Kangana Ranaut speaks candidly and says that her earnings are down.
2017 was a very eventful year for Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut. The ‘Queen’ actress was always in news. Be it for her infamous spat with Karan Johar on nepotism, her never-ending saga of controversies with ‘Krrish 3’ co-star Hrithik Roshan or her tiffs with Aditya Pancholi, Shekhar and Adhyayan Suman. The actress has become a household name.
Talking to Mumbai Mirror, Kangana explained her plight and said, “The offers haven’t slowed but my commercial viability has been affected. The endorsements are fewer, my earnings are down and my plan to open my own production house has had to be pushed,”
Almost as a plea, the actress said with a smile, “But I have signed three films, have a beautiful house in Manali now and an office on Pali Hill and I’m going to Harvard so don’t write me off just yet,”
Clearly, Kangana realizes the consequences of her actions. No matter how indirect. It does not help the actress that she has had back to back two flops. While Kangana’s performance in ‘Rangoon’ and ‘Simran’ were appraised, they were not box office success. Still, the things are looking up for her.
While her collogues are gearing up for Christmas and New Year, Kangana is preparing for her appearance at the Harvard Business School. The actress has been invited to speak at the annual India Conference in February 2018. There the actress will speak upon two subjects: ‘The Changing Entertainment Landscape in India’ and ‘Disrupting the Indian Mainstream Cinema’.
Kangana described the invitation to Harvard as a ‘big deal’. She informed that she comes from a family of professors, engineers, pilots and doctors and is the only high school dropout. The actress said, “There was a niggling worry at the back of my mind that what if my children sniggered, ‘What do you know?’ Education or the lack of it, and English which was once a roadblock to conversation makes me value such opportunities,”
Kangana further added that she has begged time off from the hectic schedule of her film, ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’, to keep this date. The film is still midst filming and is expected to release on April 27, 2018.