In a recent interview, Kangana Ranaut recalled her early difficulties in the fashion industry and said that she was rejected and stigmatised for being short.
The Himachal Pradesh native who starred in Tanu Weds Manu moved to Delhi at a very young age to pursue a modelling career.
In a recent interview, Kangana discussed how ramp models in Delhi are often supposed to be 5’11 or 6′ tall and claimed that her height of 5’7 prevented her from receiving any legitimate modelling gigs.
Before relocating to the megacity for her acting profession, she was questioned about whether she had ever gone to Mumbai.
When I left my home in Himachal, I was between the ages of 12 and 13. In Chandigarh, I was pursuing my studies in a dorm. Later, I travelled to Delhi, where I spent one to two years. I travelled to Mumbai in 2004 to do a modelling assignment, after which I tossed away the phone my agency had given me. Even worse, I tore my ticket when they summoned me back (to Delhi). I informed them that I didn’t intend to return.
The 36-year-old actress made her Bollywood debut in Anurag Basu’s Gangster, co-starring with Emraan Hashmi and Shiney Ahuja. She is still one of Bollywood’s most well-liked performers.