Mumbai, (PTI) Kangana Ranaut, who hails from a small town in
Himachal Pradesh, says she faced a tough time initially 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.
“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.”
The 29-year-old actress feels it is important for women to believe in
themselves to be treated equally.
“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.”
Kangana says it is heartening that today women are voicing their
opinion fearlessly and people are also keen to listen to them.
Kangana feels 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.”
2015 Kashmir Despatch