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‘Felt like sh*t,’ says Kangana Ranaut on Rangoon debacle

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Published Apr 25, 2017, 6:02 pm IST
Updated Apr 25, 2017, 6:31 pm IST
She also spoke about being targeted at the time when she was going through a meltdown, after ‘Rangoon’ tanked at the box-office.
Kangana Ranaut
 Kangana Ranaut

Mumbai: Kangana Ranaut is one of the most frank actress’ in today’s times. She claims that she doesn’t need a Khan or a Kapoor to be relying upon for a film’s success.

However, if the film tanks at the box-office, the talented actress feels her confidence takes a step-down.

 

The actress was asked by Mid-day, how did she feel after ‘Rangoon’ did not perform well at the box-office.

To which Kangana gave an honest reply stating, “I, for one, thought the film had all the ingredients to be a profitable business proposition. It [film's failure] was heartbreaking. Before this film, every time people asked me if failure throws me back, I knew the answer was no. Do I go into a low zone? Well, this time around I was affected. Maybe when you are bigger and grow more, both success and failure become more of your responsibility. I felt Rangoon's failure was targeted at me. Various people used that time of my life to direct their anger at me (presumably referring to Karan Johar's reaction to her nepotism comment). I felt it was unnecessary that when I was dealing with a vulnerable phase in my career; they were hitting out at me. 'Rangoon' was mounted on a humungous budget and publicised around my character. When something like that doesn't fare well, you do feel like sh*t.”

 

Kangana was even asked if she had done enough introspection to fetch where the film lacked.

The brave-hearted soul replied, “The last few minutes didn't come together. We missed our shot at creating a glorious film by a small margin. It was indeed a difficult time dealing with that phase, but not as much as it might have been for a few other people involved with the project.”

She also spoke about being targeted at the time when she was going through a meltdown after ‘Rangoon’ tanked at the Box-office.

“I am not outspoken because I feel I command a certain opening for films and enjoy a great deal of success at the movies. Even when my films don't do as well, I don't stop feeling strongly about issues. But I don't use opportunities of professional hallmark to lash out at people. I will speak regardless. I notice how people start talking irrationally if your film hasn't worked. Something tells me that if it had [worked], they would have stayed quiet,” added the 30-year old actress.

 

She is known for falling and rising back with pride. Therefore, she is currently working hard and focussing on her upcoming projects.

“I have just wrapped up ‘Simran’. We will release the first poster in mid-May. I begin shooting for ‘Manikarnika’ in June. My director, Krish, is in Jhansi for a recce. And the film I will direct is on the last leg of scripting,” concluded the queen.

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