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Here's why Bollywood queen Kangana Ranaut calls herself a star now

bollywood Updated: Sep 15, 2015 09:05 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times
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Kangana Ranaut (Photo: Yogen Shah)

She is known to be one of the toughest ladies in Bollywood. And yet, recently, a film's premiere in Paris made her cry! From making her acting debut in Bollywood at the age of 19, to becoming the highest paid female actor in the film industry — Kangana Ranaut has come a long way. However, her journey has not been bereft of struggles. These struggles, she says, have made her tough over the years. But last week, the 28-year-old couldn’t control her emotions during the premiere of her hit film, Queen (2014), in Paris, France.

Kangana in a still from Queen.

Kangana Ranaut

, who was widely appreciated for her performance in Vikas Bahl's Queen, "I don’t cry under any circumstances. But this time, I was in tears. I can now call myself a star. Before this (premiere), I always felt like an actor. It was an overwhelming feeling," says Kangana. Kangana Ranaut was honoured with the

National Award

for Best Actress for her role in the movie.

Watch: Kangana shakes a leg in Queen

Also read: Never expected Queen to win a National Awards, says Kangana

The actor’s performance received a thunderous response from the international audience. The


premiere took place at Gaumont Opéra Premier, an auditorium that can seat over 750 people. "The venue was packed. After the screening, all you could hear were claps and whistles," says an insider. Kangana also reveals that she shares a "special connect" with Paris.

Watch London Thumakda from Queen

Kangana Ranaut

had first visited the city several years ago when her flight to New York, USA, had a layover in the French capital. She says that back then, she had thought that "if she ever gets to spend a few days in Paris, that will be great". "Maybe God heard my prayers. Queen was shot in Paris, and now this," she adds.

Kangana will next be seen in Imran Khan-starrer Katti Batti that hits theatres on September 18.

Also read: Queen review