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Kangana to attend event in London alongside Meryl Streep

Kangana Ranaut will attend the Women In The World summit alongside names like Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Queen Rania of Jordan.

bollywood Updated: Oct 02, 2015 19:14 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times
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Kangana Ranaut during the promotion of film Katti Batti at MMK College Festival in Mumbai on Aug 25, 2015.(IANS)

Kangana Ranaut has a packed schedule. A couple of days back, she walked the ramp to launch her fashion line. Soon after the event, she flew to Paris, France, to attend the Paris Fashion Week as a front-row attendee.

And now, we have learnt that the actor will be flying to London, UK, from the French capital, to attend the prestigious Women In The World summit on October 9. Interestingly, Kangana will share the stage with global icons like Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Queen Rania of Jordan, among others.

Kangana is the first-ever female star from Bollywood to participate in the summit, which will take place in London for the first time. “Since the purpose of the event is to bring together stories from inspiring and courageous women from across the world, the organisers felt that Kangana fit the bill perfectly, as she represents today’s young India,” says an insider.

Meryl Streep (AP)

Apparently, Kangana has been invited to talk about the entertainment industry’s obsession to impose “artificial and unrealistic images of women” on screen. “The conversation will also explore how Kangana, as an actor, has boldly resisted that pressure, and defined a new kind of role model for young women in India,” adds the insider.

Carey Mulligan (AP)

Although Kangana couldn’t be reached for a comment, sources close to her insist that the actor is “extremely excited to share her story” on such a reputed stage. The summit, in the past, has had guests like politician Hillary Clinton, actors Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren and former USA presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

First Published: Oct 02, 2015 19:14 IST