One of the leading ladies of Bollywood, and a name which has redefined the trend in the country, Kangana Ranaut has proven that women too, can carry a movie by themselves.
A Female-led movie was rather unknown of in Bollywood, and it was after names like Vidya Balan and Kangana Ranaut started delivering such amazing performances that things started to change and the viewers too, accepted them with great delight.
After all that they have achieved, one can only think that their parents must have been really proud of having a daughter like her, right? Wrong! Kangana Ranaut has been rather vocal on the issue of her being an ‘unwanted child’.
She has talked openly about it on several talk shows and occasions, and she again made the statement during the launch of a new Femina cover, stating –
“My parents had a child before Rangoli, who died within 10 days of his birth. He was called Hero. My parents couldn’t emerge from the loss of that baby boy. But then Rangoli happened and she was taken care of, there was a huge celebration.
But when I was born, my parents, my mother especially, couldn’t come to terms with that fact that they had another baby girl. I know these stories in detail because every time a guest visited, or there was a gathering, they repeated this story in front of me that how I was the unwanted child.”
It was indeed a hard time growing up for this little girl, but fortunately, these adverse situations made her headstrong and even more confident to face life on her own. All this confidence is visible when we see her perform in movies such as Queen and Tanu Weds Manu returns.
Her father, Amardeep Ranaut, too, has opened up for the very first time, saying, “When she was born, that time the atmosphere in our village about a girl child was very backward. It was not like a celebration, but it was more like a funeral.
The villagers used to come to our house and say, ‘Oh, now a daughter again’. So, there was no celebration, nor did we distribute sweets. We were hoping that since we had lost our son, another son would come back.”
This is indeed a grim tale of how India, despite having a progressive mentality still tends to disrespect the girl child at times.