Kangana Ranaut is on a promotional spree for her next release Simran, which is scheduled to hit the screens on September 15. Recently, while promoting the film, Kangana spoke about her first directorial venture titled Teju. The Queen actress said that she wants to direct and write and see how that adds to her growth. But when her industry mate Priyanka Chopra was asked if she will be following Kangana’s footsteps, as in if she will step into direction, she made it clear that she doesn’t think she will be doing it, as she is happy being a producer.
Speaking her mind, the Baywatch star said, “I don’t think so, I am doing that as a producer. Everything I do is with instinct and experience of working with the most prolific filmmakers in India. What I know best is what I’d like to do and I’d like to work with experts in their field who know what they’re doing and collaborate. I am not someone who feels the need, SAB KUCH MUJHE KARNA HAI, MERA NAAM SAB JAGAH HONA CHAHIYE. Film-making is not rocket science, it’s just great people coming together wanting to tell a story and having fun while doing it and that’s the environment I have created at Purple Pebble and that’s how I work as an actor.”
“If I have an opinion I will talk to the producer-director, but I am not someone who will impose their decision on someone,” she added.
She also reacted to Kangana’s comment about directors having a fragile ego. She said,
It’s not just the directors, people have fragile egos in the entertainment industry. I have not had that. Most of the directors I have worked with have been amazing collaborators. They have given me the respect, as I don’t step on toes. I am someone who will suggest something if they find it sensible, they take it. If you don’t, we have a logical conversation.I am very zen and peaceful like that. I am not a fighter- not combative. I don’t like it, that’s not what film-making should be. I can’t work in an environment which is toxic.
While talking to a leading daily, Kangana had said “I feel I can do a lot as a creative person. I can build material that is unusual and has a fresh take. I want to direct and write and see how that adds to my growth. If that doesn’t work out, then at least I’ll realize this is my maximum growth.”
She had also said, “It’s not that difficult to be self-sufficient. I am halfway there. And I’ll see myself till the very end. Fortunately, I have the infrastructure right now and I’ll create my own eco-system. I am here to stay. This industry is full of prejudices. I have come up the hard way and I’ll challenge those notions to come what may. I hope I always have this courage and I also hope that I have the strength to admit to my follies when I go wrong.”
Let’s see if Kangana has to say anything about PeeCee’s remark.
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