Tuesday July 23, 2019

‘In our industry, it becomes difficult to remain headstrong’, Says actress Kangana Ranaut

Kangana again speaks her heart openly. Watch out What she has to say this time.

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Actress Kangana Ranaut
Actress Kangana Ranaut . Wikimedia Commons
  • Actress Kangana Ranaut is known to speak her mind despite the reactions her words elicit

Kangana Ranaut says, ‘it is difficult to remain “headstrong” in Bollywood as there are always people who try to make one “feel insignificant”. But she continues to fight it.

“Being an outsider in the business, I have fought to carve a niche for myself. I have also been opinionated and I choose to express my views openly,” Kangana Ranaut told.

“In our industry, it becomes difficult to remain headstrong as you are often judged for not following the status quo. There will always be a segment that will try to make you feel insignificant, but it is important to channel your strength and confidence and work hard to triumph. It’s important to grow a distinct voice to break the clutter,” added the National Award winner.

Kangana, a Reebok brand ambassador, is a part of the second edition of the brand’s #FitToFight campaign, which fights looming gender demons of eve-teasing and pays disparity.

The actress has been actively talking about her struggle in the industry as well as her relationships with actors like Aditya Pancholi and Hrithik Roshan. She tagged filmmaker Karan Johar as a “flagbearer of nepotism” during his chat show.

Does she consider herself “mentally tough and fit to fight”?
“Absolutely,” she said.
“My experiences in life, on the personal and professional fronts, have helped shape the individual I am today. There have been moments in my life when it was very difficult to continue working in unfavorable conditions. But I fought my way, to make a mark for myself.

“I realized the importance of being tough, both mentally and physically, which encouraged me to deliver my best regardless of the odds. In my journey, I learned that challenges may always beset you, but if one is strong-willed and determined, you can overcome them,” added Kangana Ranaut, often tagged the “Queen” of Bollywood.

In her last released film “Simran”, she played an imperfectly perfect girl who wants to lead life on her own terms. Does she think such characters hardly exist in real life where girls are always following the norm?
“My career trajectory is full of characters and films where I am trying to redefine the conventional heroine tag. I think it is important to reinvent oneself continuously and diversify your craft.

“I have been fortunate that I have worked in path-breaking films such as ‘Fashion’, ‘Tanu Weds Manu’, ‘Queen’ and ‘Simran’ where I play individualistic characters. I do know ‘Queen’ had a strong impact on viewers. I always choose to do roles where there is a message being delivered that makes the viewer think differently and shapes their choices,” said the actress, who will next be seen in “Manikarnika”.

She also feels “there are many women who aspire to dream bigger and better” and she is one of them. Kangana, who comes from a small town in Himachal Pradesh, says her circumstances never discouraged her from chasing her dreams.

“I encourage women to believe in their strength and value their hard work. My motto has always been to follow my own path and not succumb to norms. I believe it’s important to celebrate yourself and grow with each experience,” she said.
This is what she is trying to promote with the #FitToFight campaign.

“I hope to inspire other girls through my stories of courage, faith and conviction. I truly believe in the limitless potential that every woman possesses to be physical, mentally and socially fit. I do hope my story and journey of facing adversities, fighting obstacles and emerging stronger and fitter, will inspire other women to be Fit to Fight,” she said.(IANS)

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Bollywood Stars Want to Challenge Themselves with Fitness Goals

Purohit feels the definition of fitness has changed over the years

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Model Kareena Kapoor khan. Flickr

Bollywood actresses, including Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sara Ali Khan and Sonakshi Sinha, want to push themselves beyond good looks, says celebrity trainer Namrata Purohit.

Purohit, who has a long list of celebrity clients like Kareena, Sara, Janhvi Kapoor, Sonakshi and Malaika Arora, said that actors have started looking at fitness holistically.

“All of them (actors) are extremely dedicated. All of them look at fitness as a whole. They want to be strong. They want to challenge themselves further,” Purohit told IANS via a recorded response.

“They don’t want to limit themselves that ‘I am looking good but that’s it’. They want to push themselves beyond that… And it is extremely aspirational to see how they push themselves, even after hectic work schedule… They still try to make it to work out (sessions) for a healthy life,” added the fitness expert, who associated with AXN’s property “Next Top Model” for the campaign ‘You Have it in You’.

Malaika Arora
Malaika Arora is among the fittest bollywood actresses. 

Purohit feels the definition of fitness has changed over the years.

“People now look at fitness not just about the way you look but also about the way you feel… People now associate fitness with strength, balance and stability.

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“Before, it was only about the way you look. Usually people would call someone who is skinny as fit. That has changed. People have understood skinny is skinny and fit is fit.”

Purohit believes fitness and good diet go hand-in-hand. “Both are extremely important to live a healthy life. Food and fitness are important for all aspects. Exercise releases toxins which makes you feel good,” she said. (IANS)