Ever since her last release Queen, Kangana Ranaut has been inundated with calls from people praising her performance in the Vikas Bahl movie.
"Two-three days after the release, the momentum started building. Ever since, my phone hasn’t stopped ringing. I have also moved into a new place (in Bandra)… amidst all the praise… everything has been so dreamy," says Kangana, who still seems to be coming to terms with all the admiration.
Life became even more ‘dreamy’ for her a few days ago when Amitabh Bachchan too praised her. "A delivery boy had come home with a huge bouquet of flowers and a handwritten note. My sister Rangoli accepted it and told me something special had come for me. When I found out that it was Mr Bachchan’s letter, it was an out-of-the-world feeling. My hands were literally shaking while I was reading all the beautiful things he had written; like what I have accomplished is what everyone strives for, and so on," she says.
Not just Big B, but the three Khans — Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir — have also praised and congratulated her.
"Shah Rukh Khan told my director, 'I am from Delhi, and Kangana has played the character so beautifully... since I am playing a Delhi guy in my next film, I will take tips from her.' That’s a mind-boggling compliment," says Kangana.
Salman Khan, who was shooting in Delhi when he called her, said he was hearing great things about her. "He also said, 'I am very proud of you.' Aamir Khan told me that this film is important not just for me, but for all the girls and boys of the country," says the overwhelmed actor, admitting that she never expected any of this.
"Sometimes, with all the praise, I just break down. Even in my wildest dreams, I never imagined that I would earn not only the respect of the people from the industry, but also their love."