Her unconventional looks and frizzy hair landed her atypical roles in Bollywood. Kangana Ranaut now dreams of becoming a director and already has a script in mind.
"I’m quite happy with how my career is moving, but in terms of the future, soon, I guess I’d like to direct a movie. I have a script in mind. Let’s see where it goes," Kangana said.
Most of her films have seen her in tragic roles; as a result she is often referred to as a modern day tragedy queen, a title once given to legendary actress Meena Kumari for playing grief-stricken characters.
"It’s been quite a journey…I came to the industry when I was just 17 with no real idea of what to expect. I was fortunate that ‘Gangster’ was a huge hit at the box office. I won a lot of awards and the industry gave me another chance.
"Otherwise, it’s an industry that’s very unforgiving towards outsiders. This year I’m trying a lot of new genres, different films. It’s been a lot of hard work but also lots of fun," revealed the actress, who was last seen romancing Hrithik Roshan in ‘Kites’.
At the moment, Kangana’s kitty is full of light-hearted films like ‘Double Dhamaal’, ‘No Problem’, and ‘Tanu Weds Manu’. She is also doing ‘Rascals’, ‘Game’ and ‘Tezz’.
Her next release is ‘Knock Out’ where she will share screen space with with Sanjay Dutt and Irrfan Khan. Kangana plays a journalist in the psychological thriller, which is releasing Oct 15.
"’Knock Out’ is a very different film from anything I’ve done before. The entire film takes place in two hours and was almost shot in one location. It’s a fast paced action thriller that I think people will really enjoy," she said.
"I studied the body language of journalists reporting from crime scenes for my role, but there was this one point in the film where I actually got a chance to experience the urgency and intensity journalists experience every day.
"This was a shot where a car was supposed to fly up in the air and land on the ground. Instead of landing like it was supposed to, the car caught fire and came spinning at a very fast speed towards me. I managed to get out of its way in time, but got a real first-hand experience of the dangers journalists face on the job," she said.
Apart from acting, she is also trying her hand at designing. She has herself created clothes for the movies ‘Rascals’ and ‘Tezz’, and may soon launch her clothing line.
When asked whether she was looking for love, Kangs said: "With so much work on my plate, I’m happily single for now!"(IANS)