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Kangana’s sister Rangoli on acid attack: I underwent 57 surgeries

Actor Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli opens up about being an acid attack victim and what it took to survive it.

bollywood Updated: Mar 09, 2016 09:35 IST
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Kangana Ranaut with her elder sister Rangoli who was attacked with acid by an obsessed lover.

Actor Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli, an acid attack survivor, has spoken for the first time about the ordeal and the mental and physical trauma she went through. Rangoli, who moved to Mumbai for treatment lived with Kangana during that period and underwent 57 surgeries. “The physical pain was excruciating and at 23 the mental trauma was painful. I have lost one ear. I have lost 90% vision in one of my eyes. I have a dysfunctional breast. Acid attack is not a regular accident,” she said.

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Kangana has said she wanted to make a film on Rangoli’s life. “I told her I want to make a story on you. I want the rights of your life. I want to play you, me, everyone. She said yes it will be a very big flop film,” Kangana told reporters.

The actress was speaking at the new cover launch of Femina magazine. “On a serious note, I think her (Rangoli’s) life is far more interesting than my life, thanks to her husband who has been madly in love with her since day one. My life is not as exciting as Rangoli,” Kangana added.

A file picture of Rangoli (l) on her wedding day with sister Kangana Ranaut. (Twitter)

Along with immense physical pain, Rangoli also had to contend with mental trauma, “When it happened, I was unable to breathe because my windpipe was shrinking. Scars were the last thing on my mind then. I didn’t have the courage to face a mirror for three months. I was shaken up. My prerogative was struggling for my life because both my food and wind pipe were severely damaged.”

Rangoli spoke to where she talked at length about her trauma when an obsessed lover through acid on her face, reports DNA. Talking about the plastic surgery, she said that though plastic surgeries did come to her rescue but that too wasn’t an easy task. “Plastic surgery is not so easy. It doesn’t give you a new face. I had to get skin from thighs and get grafting done.It took 57 surgeries. The physical pain was excruciating and at 23 the mental trauma was painful.”

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Today, she manages Kangana’s work and has a family of her own.

First Published: Mar 08, 2016 18:37 IST

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