Kangana Ranaut opens up about Bollywood and how she shrunk after success
Kangana Ranaut is the indisputable Queen of Bollywood and she likes to talk, talk and talk a lot. The actor has wowed audiences with her performance on screen and is widely known for her upfront statements. There's just no one like her in the business. Right from sparking the nepotism debate on Karan Johar's talk show Koffee With Karan, taking a sly dig at Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt to tagging Bollywood for not supporting her film Manikarnika, the girl has always been outspoken and unfiltered. But seems like this time, Kangana was in a humble mood and, in an interaction with an entertainment portal, Miss Ranaut spoke about how she landed in Bollywood; what she felt when she reached the highest peak in his career.
While talking about her experience, Kangana Ranaut revealed, "People assume that I came to Mumbai to become a movie star — I’ve never said that. I left home because I was missing something in my life and I wanted to find out that missing part of me. In the process, one thing led to another and I found myself doing a shoot, some modelling, and eventually landing a movie. I thought success is all I need. It’s around that time that I discovered Swami Vivekananda’s teachings. I dived into it head-on. He is all about being very systematic and methodical; he makes you a doer. He came to me at a turning point in my life. I did my sadhana, I focussed on my yoga and I became this career-obsessed person."
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"It took me eight years, and I finally tasted the success that I wanted. But when success came, it was like a slap on my face. It felt like nothing. That’s when things got really bad for me. So bad that I felt like I’m shrinking. It was unbearable," the actress added.
After the success of her last flick, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Kangana is now gearing up for her next, Mental Hai Kya, opposite Rajkummar Rao which will make it to the theatres in May. She also has two more films in her kitty, Panga and Jayalalithaa’s biopic.