Kangana Ranaut the lead of recent release ‘Simran’ was present at the Jagran Film Festival on Friday. During media interaction the actress said her upcoming film’s character Jhansi has shown her a side that she needed to see at this point of my life.
Her upcoming film literally titles her the Queen once again , ‘Manikarnika The Queen of Jhansi’ while talking about the film Kangana said, “I think somewhere a character that you play effects you and the way you think. When I was playing a cancer patient in ‘Katii Batti’, I was suddenly exposed to my mortality and I was never the same after the film. With ‘Manikarnika The Queen of Jhansi’ the way she a 28 yr old so fearlessly just set herself on fire for a cause. There is something so amazing, that is infectious and it makes you feel small.
What are you so worried about, these small comforts and these small luxuries and these small achievements that you have for credit, you feel so possessive of it and people have let go of so much more for the bigger picture. I do feel like this character has shown me a side of me that I need to see at this point of my life.”
The Queen Actress was asked if it’s true that she turned films down because they didn’t offer a sole protagonist role, to which she stated, “I am going to go for something which is going to stimulate my mind. Otherwise I am going to be sleep walking through the film’s process. Sultan at that point of time was a great character for a girl to play but I couldn’t see myself in it. And coming from a double role space and doing so much more in my earlier films, I felt why should I demote myself to into doing something which is not offering me more.”
Since recent controversies have flared up around Kananga there are many trolls going around the net, when asked if she pay attention to them she said, “I am not on social media and I definitely don’t go through all the trolls that I might be a part of. I don’t go on any platform to because it’s very upsetting. Sometimes I get feedback from my digital team and some things at times are so disturbing they can scar you for life and you don’t want to go through that.”
Kangana debuted in 2004’s Gangster, while she has been a part of many films ever since the actress reached high fame with filmslike ‘Tanu wed manu’ 2011 and ‘Queen’ in 2014.
Her future projects include, ‘Manikarnika—The Queen of Jhansi’, a biopic on Rani of Jhansi, helmed by the director Krish. Ranaut will also be making her production and directorial debut with an English language short film entitled ‘The Touch’. She co-wrote the screenplay with an Australian writer for the short film.