Women are already empowered, just don’t suppress them: Kangana Ranaut
"We need to recognise and respect their (women's) subtle strength," says Kangana.
Busy promoting her upcoming film, Manikarnika, actress Kangana Ranaut reportedly said that it is the courageous streak of the freedom fighter that resonated with her in the film. “Growing up, I was considered a child hero, absolutely sensitive and obedient but when I felt I needed to break free I just took off. No one from the family was allowed to speak to me but my mother would hide and call me and softly ask what did you eat? No other questions,” said the Queen actress.
She further added that it was her female co-stars who were crucial to the biopic, which is based on the life of Rani Laxmibai. “In the film, Rani LaxmiBai’s army is her strength. It is full of women who had an irrepressible spirit and a flair for fighting. We have Ankita Lokhande, Mishti and many other actresses forming the army, we will reveal each character through the promotions,” she reportedly said to a leading media organisation.
Known for being vocal about women empowerment, Kangana also said that women are powerful and they need to celebrate. “We don’t need to empower them, they are powerful, and they are the very reason why humanity and human race exists. We just don’t need to suppress them, that’s all…we need to recognise their subtle, sophisticated and superior strength and respect that. Rani Laxmibai was a firm believer of women and their power and she utilised it to the fullest,” she added.
The film, directed by Krish and Kangana herself, is set to release in January next year.