Kangana Ranaut on Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone and other contemporaries: They pretend I don't exist

Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 13 January 2019, 07:38 AM
Alia Bhatt, Kangana Ranaut and Deepika Padukone./ Image: Instagram
Alia Bhatt, Kangana Ranaut and Deepika Padukone./ Image: Instagram

Since her debut in 2006 with Mahesh Bhatt’s Gangster, Kangana Ranaut has come a long way. She has proved her versatility and won millions of hearts with her charisma and spectacular acting skills. In the past few years, she has delivered both commercial and critically acclaimed films in the form of Tanu Weds Manu Return and Queen. And now, the actress is all set to rule the box-office again with her next film, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, a biopic on Rani Laxmibai. With the film, Kangana will be making her directorial debut as well. 

During an interaction with News 18, the talented actor spoke about how she has always praised her contemporaries and their movies, without any inhibitions. She said, ''I don't feel so threatened by anyone around. You know like you see I will praise Alia or I would praise Anushka or I would praise everyone. I never shied away from going to Deepika's Piku trial. Everyone I have praised in my capacity. Sonakshi's Lootera I saw and the whole year I praised her. I don't get threatened. Why don't I see same sort of...why is everyone like, "Oh, oh, oh she doesn't exist"? Why is that going on? I exist. My film has crossed millions and millions of views and it is one of the most promising films of this year. So when they pretend I don't exist...nobody ever talks about my teasers or trailers."

Kangana was further quizzed if she feels like an island, to which she replied, "It is not about being an Island. You see other film industry also, you don't have to come out of each other's ass but people exist. When I saw Raazi, I praised it. I didn't think whose film it is. It is a film. That is it. It doesn't belong to an individual, it belongs to society. I don't see a film and think, "Oh, this person's film so maybe I shouldn't look at that side" or something like that. I don't feel like that."

Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is all set to hit the silver screens on January 25, 2019. 

First Published: Sunday, January 13, 2019 07:37 AM
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