“I don’t want my life to be a cautionary tale”: Kangana gets real

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Kangana sounds a tad older and very much wiser. It was predicted when she re-opened the same can of worms, about her old fracas with rumoured ex-Hrithik Roshan, that no good would come out of it. The exercise not only got written off as a Simran pre-release stunt, it brought on a barrage of negative publicity, crowned by the flopping of the film itself.

The actress admitted that the controversies, her taking on industry biggies about harassment and nepotism, and the setback of two consecutive flops (Rangoon didn’t hit bull’s eye either), has taken its toll. And it has hit where it hurts most – in the earnings sector. In an interview to a daily Ranaut revealed that her “commercial viability” had been affected.

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“The offers haven’t slowed but my commercial viability has been affected. The endorsements are fewer, my earnings are down and my plan to open my own production house has had to be pushed,” she stated, without mincing words. That said, she also pointed out, “But I have signed three films, have a beautiful house in Manali now and an office on Pali Hill and I’m going to Harvard so don’t write me off just yet!”

We wouldn’t dream of it! They don’t make ’em like Ms. Ranaut, though a little less (fiery) conversation and a little more (positive) action would really see her go places she deserves to.

Even as she works on the biopic on Rani Laxmibai, Manikarnika, she is also all charged up about her upcoming talk at Harvard Business School in February 2018. “I will talk about new opportunities in the entertainment business that TV, digital platforms and streaming sites have brought in which I want to experiment with too. I want to point to films like Hindi Medium, which merged the lives of disparate social hierarchies in a realistic rather than aspirational portrayal of society,” she stated.

The Queen scorcher also added with touching courage, “I don’t want my life to become a cautionary tale but an inspiration for young girls and for that I will survive and succeed.”

We’ve got our money on you, girl!

 

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