- "I could never feel pride in my lineage," said Kangana
- Kangana was shamed for wearing a mini skirt to college in Chandigarh
- "I just wanted to be free," Kangana Ranaut revealed
"I could never feel pride in my lineage," said Kangana Ranaut when asked about 'caste pride' and being a Rajput. The 'extreme environment' that she was brought up in was one in which her father bought toy guns for Kangana's younger brother, told him he could be a commando when grown up and Kangana that she would marry and had no need for a career; it was an environment in which Kangana was shamed for wearing a mini skirt to college in Chandigarh - phone calls would be made to her father to update him about the length of her hemline; it was an environment in which Kangana's mother was rebuked for raising a 'badtameez' girl.
"I just wanted to be free," Kangana Ranaut revealed, saying that she felt stifled at home and the she doesn't feel like she truly belongs when she goes home to Mandi. "I want to tell women that they should fight for their own dignity, be it against fathers, husbands or children," she said.
Having lived in Mumbai for over a decade now - her debut was in 2006 film Gangster - Kangana Ranaut has a unique perspective on what drives social behaviour on either side of the urban divide. "Big cities are money-oriented, small towns are more concerned about what buaji, mausiji and other people will say," she said.
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Kangana Ranaut, winner of three National Awards, was last seen in Rangoon and is now prepping for the film Simran - Simran was also the name of the character she played in her debut, Gangster, and so is a full circle of sorts.