Kangana Ranaut was shamed in Bollywood for her speaking skills and dressing style

As the high voltage discussion ranged from start up to politics, heavy dose of art to business, Times Litfest in Mumbai is gradually becoming a melting pot of ideas. And one of the sessions today had Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut speaking about her life and experiences.

Kangana Ranaut said that she has faced tough time in her salad days in Bollywood as people shamed her for her dressing style and speaking skills. Kangana says she is not ashamed of where she comes from and even when people were talking bad about her, she retained her individuality. Kangana hails from a village in Himachal Pradesh.

"I do not find anything embarrassing about my born existence. People tried to shame me, coming from small town, not being able to speak English, not being able to dress up properly. But that didn't shake anything in me. I always operated from the place of my individuality. Even today when I work, the first reaction I get from people is 'oh she is a delicate beautiful girl' but as I go about my work, it disappears," she said.

The ‘Queen’ hitmaker said it’s very important for women to understand and execute their freedom in the society.

"Women have to first believe in themselves as equals, only then they will get that sort of treatment. Today I can proudly say that within five days of shooting any film, I am treated like anyone else on sets,” she added.

She feels deeply satisfied that women of today are voicing their opinion fearlessly and people are also keen to listen to them. The actress said, as individuals, actors do have a stand on certain issues and do follow what is happening around the society.


"As individuals we do belong to the country but in a very individual way, we all care about what is happening the country, in politics, what leaders are doing. In a democracy what a leader does is the reflection of what we have chosen for us," she said.

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