Kangana Ranaut’s story is truly inspiring. The actress had no godfather in Bollywood and it was with her hard work and determination that she made a place for herself in the film industry. The actress, in a recent interview, said that she was once accused by one of her exes of being a ‘gold digger.’ She said that it was at that point that she decided to prove everyone wrong by becoming one of the richest people in the country by the age of 50.
In an interview with Pinkvilla, Kangana said that she didn’t know how to prove her ex’s comments wrong. “In a relationship, how does one who doesn’t have such possessions, comes from a small town with a humble background, have no chance of love, dignity! That person suddenly doesn’t have a say in this world of nepotistic, materialistic people,” she has been quoted saying by the website. The actress said that she then decided that she will have the best house and the best office anyone will have and that by the time she turns 50, she would be among India’s richest people.
Kangana also spoke about the struggles she faced in the industry in the initial years as she was not a ‘star kid.’ She said after the release of her debut film Gangster, she was supposed to attend award functions but she didn’t have clothes to wear and that she didn’t have money to buy them either. Kangana revealed that a fashion designer friend of hers, Rick Roy, used to sponsor her clothes then.
“He would make these gowns for me and I would wonder where he’s getting the money from. But it was wonderful that somebody came to my help. Otherwise, how would I even go to these functions? I wouldn’t have made it to those award nights. I didn’t have clothes. Otherwise, I used to wear a few Mango tops and for me, those were the luxury brands. That was the best I could afford at that point. I didn’t have access to anything. From there, I came here, so it’s amazing,” she has been quoted saying.
Kangana was last seen in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s Panga, which had turned out to be an underperformer at the box office. The actress has a couple of films in her kitty including Thalaivi, Dhaakad and Tejas.
The recent death of Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput has reignited the debate of nepotism and Kangana is also an active participant in it. She has blamed the Bollywood mafia for the actor’s suicide, comments which have received equal parts love and equal parts anger.