Kangana Ranaut is one of the most sought-after actors in B-Town today. When she isn’t working, Kangana often travels across the world to address audiences at various events. The latest such function was the Women In The World Summit that took place in London, UK, where she shared the stage with Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman. “For someone like me, who comes from a small village, to be able to represent our country was a big achievement. I was shivering before going on stage. I was teary-eyed and nervous. I didn’t know the questions they would ask me, so I chanted the Gayatri Mantra. I just went along with the conversation, and got a good response,” says Kangana.
Meanwhile, she is looking forward to working with film-makers Vishal Bhardwaj, Hansal Mehta and Ketan Mehta in their respective projects. She also says that she is currently in talks with choreographer Bosco Martis for a dance-based film. “It’s a very exciting project, but we’re still figuring out the dates,” says the actor, who, despite having a busy schedule, reveals that she manages to find time for herself. “I don’t read the news too often, or surf the Internet. Some people do that. I don’t know how much I’m being spoken about. Once a film’s promotions are done, I choose to lie low, and enjoy time with myself. When you work for 10 years, you can’t afford to be out there all the time. You need to go back, refuel, and then return. I like that approach,” she says.
Kangana’s 2014 hit, Queen, was recently screened in Paris, France, and received an overwhelming response. Ask her if a sequel is on the cards, and the 28-year-old says, “Vikas (Bahl; director) and I have spoken about it. Many people have told us that we should take the character forward. But Vikas and I have always believed that Queen was a complete story, and we have nothing more to tell from her (Rani’s) perspective,” she says.
Watch: Kangana Ranaut in London Thumakda from Queen