I did not back out of 'Ghajini': Kangana Ranaut
Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut, who has won critical as well as audience acclaim for her roles in `Tanu Weds Manu` and `Krrish 3`, considers herself as a stubborn and difficult person in real life.
Besides her acting skills, Kangana has been in news for her fall out with actors and filmmakers like Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Gupta, Anurag Basu and others.
"I am not a very easy person to be with, I am very stubborn. I have hang ups. I am not one of those people expected to do the expected. But at the same time I have always taken the responsibility of my actions," Kangana said in an interview here.
"It is not that I am having more friends now than earlier. It is the same people who did not like me and never liked me, and same people who liked me earlier. So nothing has changed, it is all the same," she said.
Recently, superstar Aamir Khan had said on `Koffee with Karan` that Kangana is the sexiest lady in Bollywood. Earlier, there were reports of their fall out over `Ghajini` where Kangana was likely to play the leading lady in the film.
"I did not back out of 'Ghajini', I was never offered the role. There were some auditions going on and some team had called me for a small part, but later on they had taken someone else. I don`t know if the news reached Mr Khan or he was aware about this. It is flattering (on his comment), I have always liked his working style, he is an intellectual and honest. I look upto him," the actress said.
Kangana is looking forward to the release of her film `Queen`, the trailer of which was released recently and got positive response. She plays a Delhi girl who goes to her honeymood in Amsterdam and Paris all alone after things go wrong in her marriage.
"I won`t say that I did not expect good comments from it (trailer). I know the film is good. Before the trailer was cut, they had shown it to many people. I was getting good response from the film industry including top actors who messaged me. I wasn`t expecting it (good response) as it is an unusual film without big heroes. I am glad that it is getting attention," she said.
Looking at the trailer of `Queen`, one would feel there is
some similarity between her character in it and her hit film `Tanu Weds Manu` but Kangana disagrees.
"There is no similarity. Tanu was overtly confident, would manipulate men, misuse her looks and charm to an extent that she wouldn`t mind breaking hearts. In `Queen`, she is someone who cannot stand, she has lost confidence and self esteem and her look is different," she said.
Since Kangana is quite different in real life from her role in `Queen`, it took a while for her to transform herself into the skin of the character.
"From childhood I am overtly confident, my parents were shocked how I used to do and say certain things. It was difficult for me to understand the psychology of someone who would behave or walk like they have done something wrong," she said.
In `Queen`, Kangana`s character goes on a honeymoon alone. The actress says it is a travel film, she has to travel on her own, it changes her life forever and that is the philosophy of the film. In real life, she said her favourite honeymoon destination would be Switzerland and Paris.
The film, directed by Vikas Bahl, also stars Lisa Hayden and Rajkumar Yadav in main roles and releases next month.
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