Kangana Ranaut Speaks on her National Award, Bollywood Industry, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Hrithik Roshan and her Career

Since ‘Queen’ released, Kangana Ranaut has been in the news here and there giving sensible and WTF statements. Earlier this week when the National Awards were announced, Kangana was ecstatic to find out that she was the recipient of the Best Actress award for ‘Queen’. After giving out statements and saying who congratulated her on the win, Kangana is back with a new interview where she talks about how the industry treated her, her relationship with Priyanka Chopra and Hrithik Roshan, what Salman Khan told her and her film choices.

Kangana Ranaut Speaks on her National Award, Bollywood Industry, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Hrithik Roshan and her Career

 

Kangana Ranaut on winning the Best Actress National Award

It has still not sunk in. My father called and said that this was the best birthday present I could have hoped for. I was tearyeyed as I had just turned 28 the day before.

Kangana Ranaut Speaks on her National Award, Bollywood Industry, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Hrithik Roshan and her Career

 
Kangana Ranaut on the National Awards

It’s one thing to be called a good actor – I was called a powerhouse talent right from my debut in Gangster – but the National Award is something else. It isn’t a TRP-driven event with item numbers. It takes into account regional cinema too, making the competition tougher. That is why I respect it.

Kangana Ranaut Speaks on her National Award, Bollywood Industry, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Hrithik Roshan and her Career

 

Kangana Ranaut on how the National Awards changed her life

At one point, I was ill-treated, considered untouchable and rude things were said to me, despite no provocation from my side. I was mocked for my accent and then they made fun of my dressing sense. And most of all I was crucified for being an outsider in an island full of people with lineage. It was scary.

Kangana Ranaut Speaks on her National Award, Bollywood Industry, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Hrithik Roshan and her Career

 

Kangana Ranaut on Priyanka Chopra

I remember how Priyanka, who was already a superstar during Fashion, became friends with me, despite my ‘outsider’ status. It touched me and even surprised me. It’s a relationship that both of us cherish till now.

Kangana Ranaut Speaks on her National Award, Bollywood Industry, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Hrithik Roshan and her Career

 

Kangana Ranaut on the media misquoting her

I was shocked when a report quoted me saying that I deserved all the awards she got for Mary Kom. I immediately called her in California and cleared the air. We chatted for over half an hour. That’s the equation we share.

Kangana Ranaut Speaks on her National Award, Bollywood Industry, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Hrithik Roshan and her Career

 

Kangana Ranaut on doing silly films like Rascals, Miley Na Miley Hum and Double Dhamaal

I had hit rock-bottom and these were the films that kept me afloat. It is very difficult to survive in an expensive city like Mumbai and I was doing whatever work I got. These films are an integral part of my journey, definitely not a reason for regret.

Kangana Ranaut Speaks on her National Award, Bollywood Industry, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Hrithik Roshan and her Career

 

Kangana Ranaut on getting to work with her dream directors

I had a wish-list of directors I wanted to work with. It included Sujoy Ghosh, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Nikhil Advani, Vishal Bhardwaj. I’m working with all of them. It’s as good as it gets.

Kangana Ranaut Speaks on her National Award, Bollywood Industry, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Hrithik Roshan and her Career

 

Kangana Ranaut on whether she’s dating Hrithik Roshan

Right now, I’m single.

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