My films validate the fact that I’m valued by the industry: Kangana

Updated on Jul 25, 2015 04:01 PM IST
Kangana Ranaut calls her journey in Bollywood a "roller-coaster ride", says she considers herself "different"
Kangana Ranaut waves for the shutterbugs at the Mumbai airport while leaving for Delhi. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Kangana Ranaut waves for the shutterbugs at the Mumbai airport while leaving for Delhi. (Photo: Yogen Shah)
Hindustan Times | ByText: Prashant Singh; Photo: Satish Bate, Mumbai

She is, perhaps, the perfect example of an aspiring actor, who makes an impressive entry into Bollywood, builds high expectations among moviegoers, hits a career plateau, and then — overcoming criticisms and challenges — reaches for the sky again, making an everlasting impression. From her debut in Gangster (2006) to Queen (2014), Kangana Ranaut admits that her journey in the industry has been no less than a "roller-coaster ride".

After her first film, she was part of back-to-back hit outings such as Woh Lamhe (2006), Life In A... Metro (2007) and Fashion (2008). But after these films, her career went through a relatively rough patch.

In fact, towards the end of the decade, Kangana was being scrutinised for her ‘fashion diva’ image, her acting and even diction. But she proved her mettle by turning her weaknesses into strengths, and made people sit up and take notice of her performances in films such as Queen and the Tanu Weds Manu series. "It has been a roller-coaster ride; a completely unpredictable journey," says Kangana, adding, "When I joined the industry, I was a kid. I have been through a lot. Around that time, I could never imagine that I would ever see this day."

Today, the actor has reached a point that whatever she says makes headlines, and what she wears makes sartorial statements. “Every person has some special qualities. I am a very aware person; I can analyse the way I walk or talk. And I see constant growth in the way I conduct myself and the way I want to be,” she says.

Kangana is currently content with her work life. "The kinds of films I’m doing validates the fact that I’m valued by the industry.,” she says, adding, "I have not reached my 10 on 10 as of now. But as a person, I am very individualistic and extremely unusual. So, I should surely get a 10 on 10 for being the person I am (laughs)."

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