September 4, 2017, the clock strikes 2:00 am.
I learned the hardest lessons of my life without even walking the path which teaches them. No, this time these lessons didn't come from my mother and father, but from someone much more relatable.
These valuable learnings for life (mentioned below) have come from none other than Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut, someone who is an inspiration for many women in our country.
Just a disclaimer, this is neither a fan letter nor have I watched most of her films.
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Quitting studies to pursue a career in modelling, delivering a speech at the National Awards or sharing her opinion about Bollywood, Kangana has always boldly shared what's on her mind.
Her life before she became a successful actress was not easy and it is not as if the slander and name calling has stopped. But she fights it all like a Queen. She once said, "If your agenda is to shame me, that's never going to happen, Darling."
As I said, she takes on the world like a pro, kills it all with sarcasm and smile.
Abused and ridiculed a lot of times for her poor English accent, the actress has always taken feedbacks in a constructive way.
Be it her family, father, friends or filmmakers, the three-time national award winning actress has found her way to fight back mental and physical attacks.
Her family did not want her to be an actor, but the Revolver Rani denies living upto someone else's expectations.
There's more to films than starring opposite any famous and so-called ruling Kings of Bollywood.
Whether it is bringing to notice what transpired between her and Hrithik Roshan, telling Shahid on his face that he needs to learn acting or calling the King-maker Karan Johar a nepotist, she never minces her words.
An unorthodox career with curly hair and shrill voice, everything about Kangana screams that she lives life on her terms.
Whether the actress is walking on the red carpet, giving an interview or promoting her films, you'll always see her carrying an attitude on her sleeve. She is confident, and it only comes when a person knows who they really are.
The concern here is that while most women agree and appreciate the qualities that Kangana has, not many learn from her. Decide on who you are.
Thank you, Kangana, for all of these.
That's all, folks!