Published On: Wed, Mar 9th, 2016

I was the unwanted child as I was girl: Kangana Ranaut



Kangana Ranaut is the most versatile and talented actress in the Bollywood and currently on the top of the Bollywood ladder but it doesn’t show that the actress hasn’t gone through times when she felt unworthy.

She was present on the event of International Women’s Day and told about the regressive depiction of women as “selfless” and Indian women who just care about the happiness of the men in their lives.

The 28 year old actress shared that she was continuously reminded ‘unwanted existence’ when she was a girl. She stated as, “My parents had a child before Rangoli [her sister] who died within 10 days of his birth. He was called Hero; they simply couldn’t move on from the loss of that baby boy. But then Rangoli happened and she was taken care of, there was a huge celebration.”

She further continued that “However, when I was born, my parents, my mother especially, couldn’t accept the fact that they had another baby girl. I know these stories in detail because every time a guest visited or there was a gathering, they repeated this story in front of me, they would say I was the unwanted child.”

The leading actress from the hit women oriented movies such as Queen and Tanu Weds Manu Returns further expressed that “It’s very difficult to live in an environment where you’re reminded, all the time said that your existence is meaningless and that you are not meant to be here.”

The much confident luminary further explained though verbalizing at the launch of new cover of Femina magazine that “I read Kalki’s quote that we women feel as human as a man, we are no different, we have the same flesh and blood, and our challenges are just the same. So to expect this larger-than-life, holier-than-thou sort of existence from us is impractical.”


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.