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Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut poses during the promotion of film 'PANGA' at CSMT Station in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut poses for a photo as she celebrates Diwali with her mother at her new residence 'Kartik Niwas' in Manali.

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For decades, Bollywood has been copying Hollywood/Western pop and art in a most rude fashion (eg, four floppy-haired boys belting out a swinging number in a movie from the ’60s). Such blatancy is banished with the advent of the search eng­ine—now, a poster of Judgemental Hai Kya can safely lift from the work of Hungarian photographer-artist Flora Borsi. Aren’t we proud of our creative guys?

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut shows her finger marked with indelible ink at a polling station during the fourth phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut poses for photos after paying obeisance at a newly-built temple, in Mandi.

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Bollywood actors Kangana Ranaut and Ankita Lokhande pose for photos during the song launch of their upcoming film 'Manikarnika' at Kingdom of Dreams in Gurugram.

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Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut during the music launch of her upcoming Hindi film 'Manikarnika' (The Queen of Jhansi), in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut poses for photos at the wedding reception of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, in Mumbai.

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The successive stages of the making of Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika has been greedily recounted, so the release of the trailer came on its downward crest. But it’s not only Kangana’s proud Laxmibai with her bevy of attendants, there are Tatya Tope and Bajirao II to contend with too.

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Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, left, stands for photographs during the trailer launch of her movie Manikarnika- The Queen of Jhansi in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut attends the trailer launch of her movie Manikarnika- The Queen of Jhansi in Mumbai. The film is scheduled for release on Jan. 25, 2018.

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A cracker of a film which underlined woman power in Indian cinema like never before. In the maverick Kangana Ranaut, Bollywood fin­ally discovered an actress who was capable of delivering Rs 100-crore hits without the prop of any male superstar by her side.

A long, troubled gestation period has birthed many a classic movie. Will Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi join the ranks? The director got busy; a top actor then left in a buzz; now, the producer apparently has got himself sacked. Why, feisty Kangana, queen of the title, has just to flash her bejewelled sword!

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut during the Love & Infinity 2018 "XIN" Philanthropy conference, in New Delhi.

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Pankaj and Nidhi pushed the boundaries of creativity and innovation. Bollywood superstar Kangana Ranaut was the showstopper for the designers.

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Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut walks the ramp displaying a creation by Pankaj and Nidhi during Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut during an interview session with spiritual leader Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, at NCPA in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut displays a creation of Indian designer Anju Modi during India Couture Week in New Delhi.

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The sky is a contrast of breezy azure and an angry, roiling mass; as hills roll in the background, a giant statue of Lord Shiva raises its granite head. In the foreground washed by light rain, saree wrapped tightly around her, stands Kangana Ranaut. She says time stood still in Coimbatore that day.

Candid delight from Kangana Ranaut as she enjoys some shopping time in London. She’s there shooting for a ­picture in which she will be starring opposite Rajkummar Rao. It’s called Mental Hai Kya—a bit harsh, perhaps, if it’s asking about Brexit.

The rookie, Kangana, tries harder in this metallic, beaded jumpsuit, redolent partly of Saturday Night Live and partly of Jane Fonda’s Barbarella.

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Actress Kangana Ranaut walk the red carpet at Cannes 2018

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Actress Kangana Ranaut walk the red carpet at Cannes 2018

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Actress Kangana Ranaut walk the red carpet at Cannes 2018

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Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut walks the ramp displaying the collection of designer Ridhi Mehra at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2018 Mumbai.

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Bollywood Actress Kangana Ranaut, Rekha and Madhuri Dikshit arrive for the wedding reception of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut celebrates Christmas with children in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut attends the 'Fit To Fight Awards' ceremony in Mumbai.

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Playing one of the great heroines of Indian history is no easy task, and Kangana has a sword cut on her forehead to show for it. Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is being shot at Amber fort and, as can be seen, the petite act­ress, turbaned, armed and bejewelled, has put on an exp­ression of noble calm. No joke this, having the mien of a queen!

We thought the sordid episode featuring Hrithik and Kangana, with competing accusations of explicit overtures and chauvinist harrassment, had been quietly buried. But no, Kangana’s sister has fired a new broadside, opening the suppurating wounds. Bollywood is ugly, some say. Even feathery sequins can’t hide the horror.

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut during the promotion of her new movie "Simran" in Bengaluru.

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Bollywood actress Kangna Ranaut greets her fans as she takes a break during her shoot at the Mehboob studio in Mumbai.

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Actress Kangna Ranaut takes dip in Ganga River in Varanasi. Ranaut launched the 20-feet tall poster of her film "Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi" at Dashashwamedh Ghat.

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Bollywood actress Kangna Ranaut with soldiers during a visit to BSF's Paloura camp, in Jammu.

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Choli, jacket or skirt, Manish Malhotra keeps it colourfully electric, and Kangana carries it off with nonchalance at a fashion show in Mumbai. At Rs 15 crore a film, the showstopper is arguably Bollywood’s highest paid actress, but snapped at reporters when asked if it was true.

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Bollywood actor Kangna Ranaut walks the ramp during the Fashion Tour 2016, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut wears a creation by Indian designer Manav Gangway at the India Couture Week 2016 in New Delhi.

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Kangana Ranaut who received her national award for best actress and Amitabh Bachchan, who received the national award for best actor are seen during the awards ceremony in New Delhi.

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Best Actress award winner Kangna Ranaut is greeted by Jaya Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at the 63rd National Film Award function in New Delhi.

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Kangana Ranaut accepts her third National award from President Pranab Mukherjee at the 63rd National Film Awards in Delhi.

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Kangana Ranaut with her National award for Tanu Weds Manu Returns at the 63rd National Film Awards at Delhi.

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Kangana Ranaut and Amitabh Bacchan at the 63rd National Film Awards at Delhi.

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Kangana ­res­ponded with frosty dignity and a notice.

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Actress Kangana Ranawat at a promotional event in New Delhi.

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Kangana Ranaut arrives for 50th birthday celebrations of Salman Khan at his farmhouse in Panvel near Mumbai.

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Head Over Shoulders Meanwhile, Kangana continues her triumphal march. Crowned Queen not long back, the diva with the most elastic, electric hair hit the spot with Tanu Weds Manu Returns. She has bragging rights, but all she does is put on a pretty dress and smile on one foot.

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Kangana Ranaut during the HT Leadership Summit 2015.

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Liked What They Saw This is about another time cheek-by-jowl with this one; about our time putting its best-shod foot forward. At a Mumbai film festival Adoor Gopalakrishnan, M.S. Sathyu and Kokilaben Ambani flanked a splendidly gowned Kangana Ranaut riding a crest of well-being, acc­laim and wea­lth. That, and the collared, shimmering sweep, merited close inspection.

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Actors Kangana Ranaut and Shabana Azmi, American filmmaker Ava Duvernay, Actor Vidya Balan, MAMI Chairperson Kiran Rao during the 'Women in Film' panel discussion, at the Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival in Mumbai.

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Industrialist Mukesh Ambani's mother Kokilaben Ambani, actress Kangana Ranaut, film maker Adoor Gopalakrishnan during the opening ceremony of 17th edition of Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, in Mumbai, Maharshtra.

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Actor Kangana Ranaut unveiling the art of Suvigya Sharma, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut speaks during the Women in the World Summit at Cadogan Hall in London, UK

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Amitabh Bachchan and Kangna Ranaut during a commercial shoot in Mumbai, Maharshtra.

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Queen (2014) Rani’s “honeymoon with self” in Paris and Amsterdam after getting betrayed by her possessive, chauvinist fiancée, pressed just the right emotional buttons to make her the queen of audience hearts. Also fetched her the national award and the Filmfare one for best actress.

Krrish 3 (2013) Toast of the film and its only takeaway, Kangana plays Kaya, the form-changing, mutant female accompanist of the evil antagonist Kaal, created by fusing the serum of a woman and a chameleon.

Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai (2010) Is Bollywood actress Rehana whom the Haji Mastan-like gangster Sultan Mirza (Ajay Devgan) lusts after

Raaz: The Mystery Continues (2009) As supermodel Nandita, possessed by an unknown force, Kangana plays yet another unhinged character and begins her search for the “normal”

Fashion (2008) Won both the national as well as Filmfare award for best supporting actress. Kangana plays eccentric supermodel Shonali Gujral who is ruined by drug abuse. Said to be inspired by the case of Geetanjali Nagpal, a former model found begging on Delhi streets

Life In A Metro (2007) Kangana is the go-getter Neha who has no qualms about sleeping with her boss to get ahead in her career

Woh Lamhe (2007) Played with aplomb a Parveen Babi-like neurotic, schizophrenic actress called Sana Azim

Gangster (2006) Bagged the best debut award for her role as alcoholic bargirl Simran who is in love with both a gangster and a restaurant singer

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Right foot forward And no, this isn’t a still from Fashion, it is Kangana walking the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week

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Famille type With mum and sister Rangoli at her Khar house

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Kangana Ranaut, winner of the Best Actress award at the 62nd National Film Award, at the award ceremony in New Delhi.

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Kangana Ranaut walks the ramp during a launch, in Mumbai.

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Kangana Ranaut arrives for the Derby 2015 at the Mahalaxmi race course in Mumbai.

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The mainstream Hindi film that spoke to me Queen. “Hungama ho gaya” all the way.

Kangana Ranaut, Queen, Rani goes on a honeymoon herself after being dumped by her fiance

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Actress Kangana Ranaut displays a creation during a Fashion show, in Mumbai.

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Hours after Patna blasts, home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde attended music launch with Kangana Ranaut.

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Actress Kangna Ranaut during the shoot of her upcoming film 'Rajjo' at Raigad in Maharashtra.

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Actress Kangna Ranaut takes part in an event organised at India Gate to mark National Road Safety Week in New Delhi.

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Misconception It’s hard to see the rationale behind this ‘concept gown’ by Gavin Miguel. Kangna Ranaut ought to have left it exactly where she found it... the foot of the paper shredder. But hey, that’s just us. Looking more ragdoll than showstopper at this Blender’s Pride gala, Kang appears to concur.

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Bollywood actress Kangna Ranawat displays Amrapali's jewellery collection during the India International Jewellery Week, 2011 in Mumbai.

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Just Call It Pop-Corn

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The K Factor
B’wood’s delicate darling, fresh from her Once Upon a Time in Mumbai success, is ready for her Knock Out break. And then, a string of releases await—Tanu Weds Manu, No Problem, Game and Rascals. A line-up that points to how Kangana is graduating from just another babewood item to the leading lady. It’s raining offers.

From left Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Prachi Desai and Ajay Devgn during a promotional event for their forthcoming movie 'Once Upon a Time in Mumbai' in New Delhi.

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Pout Perfect
Best actress Priyanka Chopra smiled wide, best supporting actress Kangna Ranaut hinted at a muse-worthy smile (a knockout pout), Fashion director Madhur Bhandarkar beamed in gladness. A lucid camera shot at National Film Awards.

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President Pratibha Patil, seen after presenting the best supporting actress award to Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut for her role in feature film Fashion, during the National Film awards, in New Delhi.

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Across the Horizon Three years in the film industry and Kangana Ranaut is on a dream run. With a national award for the best supporting actress in Fashion, she’s gearing up for a string of releases—comedies Tanu Weds Manu and No Problem; a thriller called Knockout; Kites; and, of course, period film Once Upon a Time.

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Actress Kangana Ranawat celebrates with the trophy after winning the Best Supporting Actress award for her movie Fashion at the 10th International Indian Film Awards presentation.

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Lost Runway
Traipsing down the ramp aglitter were Kangana, Priyanka and Mughda. But Fashion, the intended beneficiary, hobbled out of the Box Office.

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