Actress Kangana Ranaut has proved her mettle in the Bollywood industry by bagging two national film awards for Fashion and Queen. As she completed 14 years in the tinsel town on Tuesday, Kangana recalls the day when she had no idea about how to visit Singapore where she got her first Filmfare Award for best debut in Gangster.
In a press statement, Kangana revealed why her friend picked up the prestigious award. She said, “I had no idea that I was nominated. When the team was leaving for the event, they asked me about my travel plans. I had no idea how to go to Singapore, where to stay, and I was too embarrassed to even ask my crew about ticket prices. So I missed that opportunity. When I won, Bobby Singh, DOP of Gangster and Queen, who is sadly no more, called and said he is getting my trophy. I was thrilled and it’s one of my fondest memories.”
Kangana’s career graph remained on a rising note from her very first film Gangster opposite Shiney Ahuja. She then did films like Woh Lamhe and Life In A Metro. She got recognition with Madhur Bhandarkar’s Fashion for which, Kangana got her first National Film Award in 2008.
Kangana managed to leave an unforgettable mark on her fans heart with her film Tanu Weds Manu in 2011 which was helmed by directed Aanand L Rai. She was also part of the second edition of the film titled Tanu Weds Mannu Returns where she played a double role.
She won the second National Film Award for Vikas Bahl’s film Queen in 2014.
Her filmography has few remarkable films like Once Upon A Time Mumbaai, Krrish 3, Revolver Rani, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi and Panga.
Kangana will be next seen in much talked about project Thalaivi, which is a biopic on former Tamil Nau chief minister and late actor-turned politician Jayalalithaa.
Kangana has also launched her own production company, Manikarnika Films.