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There was a time when brands didn’t like my image: Kangana

Actor Kangana Ranaut said there were a number of brands who did not want to be associated with her in the past. Now, things are different, she feels.

bollywood Updated: Feb 27, 2016 19:51 IST
Shalvi Mangaokar
Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut recently attended the International Fleet Review in Visakhapatnam.(PTI)

Kangana Ranaut and Aamir Khan were among the few coveted personalities who recently attended a special dinner organised during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Mumbai. Needless to say, Kangana was happy to have been a part of such a prestigious event.

“It felt good. I recently attended the International Fleet Review as well. And this time they asked me to be there for the dinner. We were on the adjacent table to Mr. Modi. I like going to such events. To be honest, I really admire Mr. Modi. He has such a wonderful life story. He is a visionary.”

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However, the 28-year-old says things were not always this way. “I remember being someone who people were embarrassed of being associated with. And now, I am this very important brand in the country. I remember the time when brands didn’t like my image... they found it controversial, to now, things have changed,” says Kangana, adding, “This is a time where people are embracing the woman that I am; and I think my story is appealing to people. I think it’s about coming from that kind of a background, having to struggle a lot… people embrace that about me.”

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Yet, along her journey she says that there were several tough phases as well. “At one point, I hit rock bottom, and got very insignificant roles and kind of got lost in the crowd for many years…” At the moment, Kangana feels that there’s a huge change in society’s approach towards women: “Today, there’s a lot of acceptance for a woman who is ambitious, who is okay with running away from her house for putting her ambitions forward,” she says.