Himachal beauty Kangana Ranaut rose to fame after giving hard hitting performances in Anand Lal Rai’s “Tanu weds Manu” and Vikas Bahl’s “Queen”. She is known in bollywood for two broad things, firstly, her immense acting skills, and secondly, her bold and blunt nature. Once a small town struggling actor, and now the queen of bollywood, Kangana has always managed to leave a mark. We love how the queen of bollywood never misses a chance to give strong statements whenever she’s asked for her opinions. Here are some strong statements given by Kangana Ranaut that are completely badass.
- On rejecting the offer to promote a fairness cream brand:
She said, “Ever since I was a kid, I have never understood the concept of fairness. Especially, in such a case, as a celebrity, what kind of an example would I be setting for younger people? I have no regrets about turning this offer down. As a public figure, I have responsibilities. My sister is dusky, yet beautiful. If I go ahead and be a part of this campaign, then, in a way, I would be insulting her. If I can’t do that to my sister, then how can I do that to the entire nation?”
- On standing up herself:
She said, “My father slapped me for the first time and i told him, ‘If you slap me, i will slap you back’. I felt raising your hand on anybody is inappropriate and always had a high regard on myself”.
- On growing up in a conservative family:
Kangana revealed her thoughts on growing up in a conservative family and said “Girls are never encouraged to be something or do something. My father had unrealistic expectations from my brother while I just stood in the corner.” She explained that even after struggling, when she was unable to get a break, her family kept calling her to give up and return, but she was adamant. “My father called and said “did you learn your lesson? I said, no. Better get ready to learn yours”.
- On her ten years of struggle in Bollywood
Explaining her struggle in bollywood she said, “There are no free lunches, right? So when you are naive, you are young, you do fall for those very conventional traps. My struggle was very typical, where you meet bad people and then you meet good people and then you finally have a breakthrough”.
- On being physically abused:
She was once physically abused and recalling the incident she told,” When this man who used to be my father’s age, he hit me so hard that my head was…I fell on my head on the floor and it started to bleed. I must have been 17 or something. I picked up my sandal and I hit his head hard and it started to bleed as well. That day I thought I am actually a born fighter, it made me a total badass”.
- On why she did films like “Rascals” and “Dhamaal”
She said “we have to earn our bread and butter and sometimes we have limited options. As somebody who is self dependent and doesn’t really have any other job, I have to keep working, and doing something or the other.”
- When she accused Karan Johar for being the flag-bearer of nepotism:
Kangana was invited on Karan Johar’s chat show and when she was asked to express her feelings for karan, she said ,” if she ever writes a biography, she will see to it that it will have a chapter on nepotism written by Karan!” She made several strong statements like this. So much so, that at one point, even Karan didn’t know what to say.
Dear Kangana Ranaut, we love you the way you are!