Quotes by: Kangana Ranaut
Ranaut at the International Fashion Weekend, 2013
23 March 1986 |
Bhambla, Himachal Pradesh, India
I am not comfortable walking the ramp for just any designer. I am particular about who I associate with.
I don't feel like a 27-year-old; I feel I am way mature than someone that age.
From my side, there was no acceptance to this fact that I am any less than anyone around me. So there was a certain discomfort that I felt growing up that I am not seen as I want to be seen as.
My parents wanted me to be a doctor. So I took up science, but then realised that my heart was not in it at all. The thought of treating ailing people was very depressing.
If you work with big stars, then they become the lead actors. It's not that I don't want to do films with big stars, but I would rather do the films where I get the title roles.
Relationships can be very traumatic. But being in a healthy relationship can be very empowering.
When I did these psychological characters like the drug addicts, the ones who were rejected and dejected, I started to feel a sort of melancholia which was very unnatural for me to have at a teenage. Then I avoided those characters.
I always wanted to be the person to whom people looked forward to give opportunities. As opposed to always being the person who wants to work with others and who is always the backup: where it's like, 'If nothing works out then OK, let's get this person.'
I liked the fact that my father had a lot of expectations from my brother. I probably wanted to be that person who he could be proud of.
The other actresses, who are called my contemporaries, they started with a megastar. They were superstars overnight and are the same even today.
Before I turned vegetarian, I used to often cook seafood or my favourite breakfast of eggs and bacon. Now, I love making pulao or rice with lots of spices and vegetables.
Nobody was my support. You have to support yourself, and I think that is the beauty of being a woman. You can handle anything and be ten times better than men.
What can you do if they have slapped you with a legal notice? You have to reply. For all you know, they have taken you to jail or something.
When I moved to Bombay, it was very harsh. I was nothing like what I am today. I couldn't speak a word of English. In England, people might be very understanding about that, but in Bombay, they're not very forgiving. 'If you don't speak English, how do you expect to work in Hindi films?'
It's very hard for me to find any sort of shame or blame in my life. I'm not made that way.
A lot of my friends are getting married, but I don't think that is what I need. I am under no such pressure that if everybody is having a boyfriend, I too should have one.