People are waiting for me to fail: Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut has battled her way facing sexism, harassment and heartbreaks to emerge as one of the most powerful contemporary leading stars and the actor believes there are people waiting for her to fail.

Kangana established herself by playing characters dealing with emotional turmoil in her earlier films like “Gangster”, “Woh Lamhe” and “Fashion”, before gaining stardom with “Queen” and subsequently headlining powerful women oriented movies.

Though she delivered hits and cemented her position, Kangana’s crashing of recent projects “Simran” and “Rangoon” were more talked about.

“I do feel there are people waiting for me to fail,” Kangana told PTI.

“That there are people who are waiting to to prove to themselves that she’s not a real deal, to make themselves feel better. My failure is important to them.”

The 31-year-old actor, known to speak her mind, said while a certain section will look at her in a particular light but her world view is extremely positive and she wouldn’t change that.

“Even though I can realise or feel, I can never be like them or feel through them. I understand their cynicism but I can never be them. Personally, I’ve never waited for anyone to fail. That’s why I think I could do what I did in my life.

“That inherent positivity that I have in me. I praise everyone regardless of who they are or what they think of me is actually something I live by. I’m not a double faced person. What others feel I’m not concerned about that,” she added.

Kangana is currently gearing up for her ambitious epic-drama “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi”.

The actor underwent a rigorous and “exhaustive” physical and emotional exercise to tap into the character of Rani Lakshmibai, one of the key leaders in the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

Things changed, however, when she had to also turn director after the original helmer, Krish, was not available to re-shoot a chunk of the project.

Kangana said she was aware when the news dropped that she will now helm the project, there was wide spread skepticism around her.


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