Kangana Ranaut: I’m more than happy to let go of this industry


Kangana Ranaut is unstoppable. The Queen of box-office is more than happy to be the Queen of brazen interviews. Her TV interview where she lashed out at her exes, Hrithik Roshan and Aditya Pancholi was just the beginning. The actress continues being being blatant about her views on Bollywood and confessed she has no respect left for the industry. So much so that Miss Ranaut is ready to quit the industry.

In an interview with Bombay Times, Kangana revealed how she has no plans to stick to the film industry. Without thinking about her peers or filmmakers feel, the actress said,“It’s not even relevant to them either. I am an actor, I’ll get a job regardless. So anyone who thinks that a profession is above one’s character and dignity is just an idiot who doesn’t know how to live life. Life is not about tricks and techniques. Life is about finding yourself, and finding peace with that. The thing is, see, what is the definition of success? I want to ask a successful person. If you are crawled in your little hell hole, and you do not have a voice,you’re shit scared of losing whatever little you have earned in life, you are the most unsuccessful person in life. I want to tell these people that I’ve made this conscious decision that I set out to just discover myself and be like. You know, I don’t subscribe to this, first papa’s ghar and then husband’s ghar and then that’s just the cycle of my life. I just wanted to be an independent girl. But now at this point, at 30, I have earned a lot more than that. And it’s a conscious decision you make ki yaar, I had just come ki mujhe thoda kaam mil jaye, bahut hai mere liye. And today I am one of the most successful actors, I am among the highest paid, I have won so many awards, I’ve even set records. Toh ab mujhe kis cheez ka darr hai?”

After taking a dig at gender bias in AIB’s ‘The Bollywood Diva Song’ Kangana even poked fun at how stars avoid commenting on big issues in the county. Kangana said, “Being actors, if it is about our gender, about religion, about the debate of India’s struggles, the army fighting at the border why, for all this, do you show your back and why do you crawl into your little holes, why? If you can’t speak, beyond being an actor, beyond being a professional, you are a citizen of the nation, first and foremost. How dare this industry forget that? Their lives are very limited. And that’s why, like I said, I am more than happy to let go of this industry. And why? Because I don’t have an iota of respect for it. And they can tell. And that’s why they don’t like me. And my genuine reason for not liking this industry is very personal. And I always say , if I stay , good for them, if I don’t, good for me (laughs)!

Interestingly, Miss Ranaut has even started thinking of alternate career options. She said, “I can turn an author or I can direct the kind of film I want once in a while or I can do organic farming I‘ve built a beautiful house in Manali. But the thing is, if a certain industry doesn’t have, you know, you don’t have any respect, or pride or even gratitude, why do you want to live like that?”

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