National Award winning actor Kangana Ranaut, who was earlier slammed by writer Apurva Asrani for taking the co-writer credit in Simran, says she didn’t take part in the direction of the film and would have proudly said it openly if she had done it.
Kangana was accused by Asrani after the poster of Hansal Mehta’s Simran released, which showed Ranaut’s name as co-writer. Asrani took to Facebook to raise objections against the actress for taking undue credit.
However in an interview she was asked if she had any part to play in the film’s direction. Kangana said, “I have not done anything to do with direction in Simran. I have acted in it and written it. If I had directed the film, I would have proudly said it, but I have not done it.”
Kangana, who comes from a non-filmy background and hails from Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh, also spoke about her background.
“Big cities are money-oriented, small towns are more concerned about what people — buaji, mausiji — will say? I come from an extreme environment, a conservative background. I felt stifled and just wanted to be free,” said the National Award winner.
Kangana, who has been appreciated for films like Fashion, Queen and Tanu Weds Manu Returns, says she tries to stay away from award shows.
“There is a lot of manipulation in our award shows. Like they will tell you in advance that you will get this award, but will ask you to perform for them. I try to stay away from all this.”