Kangana happy with gangster dramas

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Last Updated 16 May 2013, 12:57 IST

Himachal girl Kangana Ranaut entered filmdom with the hit crime-romance ‘Gangster - A Love Story’. The actress, whose latest release ‘Shootout At Wadala’ also did well, feels gangster thrillers are lucky for her.

“I think gangster-based films are very lucky for me. My debut film ‘Gangster’ in 2006 was successful, then came Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai and now ‘Shootout At Wadala’,” the 26-year-old said recently.

Directed by Sanjay Gupta, ‘Shootout At Wadala’ is the story of Mumbai police’s first official encounter in which they shot dead gangster Manya Surve. In the film, John Abraham plays Manya, while Kangana is seen as his love interest Vidya Joshi.

In her seven-year-long career, Kangana tried her hands at romance and comedy as well with Woh Lamhe, Double Dhamaal and ‘Tanu Weds Manu’. 

These films did well at the box office and Kangana too got accolades for her performances.

“I think, in these kind of films, people have appreciated me,’ added the National Award-winning actress. When asked about her reaction on being sidelined in favour of other actresses like Priyanka Chopra, Sunny Leone and Sophie Choudry during ‘Shootout At Wadala’ pre-release promotions, Kangana said, “This is producers’ decision how they want to promote their film. Actors should not interfere in such things and actors like me don’t even do that.’’

“These are minor things, so there is no point feeling sad or ignored. Moreover, whatever is best for the film should be done,’’ she added.

She concluded by saying, “I have been working since I was 17 and have completed seven years here. So when you have that much experience, you know that films come and go. They are not everything. We do also have our own life.’’

(Published 16 May 2013, 12:57 IST)

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