Bollywood queen Kangana Ranaut is one of the leading actresses in Indian film industry. She made heads turn with her debut film Gangster, which was helmed by Anurag Basu. In her 15 year-long careers, the actress has given several blockbuster films like Queen, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, Tanu Weds Manu, and Tanu Weds Manu Returns.
In her film career, she has also refused a quite few good films like Vidya Balan-starrer ‘The Dirty Picture.
In an exclusive chat with Times of India, Kangana Ranaut reveals why she refused the film and does she regret taking such a decision in the retrospect. Kangana said, I think ‘The Dirty Picture’, just like I always said, turned out to be so wonderful! But I don’t think I would have done it better than Vidya Balan because she was terrific in that. But yes, sometimes I feel that I didn’t see the potential in that film. I was not given anything on the platter.
Kangana further said, “A dialogue in my upcoming film goes, ‘If life gave me an ounce, I gave it back a pound’ and similarly, I made so much from my off-beat films! I became a mainstream star from parallel or off-beat films only. I have completely made the most of my opportunities, multiplied the outcome of my opportunities into another proportion altogether. I have never done one of those conventional films of Rajkumar Hirani or Sanjay Leela Bhansali or even Dharma Productions, YRF or any of the Khans’ films. I have done none of that but still, I’m the top leading actress who has made a name for herself. It is a case study on its own. Though I failed to see the opportunity in ‘The Dirty Picture’, I don’t regret it.”