Kangana Ranaut has sure had a very tough 2018. With debates on nepotism still continuing, her battle with Apurv Ansari over Simran, the bombing of Simran and her constant struggle against Hrithik Roshan – it sure is a year that Kangana Ranaut will remember. But the Queen actress is not so fragile after all, and we’re all well aware of that because she takes everyday as a new challenge and it shows, in her and in her craft. While speaking to a leading daily, Ranaut spoke about her not so eventful 2018 and what has she learned from it, “People were trying to put me behind bars, can you believe that? They should make a film on my life also (laughs uncontrollably). This year, I have Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Mental Hai Kya and Panga, all of these are exciting subjects. I personally feel that life moves like a wave. I have had a really horrible time and I hope it changes this year. 2018 was bad. My films weren’t working, cases were filed against me; it was going really downhill, till a point, it couldn’t go any further down. But you never know; life has a way of surprising you. Hopefully, it will change for the better.”
Ranaut went on to further talk about being cornered by some industry people, and taking names, said, “I did feel cornered, especially after Simran’s failure. Script writer Apurva Asrani, filmmakers Ketan Mehta, Karan Johar and Rakesh Roshan and some others singled me out for criticism. The industry was having these intense meetings to make sure I was put in my place. Probably that was the only phase when I felt suffocated. It makes me feel suffocated even now when I think about it. Ketan went to the Economic Offences Wing (EOW), Aditya Pancholi filed a case and Rakesh Roshan continued to say he would ‘reveal’ something. However, all of this didn’t go anywhere.”
The Tanu Weds Manu actress added, “The EOW withdrew the case. Nothing came out of that propaganda, they did. As for nepotism, Karan had to apologise. But at that time, I felt I couldn’t take it anymore because there were six-seven things happening simultaneously and I was the lone target.”
On the work front, Kangana Ranaut will be next seen in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, which releases on January 25.
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