My film journey has been a roller-coaster ride, says Kangana Ranaut

Last Updated: May 11, 2013, 13:29 PM IST

Mumbai: National-award winning actress Kangana Ranaut, who registered her first hit this year with `Shootout at Wadala`, says the ups and downs in her filmy career have all been worth it as she got to work with big names and bigger projects.

After tasting success with `Gangster`, `Fashion`, `Once Upon A Time In Mumbai`, `Raaz-2`, `Tanu Weds Manu`, the 26-year-old also went through her share of flops in `Tezz`, `Miley na Miley Hum`, `Knock Out`, `No Problem` and `Rascals` among others. But this year looks promising to her as she has an interesting range of movies lined up for release.

"I have been very lucky to have worked with some of the biggest names and been part of some interesting projects. My journey has been a roller coaster but it has all been worth it," Kangana told reporters in an interview here.

Ask her how she deals with success and failure, she says, "I don`t let the two of them get to my head."

In `Shootout at Wadala`, Kangana played the love interest of gangster Manya Surve, essayed by John Abraham.

"I am glad that the film has done well. And ironically in films where I have played a gangster`s moll have been successes. But I don`t read too much into it. I`m an actor and at the end of the day delivering a good solid performance is my priority," she said.

The actress is gearing up to play a nautch girl in her next film `Rajjo`, to be directed by newcomer Vishwas Patil. The film will trace the journey of a nautch girl who goes on to become a classical dancer.

"There was a lot of research that went into my role for `Rajjo`. I have visited `kothas` and met with women working there to understand their body language and mindset," she said.

Next, she would be seen in Vikas Bahl`s `Queen`. The film
reportedly will see Kangana playing the role of a small town girl whose boyfriend ditches her right before their marriage.

"Its an exciting role about a girl from Delhi who sets out on her honeymoon all by herself. I had a great time shooting for `Queen` and it`s different from what I have done before," she said.

Apart from this, she will be seen in Tigmanshu Dhulia`s home production film `Revoler Rani` and Rakesh Roshan`s much talked about `Krrish 3`.