Actor Kangana Ranaut, who debuted in Bollywood with Gangster (2006) and whose latest release Shootout At Wadala also did well, feels that gangster thrillers are lucky for her. “I think gangster-based films are very lucky for me. My debut film Gangster in 2006 was successful, then came Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai and now Shootout At Wadala,” the 26-year-old said at the success bash of Shootout At Wadala, recently.
Directed by Sanjay Gupta, Shootout At Wadala is the story of Mumbai police’s first official encounter in which they shot dead gangster Manya Surve. In the film, John Abraham plays Manya, while Kangana is seen as his love interest.
In her seven-year-long career, Kangana tried her hands at romance and comedy as well with Woh Lamhe, Double Dhamaal and Tanu Weds Manu. These films did well at the box office and Kangana too got accolades for her performances. “I think, in these kind of films, people have appreciated me,” she added.
Asked about her reaction on being sidelined in favour of other heroines Priyanka Chopra, Sunny Leone and Sophie Choudry during Shootout At Wadala promotions, Kangana said, “It’s producers’ decision how they want to promote their film. Actors should not interfere in such things... These are minor things, so there is no point feeling sad. Moreover, whatever is best for the film should be done,” she added.
She concluded by saying: “I have been working since I was 17 and have completed seven years here. So when you have that much experience, you know that films come and go. They are not everything. We do also have our own life.”