Here’s looking back at how Kangana Ranaut managed to rule 2017

She had repeatedly pressed on the fact the male directors did not welcome her suggestions and it was now time for her to go out on her own. It isn’t unusual for an actor to have two film releases in a year that did not do well but it is highly unusual that an actor manages to stay in the news and that too, not for her work. 2017-12-26T06:36:37+00:00″>
Updated: December 26, 2017 6:36 am

Kangana Ranaut appeared twice on the silver screen in 2017 but she was on our timelines almost every other day. It is her talent that has resulted in her winning three National Awards so to see that her love life and quarrels with industry folk makes more news than what she is actually known for isn’t always pleasant for her fans. Teju, her directorial venture was planned, but as per the actor’s latest interviews, it has been shelved for the time being. Rangoon failed at the box office but Kangana’s performance was well received. Kangana started her year with the now famous “flag-bearer of nepotism” remark on Koffee with Karan when she was there to promote Rangoon with her co-star Saif Ali Khan. Simran, unfortunately, failed to perform at the box office as well but Kangana’s credibility as a performer was not questioned and rightly so. Her point was valid but the way she put it forth created quite a furore. Related News
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© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Kangana Ranaut in Simran. Their humour was misinterpreted largely and so came another round of controversy. All of this was before Simran’s release and surprisingly, the actor spoke more about her relationships than the film that was due for release. Many revelations were made about her past relationships and Kangana came across as the ‘desh ki beti’ who was wronged by the big bad world of Bollywood. It was further fueled by Karan Johar’s statements and the back and forth between these two lasted for a few weeks. Kangana Ranaut had two releases this year, Rangoon and Simran. Open letters were written and like Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement, this started the anti-nepotism movement and much like the former, even this did not yield any results. Then she brought out the big guns at Rajat Sharma’s Aap Ki Adalat. She believes in standing up for what she believes in and honestly, it’s completely her call. Her unabashed attitude on the show proved that Kangana is not the one who could be intimidated but the debate did not end there. Rajkummar Rao and his stellar performances, the debacle of Tubelight and Jab Harry Met Sejal and even the Padmavati row grabbed many headlines this year but the one celebrity who managed to stay in the news cycle with only two mediocre films was Ms Kangana Ranaut. Still from Rangoon. What happened on the show needs no recap but let’s just say, for commoners who don’t know their stars personally, this was a long episode of Bigg Boss’ Weekend ka Vaar. The actor then started shooting for the Rani Laxmi Bai biopic and was alleged by director Ketan Mehta that she stole his concept. By this point, we started to wonder how, with only release in 2017 so far, does Kangana end up in the headlines over and over again? What raised questions was Kangana’s capability as a collaborator. Vishal Bhardwaj and Hansal Mehta are both prolific filmmakers but somehow their films did not click with the audience this time. Asrani claimed that Kangana stole his writing credit and this resulted in another round of statements from crew from the film.