I believe in pushing my own boundaries: Kangana Ranaut
The actor opens up about her latest biographical period film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi
National Award-winning actor Kangana Ranaut is gearing up for the release of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, which is scheduled for release in August. The epic biographical film is based on the life of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi, and Kangana plays the lead role.
The actor reveals that she met with a nerve-racking accident while shooting the film. "It left me with a scar on my forehead. But when I look back now, I carry this scar with pride. I am nowhere close to Jhansi Ki Rani, but her story definitely gave me courage and strength to do this physically challenging part," she says.
She is also a part of the psychological thriller Mental Hai Kya, in which she shares screen space with her Queen co-star Rajkummar Rao. Kangana hopes the audience will like this film too. "Success or failure is not in our hands, but the script is nice and we are having a good time shooting the film," says the actor, who is currently busy filming this project.
After that, she will start working on Ashwini Iyer Tiwari's sports drama in which she plays a kabaddi player. "I am really looking forward to working with her," says Kangana.
Experimentation has been a constant in Kangana's career. "I believe in taking the road less travelled, discovering new things about myself and pushing my own boundaries to reach a newer, better, fitter and stronger space," says the actor, who has won the National Award thrice for Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Queen and Fashion.
The 31- year-old has faced tough times in the industry, but says that has not changed her as a person. "I am a straightforward person. I have always said exactly what is on my mind and voiced my opinion on what I believe is right -- whether it is in my personal life, or professional. My experiences, whether good or bad, have definitely helped me evolve and made me who I am today."
Working hard and giving her best to everything that she does, have been key according to Kangana. "The best feeling is being able to do something you think you wouldn't be able to. It is this high that pushes me to brave any obstacles laid out for me."