From Simran of Gangster to Hansal Mehta's Simran, it seems life has come into a full circle for Kangana Ranaut. Appearing on India TV's Aap Ki Adalat, the bold actress narrated the story of her first break in Bollywood. The National Award-winning actress is known for being a self-made lady and calling a spade a spade.
Talking about her early days, she said, "I enrolled for a modelling agency and they used to send me small job offers. I came to Mumbai to shoot for a catalogue. When I was giving an audition for a coffee ad, couple of girls went for an audition test held by Bhatt camp for Gangster. I too went along with them. I gave the test and then Anurag Basu called me and asked my age. I said I am teenager. .but that role was of a mother. He told me you are good and also have theater experience, you have that understanding but you are underage for this role..but let me see what I can do. After waiting for two months, I rang him and he told me that I was not selected. Chitrangada Singh got the role but don't know what happened as her phone got switched off. She had to outdoor, Seoul.. just a week before the outdooor shoot I got a call and he asked me whether I have passport.. I said no.. he said if you can make a passport within a week then we will give you the film. I called my dad and took his help..Bhatt Sahab and Mukesh ji also helped me."
So being stubborn turned in your favour, asked Rajat Sharma. "I shouldn't be punished for being stiff-necked," she said with a smile on her face.
Released in 2006, Anurag Basu's directorial Gangster was a box office hit. It starred Emraan Hashmi and Shiney Ahuja. Kangana played the role of a wife of notorious gangster essayed by Shiney. The actress bagged several awards for her stunning debut including Filmfare Awards.