I was teary-eyed and ner­vous: Kan­gana

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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.”

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