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Kangana Ranaut: I was 16 when I filed my first FIR for sexual assault

Pinkvilla 2019-01-04 16:29:00

Kangana Ranaut has always believed in the concept of women empowerment. The actor is currently promoting Manikarnika in Hyderabad. At the event, she revealed, “I was 16-years-old when I filed my first FIR for sexual assault". Read on to know more.

Kangana Ranaut has always been vocal about her thoughts. The actor is bringing Rani Laxmibai’s story to the big screen with Manikarnika. She has always believed in the concept of women empowerment. The actor is currently promoting Manikarnika in Hyderabad. At the event, she revealed, “I was 16-years-old when I filed my first FIR for sexual assault so there are people who can stand up for themselves, they shouldn’t be discouraged.”

 

She further added, “Empowerment who need, they should be empowered but not necessarily everyone needs. Some people can give empowerment also. Some people are givers, the ones who can be encouraged to give strength, people who are working with NGOs.” Kangana’s film is based on the life of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi and her war against the British East India Company, during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The film has been a part of many controversies and the actor handled every situation in a mature way. 

 

Here’s the trailer of the film: 

 

 

In an interview with Pinkvilla, Kangana Ranaut was asked about working as a director of the film, and she revealed that this is not the first time she worked behind the camera. "This is not my first experience as far as supervising the edit and even directing a film is concerned. I was 23 or 24 when I directed my first film. It was a 10-minute short film that I had shot with an international crew. Also at that time, I was struggling with small roles in films like Double Dhamaal (2011). So I've been a director since then. Be it the direction, writing or editing, I've already done it in the past," said the actress.

 

The film will hit the screens on January 25, 2019. Are you excited to see Kangana as Manikarnika? Tell us in the comments section below!