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Kangana turns 14 in Bollywood, gets nostalgic about first award

The actor spoke about how she won best actress award for Gangster and did not have the finances to travel to Singapore to collect her award

Published: 28th April 2020

Kangana Ranaut made her Bollywood debut exactly 14 years ago with Anurag Basu's Gangster. She went down memory lane and recalled how she won her first best actress award for the film.

On the 14th anniversary of her debut film, Kangana revealed she did not have the finances to even travel to Singapore to collect her award, and a friend collected it on her behalf.

She said, "I had no idea that I was nominated. When the team was leaving for the event, they asked me about my travel plans. I had no idea how to go to Singapore, where to stay, and I was too embarrassed to even ask my crew about ticket prices. So I missed that opportunity."

"When I won, Bobby Singh, DOP of Gangster and Queen, who is sadly no more, called and said he is getting my trophy. I was thrilled and it's one of my fondest memories," she added.

Over the past 14 years, Kangana has won three National Awards — as Best Supporting Actress in 2009 for Fashion, and Best Actress awards for Queen (2015) and Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2016). She is also a recipient of Padma Shri, besides numerous popular film awards.

Her upcoming projects include Thalaivi, where she essays late Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa, besides the action film Dhaakad, and Tejas, where she plays an Air Force Pilot.

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