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Bollywood actress Kangan Ranaut has revealed that she had struggled to help her sister Rangoli Chandel after the acid attack. The ‘Queen’ star said she just did any film to help her sister. Rangoli face and acid attack during Kangana’s initial years in Bollywood.
In an interview to Mumbai Mirror, Kangana said she picked unsuitable rolls in a bid to finance her sister’s surgeries. She said,”I was just 19, on the threshold of a bright career, when the attack happened and it was a long, hard struggle to deal with this kind of perverse, sexist cruelty. Financially too, I was not strong back then”.
She further said, “Girls around me would feel depressed by a bad hair day or because a meal was not to their liking. I was grappling with something far more real and yet had no time to sit and cry. I did tacky films, took on roles I did not deserve, accepted guest appearances, so my sister could be treated by the best surgeon in India. It took 54 surgeries.”
Kangana Ranaut will next be seen in Ashiwini Iyer’s Panga. She also said it wasn’t difficult to chase her Bollywood dream. Kangana said, “it wasn’t all that difficult for me because I left home when I was only 15. And the minute I broke away, I could breathe freely and operate like a single, independent entity. There was no explaining to parents, no listening to the bitter city experiences of family elders and no societal pressures tying me down. I could take risks, telling myself that the worst thing that could happen was failure and I was ready for the consequences.”
Panga stars Neena Gupta, Jassie Gill and Richa Chaddha. The film is slated to release on January 24. 2020.