Kangana Ranaut on Rangoon: 'Failure was heartbreaking, it was targeted at me.'
Kangana Ranaut says that Rangoon was mounted on a humongous budget and publicised around her character. That is why its failure affected her.
Kangana Ranaut believes that besides the climax of her film, Vishal Bhardwaj's period drama Rangoon owes its failure at the box office to her, as she was targeted for her verbose remarks off screen.
Mid-Day reports that Ranaut hinted at the fact that Rangoon tanked at the box office because of her public remarks against rumoured former boyfriend Hrithik Roshan and allegations of nepotism against filmmaker Karan Johar on his chat show Koffee with Karan.
The report quotes her as saying, "Maybe when you are bigger and grow more, both success and failure become more of your responsibility. I felt Rangoon's failure was targeted at me. Various people used that time of my life to direct their anger at me. I felt it was unnecessary that when I was dealing with a vulnerable phase in my career; they were hitting out at me. Rangoon was mounted on a humungous budget and publicised around my character. When something like that doesn't fare well, you do feel like sh*t."
She also admits that though her stance on issues will remain as vocal as it was back then, the failure of the film did affect her mentally.
Looking ahead, she also throws light on her upcoming projects.
The report quotes her as saying, "I have just wrapped up Simran. We will release the first poster in mid-May. I begin shooting for Manikarnika in June. My director, Krish, is in Jhansi for a recce. And the film I will direct is in the last leg of scripting."
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