Going by her unconventional film choices, it is evident that Kangana Ranaut doesn’t abide by the norms. It also explains why she is called the ‘Queen of Bollywood’
You don't have to be a Bollywood fanatic to be familiar with Kangana Ranaut’s commendable onscreen turns. Apart from her compelling filmography, Ranaut is forever in the news for her controversial statements and random jabs at fellow actors on social media platforms. But there’s no denying the fact that the starlet has impeccable talent and her impactful performances have often elevated several films. Her nuanced performances in unconventional roles have garnered significant praise and can few actresses in Hindi cinema can match her ability to convey characters with as much heft. So, here are five movies that proved her mettle as an actor:
Kangana’s debut movie Gangster is a crime drama that made her famous from the get-go. She perfectly nailed the role of Simran, a gangster’s alcoholic girlfriend who finds solace with another man. Disruption ensues when the gangster learns of this betrayal. Watch this movie on YouTube to find out what happens next.
One of Ranaut’s best works to date, Fashion is a hard-hitting drama that highlights the fashion industry's twisted side. In this film, she essays the role of Shonali Gujral, a prominent yet troubled personality in the modelling world. Although she plays the supporting role, her flawless depiction of a troubled drug addict supermodel won her many laurels, including the Filmfare Award and the National Award for Best Supporting Actress. To stream this movie, head over to Netflix or YouTube right now.
Krissh 3 (2013)
Krissh 3 is one of Bollywood’s most promising attempts to pull off a superhero film. In the film, Kangana plays the role of Kaya, a mutant with chameleon DNA in her genes. As a result, she shapeshifts into different characters. Despite all odds and how the character could seem cringe-worthy to some, she manages to excel and live up to the viewers’ expectations. Stream Krrish 3 on Sony Liv or YouTube or AppleTV+ or Google Play to catch Kangana in her best shape-shifting avatar,
Queen is a comedy-drama flick that became an instant hit, thanks to Kangana’s brilliant acting chops. In the film, she plays the role of Rani Mehra (Kangana Ranaut), a young women from a conservative Delhi family who embarks on her solo honeymoon after being dumped by her fiancé just days prior to her wedding. What follows is a solo voyage towards self-discovery. Her experiences and friendships in a foreign land give her confidence and a new outlook towards life and she learns to take life as it comes. Head over to Jio Cinema, Netflix, Voot, YouTube or AppleTV+ to watch this light-hearted drama.
Panga is a sports drama that emphasises the significance of second chances. It is one of the few Bollywood movies that highlights the plight of female athletes. In the film, Kangana portrays the part of Jaya Nigam, a world-class Kabbadi player. Her remarkable performance makes you feel the pain of a forgotten athlete and her tumultuous journey to return to the sport she had once forsaken. Watch this movie on Disney+Hotstar to check out her laudable acting skills.