Acknowledging that she has made it on her own in Bollywood, actress Kangana Ranauat says a few flop films do not have much of an impact on her career.
Kangana, who hails from a small town of Himachal Pradesh, is known for her performances in ‘Gangster’, ‘Fashion’, ‘Once Upon A Time in Mumbai’, ‘Raaz 2’, ‘Tanu Weds Manu’, ‘Shootout at Wadala’ and has also won a National award. However, her few films like ‘Kites’, ‘No Problem’, ‘Double Dhamaal’ ‘Rascals’and others did not do well.
“It is not that I regret doing any film. We are independent women who run their own houses and it is not necessary that you can always get the kind of work you want to do. So sitting ideal and jobless at home is not the option. These films may not have done great but they could have done worse also,” Kangana said in an interview.
“By doing these films you get out of your problems and the makers also get to work with you, so it is a win-win situation for everyone. Films like ‘Double Dhamaal’, ‘Rascals’ don’t badly affect your career, it has not affected my career till now, it could have been worse. So I have only gratitude for films like these,” she said.
The actress says if these films would not have come her way, she might have ended up doing an item number in a regional film.
After achieving success in Bollywood on her own, even her family is reacting quite positively to her work today.
“My sister likes me in films like ‘Queen’, my brother likes me in science fiction space and my parents like to see me doing more conventional stuff like ‘Rajjo’ etc,” she said.
Her upcoming films ‘Queen’, ‘Rajjo’ and ‘Revolver Rani’ seem to be women centric. In ‘Queen’ she plays a naive girl from Delhi, she essays the role of a nautch girl in ‘Rajjo’ and is a dacoit-cum-politician in ‘Revolver Rani’. “All of us want to do things that satisfy us creatively… I feel lucky to be getting roles like these where I can display my talent. They all are great films and I am hoping everyone loves me in these films,” Kangana said.
The actress says she loves being experimental. “I don’t like to repeat myself. Like I said no to ‘The Dirty Picture’ and then I did not do ‘Ranjhaana’ as it was more into ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ space. I am trying to avoid doing ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ part two because I don’t want to do it now, but after sometime,” she said.
“I am playing a superwoman (in ‘Krrish 3’), a simple woman (‘Queen’), a dacoit (‘Revolver Rani’) all this gives me a different high,” she said.
Though Vidya Balan starrer ‘The Dirty Picture’ became a superhit, Kangana does not regret refusing the film.
“No, I don’t regret it. The ones that I did in place of the films that I rejected also turned out to be good. Sometimes when you have to change the course of your career you have to let go things. Even my friends couldn’t imagine me doing comedy and lighter roles like what I did in ‘Tanu Weds Manu’,” she said.
“I could have done both ‘The Dirty Picture’ and ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ but I chose to do the latter. My decision seemed stupid to many people but I am happy both the films did well. Like I couldn’t do ‘Dedh Ishqkiya’ for ‘Krrish 3’…it’s ok as one can’t do everything,” she added.
Kangana is quite excited about her next release ‘Krrish 3’ alongside Hrithik Roshan, Vivek Oberoi and Priyanka Chopra. She plays the role of a cat-woman ‘Kaaya’ in the movie.