Kangana Ranaut is currently on a roll as she continues to make headlines for her controversial statements. The national award winner actress has been trending on the Internet not only for her explosive comments against actors Hrithik Roshan and Aditya Pancholi in several interviews but also for her new video with All India Bakchod or AIB, in which she targeted filmmaker Karan Johar, Shah Rukh Khan and several others.
While actresses today are eager to work with Khans, Kangana was one of the few to say NO to work with the superstars. Opening up on why she rejected Salman Khan starrer “Sultan”, Kangana told a leading daily, “Knowing today’s times, I’ll go for something which will stimulate my mind, otherwise, I’ll be just sleepwalking through the film. Sultan, at that point of time, though it was a great character for a girl to play, I didn’t see anything for me in that.”
The actor said the Ali Abbas Zafar film was offered to her at a time when she had just done a highly successful and critically acclaimed double role in ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’.
“Coming from a double role space and doing so much more in my earlier films, I didn’t want to demote myself to something which wasn’t offering me so much. That’s why I didn’t do it.”
Salman Khan’s Sultan released during Eid last year. The film narrates the story of a fictional wrestling champion, Sultan Ali Khan (Salman), whose successful career creates a rift in his personal life. Anushka Sharma featured opposite Salman in the movie. “Sultan” earned over Rs. 584 crore worldwide and became the seventh highest grossing Indian film of all time.
There were also reports that the actor was offered Aamir Khan-Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘Thugs of Hindostan’. Kangana, however, denied the same and said “No. I was never offered, I don’t even know what the script is.”
Kangana Ranaut’s “Simran” released in theatres on Friday. The film has opened to good reviews in the theatres with Kangana’s performance being lauded by one and all. The actress will soon resume shooting for her next “Manikarnika – The Queen Of Jhansi”, in which she plays the title role of Rani Laxmibai.