked him why he chose to go bald, he replied by saying 'you won't understand fashion.' We later learnt that Kangana ji had made him do this. She told him that he looked nice this way." Narrating the Filmfare incident Shekhar said, "We were watching the function, Kangana was walking ahead and Adhyayan was walking 15 feet behind her as though he was her bodyguard and she was giving interviews and he was standing just like that, and I felt so horrible for my son. I must have died a thousand deaths... Eventually, she went on stage and thanked everyone, except Adhyayan. She also refused to pose with Adhyayan for any photo shoot or magazine cover."

He further added, "One day he (Adhyayan) called us up at 2 - 3 am and was crying. We asked him what happened and where he was. We were so worried. He told us that Kangana had locked him out of the house and that he was crying to let him in. I then asked Adhyayan to let me speak to Kangana and request her to take him in. When I spoke to her, she said 'I won't let him in and let him stand out the whole night, I can't allow him in.' I was emotionally disturbed and I got very angry. How could anybody do this to my son?"

Adhyayan's mother, Alka added, "She was horrible ya... At Hrithik Roshan's party, she abused my son with MC - BC gaalis and threw her chappal at him. She was completely drunk. She created a huge nuisance... I think Adhyayan was in Mumbai and Kangana was out of India shooting for 'Kites,' when he stumbled upon some of her intimate messages which she had sent to Hrithik." Shekhar added, "She led Adhyayan to believe that such messages were very normal, very casual. But that's when he made up his mind that he was being taken for a ride."

Other men

Ajay Devgn: Kangana Ranaut allegedly got involved with Ajay Devgn when the two were shooting for Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai. The two actors reportedly got along well and soon their camaraderie seemed to blossom into a love affair with no strings attached. Ajay Devgn was married to Kajol and their love story is also of epic proportions. As per media reports, it was a casual romance where none expected anything from the other. It is also alleged that at Ajay's insistence, Kangana was cast in films like Rascals and Tezz. Vidya Balan was reportedly the original choice for Tezz but allegedly, Ajay Devgn convinced director, Priyadarshan to cast Kangana. But things reportedly seemed to get out of hand when Kangana got emotionally involved with Ajay and this did not go well with him as he had no intentions of leaving his wife, Kajol. In a controversial interview to Stardust magazine, Kangana even went on record to say that getting involved with a married man was a mistake.

Nicholas Lafferty: Kangana Ranaut was said to be in a rebound relationship with UK-based doctor and scientist, Nicholas Lafferty. While she was initially mum about her romance with the doctor, she went on record on Simi Garewal's show to say that she indeed was dating the 28-year old and they were in a long distance relationship. Kangana was spotted with Nicholas at several events in Mumbai and the two were going steady but to everyone's surprise, the duo called it quits. Maybe it was the distance between them made their affair a short-term one.

Hrithik Roshan: Kangana’s spat with/ 2016

The Times of India Hrithik- Kangana spat: Major developments between 25 Feb and 18 April 2016.

The highlights

The Times of India

The ugly war between Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut has shocked and saddened the people of India. However, in today’s era, people start seeing the funny side to almost every incident. The makers of Amul are very well known for their quirky and witty cartoons based on the most trending issues. And they have come up with a funny take on the Hrithik-Kangana case in their unique style, as always. As is seen in the picture above, both actors are seen in their ‘Krrish’ attire. The picture is captioned, “Krrish and tell?” and “Never ranaut of it.”

The Hrithik Roshan-Kangana Ranaut war has got to be the ugliest one Bollywood has ever seen, what with the two slamming legal notices on each other! However, according to a report on Spotboye.com, Hrithik seems to have received the worst end of the stick. The report quoted Kangana’s lawyer, Rizwan Siddiquee explaining how Kangana can get Hrithik jailed for 10 years under section Section 67 – Publishing of Information which is obscene in electronic form – of IPC. Siddiquee further went on to say that Hrithik can also be charged with sections Section 499 and 500 (Defamation and the subsequent Punishment) and Section 506 (Punishment of Criminal Intimidation to impute unchastity to a woman) of IPC.

Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut's attempts to keep their torrid love affair under wraps have gone in vain. Not only is their affair out in the open but is headed towards a nasty path with both parties filing lawsuits against each other. A source close to the actor told DNA that Hrithik had sensed this coming and has been preparing for a legal battle since the past two months. The source revealed that "Hrithik was expecting it" and that "he had a closed-door meeting with some of the top officials from the Mumbai Police regarding the matter." So far both the parties have left no stone unturned to malign each other. We earlier informed you that the two have slammed legal notices to each other where Hrithik has accused that Kangana spammed his mail box with “50 mails a day” and even alleged that she suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome, while Kangana has blamed Hrithik of hacking into her account and deleting certain emails.

Hrithik's proposal to Kangana: After Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut slammed legal notices on each other, the murky details of their tumultuous love life is taking everyone by surprise. However, a close friend of Kangana has now spilled the beans on their relationship. In a Mumbai Mirror report, the source has been quoted as saying that, "It started out as a friendship between two people who were both going through a rough patch, during the shooting of 'Kites' in 2009. His marriage was in trouble and his relationship with his 'Kites' co-star, Mexican model-actress, Barbara Mori, wasn't working out. Kangana was going through troubles of her own and they found solace in each other's company and became good friends. The friendship blossomed into something serious when Hrithik began pursuing her for 'Krrish 3,' his home production. Even though Kangana's career was not exactly shining at the time, she said no to Hrithik. She felt rather uncomfortable with the attention he was showing. Hrithik, however, wouldn't take 'no' for an answer. After being pursued for six months, Kangana said 'yes.' That's when they got into a relationship after he confided in her that he and his wife slept in separate bedrooms. However, Kangana could never talk about the relationship openly as Hrithik had told her categorically that he would never divorce Sussanne." The source further added that, "In December 2013, a call from Hrithik took her by surprise. He told her that he was divorcing Sussanne. Kangana was in Switzerland at the time and Hrithik in the US."She was on top of the world as he also told her he wanted to marry her after the divorce. But doubts cropped up in her mind. She didn't know whether Hrithik was serious or not. She kept saying that maybe he wanted to be with her on the rebound. To put all her doubts to rest, Hrithik popped the question when she was in Paris, the city of love. But From then, the relationship mostly went downhill."

The Asperger's syndrome: Hrithik Roshan has also alleged that the 'Queen' actress suffers from Asperger's Syndrome. However, in an interview with Mumbai Mirror, a friend of Kangana has gone on record to rubbish and clarify the whole issue. According to the report, it all started when Kangana was approached for Reema Kagti's 'Mr Challu' where her character would suffer from Asperger's Syndrome and hence, could not lie. The friend further explained, "Hrithik visited her that night and she told him about Reema's script ('Mr Challu'). He responded by pointing out that she also had the same problem and couldn't lie about their relationship. After that he often provoked her by mentioning the syndrome, even bringing it up in the notice, despite knowing that it is not a bipolar, medical condition and only reflects a rare straightforwardness."

Hrithik's allegations: Hrithik Roshan has alleged that he has a record of 1,439 mails from Kangana, most of them "senseless, personal and absurd." The notice reads that the actor tried to ignore the emails for the longest time before it got out of hand. Hrithik’s notice further states that Kangana was so obsessed with him that at one point she called his father, Rakesh Roshan. She gave him advice on how to handle his son, who is chasing her via mails and phone calls. However, Rakesh explained that she misunderstood the situation and that his son had no interest in her. The notice also accuses Kangana of having used Hrithik's name to garner publicity. It reads, "Since quite sometime you have been insinuating and trying to create an image within the film industry through print and social media and in public at large that there was some relationship between our client and you.”

Kangana reacts: Kangana claims that she is not some dim-wit teenager who has been smitten thereby causing her to send one-sided love messages. Her legal notice reads, "She is not some dim-witted teenager who has been smitten and that whatever happened between the two of them was with full consent of both parties." She went ahead to claim that Hrithik had hacked into her email account to delete mails that could have complicated his divorce proceedings. As for the allegation that she is suffering from the Asperger's syndrome, Kangana has accused Hrithik of having his own mental issues. Kangana believes that there is no need to call any press conference as per Hrithik’s unwarranted and uncalled for demand to clear the air. The notice states that she never needed Hrithik’s name to garner publicity and that she has achieved stardom on her own.

When things unraveled: It all started over the casting of 'Aashiqui 3.' When Kangana was asked as to why wasn't she a part of the film, she commented, “Yes, many lame rumours are doing rounds, even a dumb ass can tell where these rumours are coming from. I don’t know why exes do silly things to get your attention. For me that chapter is over and I don’t dig graves." To this, Hrithik had tweeted a reply that read, "Ther r more chances of me having had an affair with d Pope dan any of d (Im sure wonderful)women d media hs ben naming.Thanks but no thanks." This apparently didn't go well with both sides and led to them filing legal cases against each other.

Hrithik Roshan is lying: Kangana Ranaut’s lawyer

PTI | Mar 18, 2016

Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut's lawyer has claimed statements made by actor Hrithik Roshan against the actress are nothing but efforts to "gain public sympathy". Advocate Rizwan Siddiquee said Hrithik cannot wash his hands off the matter now after "criminally" threatening the 28-year-old actress.

"Hrithik's statements made to the media are nothing but efforts to gain public sympathy. He cannot wash his hands off the matter now after having criminally threatened my client and having intimidated her, without any provocation. He also cannot deny the fact my client never named him anywhere and it was he himself who claimed to be "Silly Ex" in his notice," the lawyer said in a statement tonight.

"Besides his own acts of stating in the media that he would rather 'date a Pope' gave enough fodder to the media to start speculating. How can he blame my client for all his own acts of commissions and omissions?" he added.

Hrithik (42) had sent a notice to Kangana asking her to hold a press conference and tender an apology and make it clear it was not him she meant in the recent comments about a 'silly ex'. Kangana, however, retaliated with a 21-page reply, charging Hrithik with intimidation and threat.

Siddiquee said Kangana is a big star herself and does not need Hrithik's name to garner publicity. "He needs to immediately realise that my client Kangana Ranaut does not need Hrithik Roshan's name to garner publicity or attention, as she is a renowned public figure herself..."

The lawyer said the notice which the 'Dhoom 2' star sent to Kangana was "absolutely baseless". "Most importantly I would like to point out that at least Hrithik Roshan should have bothered to ensure that he has a good reason to send a legal notice to my client."

"As expected, the notice is absolutely baseless, unsubstantiated, unwarranted and uncalled for. There is not even a case of defamation made out against my client and he is issuing a notice for defamation without application of mind."

Siddiquee refuted the claim of Hrithik of not knowing Kangana socially, and said the actor had attended the actress' private party and was now "lying".

"He specifically claimed he does not know my client socially at all. If that were the truth, then how was he attending my client's private birthday party with his entire family and my client was attending his party besides his sister's and his father's birthday party as well. There is enough proof on public platform, which sufficiently proves that Hrithik Roshan is lying," Siddiquee said.

Hrithik breaks his silence

Hrithik Roshan finally breaks his silence on the Kangana Ranaut issue TNN | Mar 17, 2016

Over the last few days, Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut have been in the news for the wrong reasons. The news about their alleged break-up was followed with both actors slamming legal notices on each other. The affair got murkier after Hrithik reportedly alleged Kangana to be suffering from Asperger's Syndrome. However, there wasn't any official statement from any of the two. But now, Hrithik has finally broken his silence and issued an official statement on the matter.

He has said, "Anything private that becomes public gives rise to speculation and unnecessary controversies simply because the general public are not privy to the whole truth. Out of respect for everyone involved, I followed the legal path to resolve the matter in question so as to keep it private. It was a breach of ethics to reveal the contents of a private legal notice. Dignified silence is dignified up to a point, but there comes a time when the silence needs to be broken to protect one's name, family and image."

He continued, "The crux of the matter is that the mail id hroshan@email.com does not belong to me. I had filed a complaint in this regard with Mumbai Cyber Crime cell on 12 December, 2014 when I learnt of this impersonator communicating with said person. I have absolutely no connection with this ID. The entire issue stems from a case of identity theft which has carried over to me. My complaint was reactivated on March 5, 2016 and the crime unit has made headway in tracking this person down. Once that is done, the matter can be laid to rest."

He signed off, "And finally, I believe that mental health is a grave and crucial issue which merits serious discussion. I would never address it flippantly nor use it as a personal attack. Any allegation to the contrary is a misrepresentation of facts. I was requested to keep silent and I did so for 2 years."

The controversial e-mails

Kangana-Hrithik's mail trail that's shocking B-town

TNN | Apr 22, 2016

The Times of India

In Bombay Times earlier, we shared a few emails allegedly sent by Kangana to the impostor and from Kangana to Hrithik (on his real email id). Here are some more emails allegedly sent by Kangana and a few exchanged between her sister Rangoli and Hrithik. However, the actress' lawyer and a source close to her maintain that her account was hacked.

Hence, it is not confirmed if these mails were actually sent by Kangana

[Scanned copies of these mails have been reproduced on this page ]

Here is a barrage of emails that Kangana allegedly sent to Hrithik's real email id. When asked why there were no replies to her emails (barring a few replies to her sister, Rangoli), a source close to the actress said, "Hrithik was sending emails to himself to build a case that Kangana was in love with him, and he was not. When these supposed emails were sent, they were not in a relationship." Hence, we cannot confirm whether Kangana was the one sending these emails to Hrithik's real id. The contents of these emails talk about...

The alleged 'Paris proposal'

On March 17, 2016, a tabloid had quoted Kangana Ranaut's friend who said that Hrithik proposed to the actress in January 2014 in Paris. The 'proposal' came after Hrithik and Sussanne split in December 2013.

On his part, Hrithik has denied not only proposing to her with a ring but also claimed that he did not travel to Paris around that time. Through his legal team, the actor has conveyed that his passport doesn't have the relevant stamps, which should be the case if he had travelled during the mentioned period. A source close to Kangana said, "He can refuse what he wants to, she is okay with it."

Who is faking it?

From the onset, Hrithik's legal team has been saying that it all began with Kangana corresponding with a fake email id created by an impostor. They maintain he was oblivious about it till May 24, 2014, when she mentioned about it at Karan Johar's party. Reportedly, that's when he told her that the id she had got the mail didn't belong to him and he shared his 'real' mail id. They further claim that after this, she started corresponding with him on this id.

To this, a source close to the actress states, "At Karan's party, Kangana told Hrithik that she found her mail id was hacked. She suspected him of misusing her account and threatened to take action. She shut that account and broke up with him because he denied everything they ever shared. After that, she opened another account, but soon started getting google alerts, which made her suspicious that the second account was also hacked. Through her account, he was sending emails to himself to build a case that she was in love with him and he wasn't. When these supposed exchange of emails happened, they weren't in a relationship."

No pictures of Hrithik-Kangana together!


Hrithik didn't answer Kangana's mails: forensic report

The Times of India

Apr 22 2016 : The Times of India (Delhi)

Hrithik didn't answer Kangana's mails: Pvt cyber forensic report

Swati Deshpande Mumbai:


A cyber forensic report, sought by Hrithik Roshan and submitted to Mumbai Police, has said he did not respond to even a single mail from the hundreds sent to his genuine email address by former co-star Kangana Ranaut over a six-month period starting July 2014.

The report conducted by a private cyber security agency had collected Hrithik's Apple laptop and other electronic assets from Hrithik, at his request, on April 14, and run a two-day cyber forensics. It concluded that the actor never used or accessed any email id from the `email.com' servers. “We found no digital footprints nor any fingerprint...The digital evidences were intact, not forged.“

It said that only images of Kangana, barring a few of related to their films, were “the ones sent as attachments to him on email...directly from her iPhone 5s...to be in a relationship of sorts...“ and significantly added, “it is analysed that Hrithik Roshan did not entertain the emails nor accessed them until recently for forensics analysis.“

Many were retrieved, unread, from a junk folder or flagged as spam. “There is no digital evidence to the claims from Kangana that she had been receiving emails from Hrithik through the email.com account,“ said the report.

2017: Refusing to let go

“Hrithik went & cried to the entire industry, tried to sabotage my career” – Kangana Ranaut, Feb 5, 2017, The Times of India


The Hrithik Roshan-Kangana Ranaut controversy seems to be getting uglier by the day. The spat between the actors has taken a fresh turn as Kangana Ranaut revealed new instances and levelled allegations on Hrithik during an interview.

Kangana says ‘Hrithik tried to sabotage my career'

In an interview, Kangana said, “Though there were instances when he (Hrithik) was going and crying to the entire industry, wanting them to sabotage my career, and people were calling me and saying — ‘He met us, he has showed us proofs and (do you) want to meet us because we want to know your side of the story as well?’ But I was like, it is none of your business. I was trying to figure things out and felt that it didn’t make sense seeking closure from others.”

Kangana also spoke about being getting threatened while being told that she would be exposed.

Kangana said “The threats were quite open, weren’t they? They said they would release some statements, they would reveal something, say something… ‘We will expose her and everyone will be shocked’… something along those lines… It is not that I knew this sort of game plan that would be unleashed against me. So I thought there would be some reveal but there was none and obviously those were just threats.”

Spats with others

vs. Anurag Basu

Kangana and Anurag had a fallout during the shooting of 2010 film Kites. Kangana lashed out at the director for giving Barbara Mori more screen space than her. The two did not speak to each other for a very long time and reconciled in 2014.

vs. Apurva Asrani

Writer Apurva Asrani expressed dissatisfaction over how Kangana took an additional credit for the story in the upcoming film “Simran“.

(This item is being updated)

vs. Deepika Padukone

The cold war between the two divas began in 2014 when DP won the Best Actress award for Happy New Year, but dedicated it to Kangana for her brilliant performance in Queen. Kangana reacted unexpectedly to the gesture and said that Deepika should have told her in person. Soon after, Deepika tried to make amends and called Kangana to clear the air. Things turned colder when Deepika could not make it to the screening of Tanu Weds Manu Returns. Kangana told DNA, "I did extend an invite to Deepika, but I never got a response. I have always been supportive of my contemporaries and will continue to be, but it is hurtful when you don't get the same kind of support." Deepika, who had maintained a dignified silence all this while, opened up about the cold war and said that it was just one-sided and she has no time to think about all this. Buzz has it that Kangana hiked her own fee when Deepika became highest paid actor last year.

Cocky with Karan

Calls Karan 'movie mafia,' 'flag-bearer of nepotism’

Condensed from Sakshma Srivastav | Did Kangana accuse Karan Johar of nepotism? Feb 10, 2017 | Miss Kyra


Things got fiery [on Karan Johar's chat show 'Koffee With Karan’] when Kangana accused Karan of nepotism. "Kangana told him that if she ever writes a biography, she will see to it that it will have a chapter on nepotism written by Karan!"

{Kangana [also] called Karan a 'movie mafia'}

Karan asks Kangana to leave [Filmistan]

Condensed from Sakshma Srivastav | - Mar 6, 2017| Did Karan Johar just ask Kangana Ranaut to leave Bollywood?! | Miss Kyra


Many weeks later Karan said, "She has the right to have an opinion…What is nepotism? Am I working with my son, daughter or nephew? What about those 15 filmmakers who are not from the film industry? No one will talk about Tarun Mansukhani, Shakun Batra, Shashank Khaitan or a Punit Malhotra … who came from no film background. I think that is the reverse of nepotism. As far as actors are concerned, I have launched just two of them i.e. Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan. Sidharth Malhotra was just 1/3rd of them and had nothing to do with the movies. So I really didn't get what she meant."

He further added, "What does she mean by 'movie mafia'? What does she think we are doing? Sitting here and not giving her work? I do that because maybe I am not interested in working with Kangana and that does not make me movie mafia, it makes me a man with an opinion. … People said 'she gave it off to Karan' and I would say of course, but I was gracious enough to keep everything. I cut none of it and I do edit so much of stuff from the show. I was like let the world see her opinion. … I want to conclude by saying I am done with Kangana playing the woman card and the victim card. You can't be a victim at every point of time who has a sad story to say as to how you have been terrorised by the bad world of industry. If that's the case, leave it."

vs. Ketan Mehta

(KoiMoi.com)

Filmmaker Ketan Mehta sent a legal notice to Kangana Ranaut for conniving with producer Kamal Jain and others to hijack Rani of Jhansi – The Warrior Queen, his most ambitious film project. According to Mehta, he had approached Kangana to play the role of Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi in his film in June 2015. The actress had publicly committed to doing the project with him in 2015 but later she announced another film titled Manikarnika – the Queen of Jhansi [slated to release in April 2018, and being directed by Krish].

“We also shared the script [with Ranaut], certain research material and a lot of discussions had happened. After this, suddenly we hear that she is doing a project with some other producer. I find this completely unethical,” he added.

vs. Lisa Haydon

The bond between Lisa and Kangana in Queen was lauded by critics and fans, but there was no warmth between the actors off screen. Lisa, in an interview, revealed that Kangana did not become friends with her during the film sets and was quite aloof. She told Mid-Day, "She (Kangana Ranaut) was in her own zone. She would just turn off. So, even if the chemistry is good in the film, it's because of the characters and not because we were bonding."

vs. Shahid Kapoor

Living with Shahid was a nightmare, says Kangana. Here's why she is the Queen of cold wars | Feb 2017| India Today


It's been a year that Kangana Ranaut's catfights, cold wars and legal battles with other Bollywood celebrities have made headlines.

And the recent to add to the long list of fights is her cold war with co-actor Shahid Kapoor on the sets of their upcoming film Rangoon. Buzz has it that the two shared cold vibes during the filming of Rangoon, and Kangana clarified her stand by saying that she doesn't go to film sets to befriend her co-actors.

If this wasn't enough, she recently added that sharing a cottage with Shahid during the shooting was a nightmare. She told Mid-Day, "We were shooting in a remote location where a little makeshift cottage was erected. Shahid and I were sharing the cottages with our respective teams. Every morning, I would wake up to this mad hip-hop music. And he would exercise listening to crazy trance and techno songs blasting from the speakers. I was fed up and wanted to shift out. Sharing the cottage with Shahid was a nightmare."

Her cold war with Shahid is not a one-of-its-kind event. Here's a look at the other ugly fights that Kangana was a part of.

vs. Prabhas

Shivkumar.H | Kangana Ranaut recalls working with Prabhas and how they hated each other | IndiaTimes/ The Times of India


Kangana Ranaut recalled the time she worked with Prabhas in the 2009 film ‘Ek Niranjan’. Remembering their unpleasant days on the sets, Kangana said that at that point, they used to fight a lot and that there was even a time when the two had a really intense argument and stopped talking to each other altogether.

Black magic woman?

Does Kangana really practice black magic?

TNN | Apr 28, 2016 The Times of India

Well, her ex-boyfriend surely believes so. In an interview to DNA, he has let out some spine-chilling details about the 'Queen' actress Kangana Ranaut. He being a metropolitan guy could have never believed in it but he had to believe otherwise. he narrates the series of incidents that led him to buy into it. "One day Kangana called me at home in the night to do some puja. I reached at 11.30 pm as the puja was to start at 12. She had a small guest room in her apartment and she had covered it in black, including black curtains. There were some random statues of God, fire all around, some scary things kept puja. She asked me to chant some mantras, and locked me in. I was terrified. I didn't do it and I came out and told her that I had. Then she started taking me to Pallavi frequently. One day, Pallavi said go to the graveyard at 12 am and throw these certain things. I was chilled to the bone! I didn't go."

I have no grudges against Kangana: Adhyayan Suman


This obviously was a cause of worry for his parents. He added,"My mother was very worried and she called the family's Panditji to come home and meet me. The first thing he asked me was: "Khana banati hai tumhare liye?" When I said yes, he said, "Apna impure blood milati hai khaane mein black magic ke liye. Being a metropolitan kid studying in London and New York, I was always away from things like astrology and black magic. I remember going to my Tarot reader after she started making me doing pujas. She told me she sensed a woman from pahadi region doing black magic on me. I knew only one person back then, my girlfriend Kangana, who used to go to Himachal for certain pujas there. My Tarot reader said she saw something really bad happening and warned me to get out of the relationship.

She told me, "You feel you want to come out of it and every time you make a decision of wanting to come out, you fail and are back at it again." I would tell people who said anything negative about her to f*** off. The physical violence had become so frequent in my relationship with her that any other guy would have hit her back. But I couldn't. Every time I was hit, I wanted to retaliate but my hands would just stop. I was scared as hell. I would cry to my PR every single night. I would drive down Marine Drive with a bottle of scotch on my lap, drunk. I got into a phase where I could not accept reality and thought it was better to be perpetually drunk all the time. I had reached a stage where I would have either died because of an overdose of alcohol or gone mental. My mom prayed a lot for me.

The same Pandit later on came on Salman's Dus Ka Dum also and he looked at Kangana in the middle of the show and said "Aap Pisachini (demoness) hai." She treated it as if it was a joke. It's there on national TV. My career stopped completely. I had a successful film 'Raaz 2' behind me but nobody wanted to talk about me. I started seeing this decline. My films were shutting down while she was achieving more success. Even talking about it scares me now..."

Thus spake Kangana Ranaut'

Kangana Ranaut's boldest statements March 23, 2017 | IndiaTimes/ The Times of India


After Kangana called Karan Johar the “flag bearer of nepotism” on his chat show, Karan shot back saying that he was fed up of seeing her play the ‘woman card’ and the ‘victim card’ and that if the actress had such a problem with the way Bollywood functions, she should think about quitting it.

Kangana, in conversation with Mumbai Mirror, she said, “Why is he trying to shame a woman for being a woman? What is this about the 'woman card' and the 'victim card'? This kind of talk is demeaning to all women, particularly the vulnerable because they are the ones who really need to use them. The 'woman card' might not help you become a Wimbledon champ, or win Olympic medals, or bag National awards. It might not even land you a job, but it can get a pregnant woman who feels her water is about to break a 'ladies' seat on a crowded bus. It can be used as a cry for help when you sense a threat. The same goes for the 'victim card', which women like my sister, Rangoli, who is a victim of an acid attack, can use while fighting for justice in court.”

She also added that she played the ‘badass card’ on his show and not the ‘victim card’ as he had mentioned. Kangana landed the final blow by saying that the industry is not a small studio given to Karan by his father and that KJo is “nobody” to tell her to leave it.

On her alleged affair with heartthrob Hrithik Roshan, which ultimately led to a nasty court battle.

In a recent interview with a portal, Kangana was asked about her views on the same and trust her to be unabashed about it. Admitting that it was only a matter of time before the matter came out in the open, Kangana said that “being naked” and revealing her stance to everyone has brought her closer to people.

The ‘Rangoon’ star went on to say that she has become “besharam” now. Kangana added that people continue to love her even when she is “a psychopath, wh**e, witch or a cheat”, and continue to respect her, which she considers an achievement. It is their love and respect that make her feel like she has finally arrived in the industry.

Trust Kangana Ranaut to speak her mind without a trace of doubt even when in public. The firebrand actress was completely nonchalant as she clarified her stand in the Hrithik issue. She said she was under feminist pressure to tell the world the sob story that she had. But she didn’t do so as she was in a consensual equation with an individual and she was capable of dealing with the stuff. While she never once did name Hrithik, the reference was evident. She further said that she does not want him to acknowledge their relationship in public anymore, and nor does she believe in keeping, sperm panties and gifts as ‘potential evidence for the future when he is trying to escape or say no.’ She believes that if any individual wants nothing to do with her and feels ashamed of her, to get rid of her, the only thing she will say to that individual is goodbye.

In a recent interview to Mumbai Mirror, the 'Queen' actress revealed how the entire legal brouhaha had taken a toll on her. "The last two months have been nerve-wracking. It came at a time when I had begun to question my own identity, doubt my achievements. It is my 10th year in the industry where I've made a place for myself on my own. I feel like I have been given another life."

On being asked about her beliefs, she said that she is an ardent Hindu and a staunch believer of Swami Vivekananda's teachings, the Gita, the Sanatan Dharma - and quantum physics. She also said that she feels extremely hurt when people have zero tolerance for other's religious beliefs. She said, "When people show a kind of xenophobia to others' religious practices and call them names and give them a bad light, that hurts. You know, within this country, we have so much shame and blame when it comes to religious practices. Why not? I'm very proud to be Hindu, I do puja, I do Navaratra puja in my house, Durga Maa's paath is essential, and I do upvaas also. So like I said, I love Sanatan and life is incomplete without the four yoga teachings of Swami Vivekananda. But nobody wants to talk about it."

Although Kangana's family is delighted right now, it wasn't the case when she was born.

I was a pain, not the kind of child an Indian parent would like to have'

Kangana quipped, "I have struggled for the last 10 years." Talking of her initial days of struggle, the actress was quoted in an IANS report as saying that, “It was no fairytale. I was nothing like I am today – I couldn’t speak a word of English. In England, people might be understanding of that, but in Mumbai if you don’t speak English, people would ask 'How does she expect to work in Hindi films?' Today I am who I am because my understanding of myself never changed.” Having grown up in a small town, Kangana asserts that as a girl she was at odds with Indian culture. "Perhaps the only expectation is that you grow up as a presentable young woman and get a decent spouse. I was a pain, not the kind of child an Indian parent would like to have," Kangana confessed.

Kangana Ranaut : “Meri cleavage na kisiko dikh jaaye, bachaa lo mujhe”

In a recent interview, the Queen of Bollywood Kangana Ranaut revealed some hilarious details on shooting some intimate scenes for the film Katti Batti. Kangana said that she reacts to an intimate scene as soon as she reads it. If she’s convinced about it and if she’s gets her character right, then it simply flows through. The bold actress also mentioned that as soon as she completes an intimate scene she does not go like ‘shawl kahan hai meri izzat bachaa lo! meri cleavage na kisiko dikh jaaye, bachaa lo mujhe!’

Kangana Ranaut's advce on break-ups

In a recent interview with Movies.ndtv.com, Kangana doled out some sound advice on going about with a break-up. The actress was quoted in the report revealing her classic break up line, Kangana said that while saying a good bye one should mention that they were on a charity project. She was further quoted in the report saying that one should binge on sugar and salt to flush everything out of their system.

In some recent interviews and media interactions, Kangana has stressed a lot on the unhealthy competition prevailing in Bollywood. She mentioned that her colleagues are conspiring against her and trying to pull her down. She also stated that other actresses, who are her contemporaries, have had no growth in whatever platform they were launched. According to a report on Pinkvilla.com these statements haven't gone down well with Bollywood actress Divya Dutta who tweeted "Did she really say that. Only one gets the oppurtunity to get the right thing at the right time. Be grateful coz there's a lot of talent around."

Kangana Ranaut plans to write an autobiography

She also frankly discusses the dark, dingy side of the tinsel town and her experience as a newcomer here. She reveals that hers was a journey of a thousand miles and that she didn’t fly first class into Mumbai. She had travelled in buses, taxis and trains, and even walked a lot. She further reveals that she had slept on the pavement, because she didn’t have a house. The daring actress boldy opened up how she was caught in traps and that she lodged police complaints against people. She claims to have seen the ugly side. However she very happily compares her past with her present saying that on the other hand she has also been awarded by the President twice, and that she is the highest-paid actress today.

Highest-paid actress Kangana Ranaut feels her fee is justified

Actress Kangana Ranaut, who is reportedly currently Bollywood’s highest-paid actress, says that her fee is justified. Rumours are rife that post the success of Queen and Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Kangana has signed a film for a whopping Rs 11 crore. At an event, Kangana was asked as to how did she feel being tagged as the highest-paid actress to which, Kangana replied, “I think the kind of roles or films I do it literally takes a year… so, I think it is justified.”

'Amitabh Bachchan is very childlike on the sets'

Kangana is a confident girl but admits to an attack of nerves when she recently shot for a commercial with Amitabh Bachchan. “It can get really nerve-racking when someone thinks so highly of you as a performer and has so much regard for you. I confided to Raju sir (Rajkumar Hirani) that I have never been so nervous working with any other actor. But Mr Bachchan, he's very childlike on the sets, he chats up everyone and that relaxed me. I hope some day we get to do a film together. Even Raju sir is keen to work with me and we're looking at scripts," she said.

Lashing out at journalists

Kangana Ranaut has not just come a long way on the career front but has also matured in real life. Setting an example of how to deal with media, Kangana gave a journalist a befitting reply on being asked a strange question during the promotions of her film Tanu Weds Manu Returns. When asked on which song she will dance at Ranbir Kapoor or Virat Kohli’s wedding, the Queen actress instantly burst into laughter and then went ahead to answer the media person. She asked the journalist, “Kya aap meri khilli udaa rahe hain? Main kya seedhi saadhi lagti hu aapko? Kuch bhi answer dungi kya?" (Are you making fun of me? Do I look naïve to you? Will I answer anything you ask?)

Refusing to endorse fairness creams

Kangana was offered a whopping Rs 2 crore deal to endorse a fairness cream but she turned down the offer. Talking to Hindustantimes.com, she clarified that she never understood the concept of fairness and that she did not want to set a bad example for the youth by endorsing a fairness cream brand. She added that even her sister, Rangoli, is dusky, yet beautiful and going ahead with this deal would mean that she was insulting her.

Strained relationships and heartbreak

In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, the Queen actress made a pretty bold statement when asked about her relationship status. She said, "It's good when you're in one (relationship) and not bad when you're not. Right now I'm not but I enjoy my time alone. Being in control of your libido is the best thing that can happen to you. I know the pain of a break-up, what it's like to be without work and food, to fail repeatedly. Some days I asked myself why I was the 'unlucky one'. But I didn't lose heart even when I was left with a broken heart. My troubles have made me a better person."

Wedding and marriage plans

The actress also asserted that one should not enter into wedlock due to any social pressure. “It (marriage) is an individual choice… whether he or she wants to get married or not. I believe it should be a choice and not a compulsion. I think we should not pressurise girls or boys for their future, marriage or anything. What do you want to become in life, do you want to get married, how do you want to live," the report quoted Kangana. “I think these things should not be forced upon due to society, as future of both the parties is spoiled. So one should get married when one feels like and not due to social pressure,” added the actress.

Gender equality in the film industry or the lack of it

Kangana Ranaut, who had won a National Award for her performance in Queen, says she will ensure someday that the wage disparity between men and women is bridged. According to a report on Movies.NDTV.com, the actress was quoted saying that that few people were trying like her and that it was still a very male dominated industry and that she was hopeful that at some point the pay between male and female actors would be equal and that she would ensure it.

Being an A-lister in B-grade films

Kangana Ranaut knows her worth and does not mince her words while putting it across. "When you are doing larger-than-life films with superstars, you don't get equal opportunities. Roles are written for them because the audience goes to watch them. But I want a role which is of equal importance," she said in an interview with Mumbai Mirror. She further added, "At 18, I wanted to work with the creme-de-la-creme because I thought that was the only way to be successful. But I don't think any A-lister has done as many B-grade films as I have. Today, all I want is 50:50 on paper."

Awards

  • 2006: Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer - Female for Gangster
  • 2007: GIFA Best Female Debut Award for Gangster
  • 2007: Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for Gangster
  • 2007: Stardust Superstar of Tomorrow - Female for Gangster
  • 2007: Zee Cine Award Best Female Debut for Gangster
  • 2007: IIFA Star debut for Gangster
  • 2007: AIFA Awards, Best Debut - Female for Gangster
  • 2007: Bollywood Movie Award - Best Female Debut for Gangster
  • 2008: Stardust Breakthrough Performance Award (Female) for Life In A... Metro
  • 2014: Filmfare award for Best Actor (Female) for Queen
  • 2016: National Film Award for Best Actress · Tanu Weds Manu Returns

Filmography

As an actor

2006 Gangster

2006 Woh Lamhe

2007 Life in a Metro

2007 Shakalaka Boom Boom

2008 Dhaam Dhoom

2008 Fashion

2009 Ek Niranjan

2009 Raaz: The Mystery Continues

2009 Vaada Raha... I Promise

2010 Knock Out

2010 Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai

2010 Kites

2010 No Problem

2011 Double Dhamaal

2011 Miley - Naa Miley - Hum

2011 Rascals

2011 Ready

2011 Tanu Weds Manu

2011 Game

2012 Tezz

2013 Krrish 3

2013 Rajjo

2013 Shootout at Wadala

2014 I Love NY

2014 Revolver Rani

2014 Ungli

2014 Queen

2015 Tanu Weds Manu Returns

2015 Katti Batti

2017 Rangoon

As a writer

2014 Queen (dialogues/ co-writer)

As a producer

2012 The Touch (Short)

As a director

2012 The Touch (Short)

See also

Private lives of Indian (Mumbai) stars

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