Monday January 27, 2020

Actress Kangana Ranaut Keen to Contribute To The Country in Larger Way

On her upcoming projects "Mental Hai Kya" and "Panga", Kangana said: "They are very progressive and exciting projects. Keep supporting me and I promise to not let you all down."

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Kangana Ranaut feels she only raises her voice to point out “what is wrong and to take attention towards what is right”. The actress says she is willing to raise her voice for the good of the country and contribute to the nation in a larger way.

“At the moment, I am committed to films and fashion. But if time permits, I would be keen to contribute to the country in a larger way,” Kangana told in an email interview when asked about her next challenge.

“My journey has begun with Aditya Birla already to educate India to be sensitive towards environment and wear eco-friendly clothes,” added the actress, who associated with Liva to support the launch of the eco-enhanced variant of the fabric called Livaeco.

Coming from a village near Manali, Kangana Ranaut entered tinsel town with no starry connection, and went ahead to make a place for herself in Bollywood. She proved her talent and versatility with films like “Gangster”, “Woh Lamhe”, “Life In A…Metro”, “Tanu Weds Manu” and “Fashion”.

The actress says she doesn’t like it when people start judging.

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

“Body shaming is one such subject matter, if you talk about fashion. So yes, my need to be vocal is only to voice what is wrong and take attention towards what is right,” said the National Award-winning star.

What has she gained during this journey?

“Experience to perform better, to let go, to be fearless and take each thing in your stride, skim through struggles and perform.”

Asked about the #MeToo movement and how it impacted Bollywood, the actress — known for her straightforwardness — declined to comment.

On her association with Liva, she said: “The brand was born with me, so I feel responsible for its journey. This association has become very personal, specially because the brand is graduating to meeting fashion needs, while being sensitive to the environment.”

Actress Kangana Ranaut
Actress Kangana Ranaut . Wikimedia Commons

She feels her fashion journey has been bold.

“It started with what the screen demanded and today, as you can see, six yards is my style statement in recent times, largely because I wish to start a movement to make Indians educated about sustainable fashion — we can’t waste gallons of water to make one pair of denims or T-shirt. Fast fashion will soon result is fast destruction.”

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On the big screen, the actress will be seen essaying the role of Rani Laxmibai in “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi”. She has directed the film, which captures the life story of Rani Laxmibai, along with Krish. The film opened on Friday.

On her upcoming projects “Mental Hai Kya” and “Panga”, Kangana Ranaut said: “They are very progressive and exciting projects. Keep supporting me and I promise to not let you all down.” (IANS)

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Kangana Ranaut, Ekta Kapoor & Karan Johar Among BTown Padma Shri Recipients

Karan Johar, on the other hand, is overwhelmed to be honoured with the award. "It's not very often that I'm at a loss for words, but this is one such occasion

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Filmmaker Karan Johar also tells about how he is planning to get in shape. Wikimedia Commons

By ARUNDHUTI BANERJEE

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, filmmaker Karan Johar and producer Ekta Kapoor have been honoured with the Padma Shri for their contribution in the field of performing arts. The Padma awards were announced by Government of India on the eve of Republic Day on Saturday.

Popular singers Adnan Sami and Suresh Wadkar were also honoured with Padma Shri.

“I’m humbled and I’m honoured. I thank my country for this recognition and I dedicate this to every woman who dares to dream. To every daughter… to every mother… and to the dreams of women who will shape the future of our country,” Kangana said.

Her film “Panga” has released on Friday and director of the film, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, felt proud of the actress and mentioned: “There are very few humans who have the ability to be visionaries not for just themselves but also for others. Kangana has risen on her own through her dedication and hard work despite many challenges and limited support.”

Actress Kangana Ranaut
Actress Kangana Ranaut . Wikimedia Commons

“This recognition empowers many more women of our beloved country to walk their own chosen path fearlessly,” added Ashwiny.

Ekta Kapoor is known for her constant contribution not only on television and cinema, but also on the digital entertainment platforms. As a producer and content creator, Kapoor, too, is happy with the award.

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Karan Johar, on the other hand, is overwhelmed to be honoured with the award. “It’s not very often that I’m at a loss for words, but this is one such occasion. The Padma Shri… such an honour to receive one of the highest civilian awards in the country. (I am) Overwhelmed by so many emotions right now,” he said.

“(I am) Humbled, elated and also thankful for the opportunity to live my dream every day, to create and to entertain. I know my father would be proud and I wish he was here to share this moment with me,” said Johar. (IANS)