I was teary-eyed and nervous: Kangana
Kangana Ranaut is one of the most soughtafter actors in B-Town today. When she isn’t working, the 28-year-old often travels across the world to address audiences at various events. One such recent event was the Women In The World Summit held in London where she shared the stage with Hollywood stars Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman. “For someone like me, who comes from a small village, to be able to represent our country was a big achievement. I was shivering before going on stage. I was teary-eyed and nervous. I didn’t know the questions they would ask me, so I chanted the Gayatri Mantra. I just went along with the conversation, and got a good response,” says Kangana, recalling the experience.
The actor’s 2014 hit, Queen, co-starring Rajkummar Rao, was recently screened in Paris, France, and received an overwhelming response from the audience and the critics. Ask her if a sequel to the film is on the cards, and she says, “Vikas (Bahl; director) and I have spoken about it. Many people have told us that we should take the character forward. But Vikas and I have always believed that Queen was a complete story, and we have nothing more to tell from her (Rani’s) perspective.”