Kangana to play a divorcee in Simran: Other times Bollywood’s Queen took up unconventional roles

first_imgShe is unlike any of her contemporaries. She doesn’t like running around trees and dancing to songs in chiffon sarees. She has a knack for interesting scripts and meaty roles. Meet one of Bollywood’s most versatile actors of recent times, Kangana Ranaut. In a career spanning over 10 years now, she has had her share of flops as well as hits. But Vikas Bahl’s 2014 film Queen turned out to be a game-changer for this actor. And the rest, as they say, is history.ALSO READ: Kangana Ranaut turns housekeeper for Hansal Mehta’s Simran After wrapping up Vishal Bhardwaj’s period drama Rangoon, the National Award-winning actor has now taken up the task of bringing on screen yet another interesting character. While the news of her playing a Gujarati NRI in Hansal Mehta’s Simran is already out, not many know that she will essay the role of a divorcee on screen for the very first time in this very film.Known to play unconventional roles on silver screen, she will essay the character of a divorced woman in the film. But this is just an extension to the role that she is portraying in Simran. Simran is the story of a housekeeper who accidentally enters the world of crime. The film is said to be inspired from the real-life story of Bombshell Bandit aka Sandeep Kaur, who was jailed last year for robbing banks to pay off her gambling debts.A source was quoted as telling PTI, “Since Kangana is playing such an intense role for the first time, she is really working hard on everything. For preparing for the role, Kangana is intensely preparing on her dialect and body language by spending long hours cutting off from the rest of the world, just to get everything right.”advertisementIf this role of a housekeeper-turned-robber is keeping Kangana on her toes, here are the other unconventional roles that the 29-year-old portrayed with elan.Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015)”Thari lugayi lage toh maari jaisi par mein thari lugayi na su, mara naam hai Kumari Kusum Sangwan, yo mari saheli Pinky, hum Ramjas College Dilli University mein padon so, sports quotey te admission liya, national level ki athletes su, jila Jhajjar 124507, aur phone number mein doun ko na.” Bob cut, buck-toothed and with a Haryanvi dialect, Kangana Ranaut nailed the character of Datto in Aanand L Rai’s 2015 film Tanu Weds Manu Returns. Her double-role act in the film won the hearts of many and she yet again proved her acting prowess with the film.Queen (2014)Kangana became an idol for every single woman who wants to live life on her own terms. Rani’s story of self-discovery after being dumped at the altar by her fiance, struck the right chord with the audience. The film not just won Kangana a National Award, but also turned out to be a milestone in her Bollywood career.Krrish 3 (2013)Clad in tight leather pants, alien Kangana took on superhero Hrithik Roshan in the 2013 film Krrish 3. She refused to play the superhero’s girlfriend or wife, but in fact, took on the role of this sexy yet wicked antagonist.Revolver Rani (2014)Kangana’s quirky bras made more headlines than the storyline in Revolver Rani. But it was indeed one of the most out-of-the-box roles that she ever signed. She played a ferocious dacoit-turned-politician who loves guns as much as she her toyboys. Though the film tanked at the box office, it definitely makes it to the list of Kangana’s most unconventional roles.last_img

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