Monday January 21, 2019

Actress Kangana Ranaut Feels More Feminine in Saris

For the inauguration ceremony of the store, Kangana was dressed in a handcrafted Banarasi moonlight blue coloured sari from Taneira's collection

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Actress Kangana Ranaut
Actress Kangana Ranaut . Wikimedia Commons

Saris make me look feminine, says National Award winning actress Kangana Ranaut, who has been seen wearing and experimenting with the six-yard wonder quite often.

“I discovered sari much later in my life… I grew up in hills where there is almost no tradition of wearing saris. But when I became an artiste, my love for saris started gradually. Through acting, I got an opportunity to travel to different places and see different cultures. That’s how my journey with saris started.

“It (sari) makes me look more feminine. When I wear a sari, I automatically feel more free and able to express myself better… There is some magical power in saris,” the “Queen” actress said during the launch of Taneira, a flagship handloom sari store by Titan, here on Monday.

While talking about the beauty of saris, Kangana Ranaut also expressed concern over the condition of Indian weavers.

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I feel more free, feminine in saris: Kangana Ranaut. (IANS)

“No doubt, the trend of saris is always there, but not as much as it should be. We a have a lot to do. Till now, our weavers are suffering. There were thousands of handicraft firms which have disappeared. With synthetic fibre gaining popularity among youth, handloom weavers are suffering, so we have a long way to go,” she said.

For the inauguration ceremony of the store, Kangana was dressed in a handcrafted Banarasi moonlight blue coloured sari from Taneira’s collection. She was accompanied by her elder sister Rangoli.

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Asked what’s her favourite sari look, Kangana Ranaut smiled and said: “I feel comfortable in saris the most. Be it my airport sari look with sneakers or top bun, or be it a complete Indian traditional look, I love all the looks.”

Giving more details about the collection, Shyamala Ramanan, Business Head, Titan Company Limited, said: “Our collection represents the Indian woman… The main aim of Taneira is to impart the beauty of our Indian women through our saris. All saris are handwoven and made up of natural products.” (IANS)

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Actress Kangana Ranaut Gears up For The Release of Her Next Film ‘Manikarnika’

"Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi" will hit screens on January 25, while "Thackeray" will hit the screens on January 23, Bal Thackeray's 93rd birth anniversary

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Actress Kangana Ranaut
Actress Kangana Ranaut . Wikimedia Commons

Actress Kangana Ranaut, geared up for the release of her next film “Manikarnika — The Queen of Jhansi” on the Republic Day weekend, has said no one has requested or pressurised the makers of her film to advance or delay the release of the film, which is clashing with late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray’s biographical film “Thackeray” at the box office.

Kangana was interacting with the media at the music launch of “Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi”, along with film’s music composer Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, writer-lyricist Prasoon Joshi and other cast and crew members of the film here on Wednesday.

Earlier, “Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi”, “Why Cheat India” and “Thackeray” were scheduled to release on the Republic Day weekend, but the makers of “Why Cheat India” advanced their release to January 18 when makers of “Thackeray” requested them to do so.

Asked if “Manikarnika” makers faced any pressure from the “Thackeray” team to change the release date of her film, Kangana Ranaut said: “We haven’t been approached by anyone who has requested or forced us either to prepone or postpone release of our film.

“We haven’t been pressurised by anyone, so we are very happy that we have got a sort of a big window to release our film on Republic Day weekend. I think two films can easily come on the same day and so far, nobody has pressurised us. It will be completely wrong to say that we have been approached or pressurised to do something that we didn’t want to do.”

Actress kangana Ranaut finds mysticism fascinating. IANS
No one has pressurised us to change ‘Manikarnika’ release: Kangana Ranaut. IANS

Kangana plays the central character of Rani Laxmibai in the film. She has also directed a few portions of the film.

Sharing her experience of being a part of the film, Kangana said: “I am a very small part of this very big film. Until now, I have always worked in small films but this is actually my first big film… Not because of the budget, not because of the story. It is a big film because of the kind of artistes I am getting to work with.”

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Praising the film’s music composers, Kangana Ranaut said: “It’s my first film with Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy. What they have done for this film, I don’t think words can explain that. There are 7 to 8 songs in the film and each one is better than the other. We weren’t able to understand which song we should release first but I feel audience will have great time when they will listen to entire album.”

“Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi” will hit screens on January 25, while “Thackeray” will hit the screens on January 23, Bal Thackeray’s 93rd birth anniversary. (IANS)