As another year at the movies recently commenced, 2014 has arguably been a year of the ladies and leading the way was the industry’s dark horse, Kangana Ranaut!
National award winner and amongst IMDB’s highest scorers, Kangana Ranaut, one of Bollywood’s most versatile actresses of all time, who won accolades for her performances in Queen and Revolver Rani received praise unanimously from audiences, critics and the industry alike.
Her position as being the most versatile actress in the industry was cemented when one of Bollywood’s leading ladies Deepika Padukone decided her recent Life OK! Screen Award for Best Actor (Female) – Popular Choice to Kangana Ranaut.
This came as no surprise especially since Deepika has been all praise for Kangana and having watched Queen said, “I have seen Queen and I am jealous of Kangana’s performance, I think she was outstanding”.
Says a source, “A few years ago Akshay Kumar dedicated his award to Aamir Khan and this time around Deepika Padukone dedicated her award to Kangana Ranaut – Ironically, both Aamir and Kangana have clearly taken a stand on award functions and have never endorsed the concept of it. Despite boycotting award functions, the industry is still dedicating awards to them.”
Not only is the actress the first mainstream cinema actor who is a critics ‘favorite but also someone they look up to and keenly take interest in. So far it was only art house cinema actors who were lauded for their performances and given their due respect, but Kangana truly acted as a game-changer.
The actress recently topped a rating poll conducted by Ormax Media to emerge the top female performer of the year for her performance in Vikas Bahl’s Queen, a film that truly acted as a turning point in Kangana Ranaut’s career, in a performance that is nothing short of the finest one has seen on celluloid in a very long time.The film directed by Vikas Bahl has got a rating of 9.1 out of 10 on popular international website IMDB, making it the first Indian film to get such a high rating.