No pressure: Kangana on film’s release clash with Thackeray
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Addressing the controversy surrounding the release date of ‘Thackeray’ clashing with her film ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’, Kangana Ranaut said there was no pressure to shift her release date. “It’s a big window and I think two films can easily release,” Kangana added. Reports earlier suggested the release dates of several films were changed to avoid clashing with ‘Thackeray’
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Ranaut promoting Rangoon in 2017
23 March 1987 (age 31)
Bhambla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Actress, film director
Kangana Ranaut born 23 March 1987 is an Indian actress and director who works in Hindi films. One of the highest-paid actresses in the country, she is the recipient of several awards, including three National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards. Ranaut has featured five times in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list.
Born in Bhambla, a small town in Himachal Pradesh, Ranaut initially aspired to become a doctor at the insistence of her parents. Determined to build her own career path, she relocated to Delhi at age sixteen, where she briefly became a model. After training under the theatre director Arvind Gaur, Ranaut made her feature film debut in the 2006 thriller Gangster, for which she was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut. She received praise for portraying emotionally intense characters in the dramas Woh Lamhe(2006), Life in a… Metro (2007) and Fashion (2008). For the last of these, she won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Ranaut featured in the commercially successful films Raaz: The Mystery Continues (2009) and Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010), though she was criticised for being typecast in neurotic roles. A comic role opposite R. Madhavan in the 2011 box office hit Tanu Weds Manu was well-received, though this was followed by a series of brief, glamorous roles in films that failed to propel her career forward. This changed in 2013 when she played a mutant opposite Hrithik Roshan in the science fiction film Krrish 3 (2013), one of the highest-grossing Indian films. Ranaut went on to win two consecutive National Film Awards for Best Actress for playing a naive woman in the comedy-drama Queen (2014) and a dual role in the comedy sequel Tanu Weds Manu: Returns (2015), which ranks as the most successful Hindi film featuring a female protagonist. She followed this by starring in a series of films that did not perform well commercially.