No National Award for Manikarnika will create doubt: Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut on her birthday on Saturday said that if she doesn't receive a National Film Award for her portrayal of Rani Lakshmibai in Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi, it will lead to questions on their credibility.

Interacting with media at her 32nd birthday celebrations Kangana told, "I feel there are certain things which if you will not respect, then it is, in turn, disrespectful for that organisation itself. So, if I or my film Manikarnika doesn't win at National Film Awards, then it will question the credibility of that award ceremony but if I come across other good work then, I will be objective enough to say it's better than me."

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Kangana further added, "I think last year, Tabuji gave an amazing performance in Andhadun. I am floored by what she has done. I think in the coming year, it will be revealed. If there will be a better performance than Manikarnika, I will definitely appreciate that but I don't think it will happen."

Kangana recently was in Coimbatore on a spiritual journey with some intense meditation plans. She was on ten-days of silence meditation which even included staying away from modern communication gadgets. Talking about her experience, Kangana said, "I am glad to know that my presence was missed. I think media people were affected a lot when I was out of the city. I feel everyone should take their time out for themselves. In our culture, spirituality was something that we actively pursued but today's generation is not aware of that. They visit life coaches, therapists, and psychiatrists for their mental peace but they do not know how to work on their inner well being so, I would like to encourage people to turn towards spirituality. Earlier, I didn't use to tell anyone but now I talk about it. I feel it helps people to connect them with their inner self. It helps to enhance your stamina, concentration, focus, and intellect."

On the professional front, Kangana will be next seen in Mental Hai Kya along with Rajkummar Rao and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's Panga. She has been finalised to portray the role of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa in her biopic titled Jaya in Hindi and Thalaivi in Tamil.