To begin with, here’s wishing a very happy birthday to one of the most talented actresses in Bollywood – Kangana Ranaut. I am not being melodramatic here but her performance in Queen has literally changed my life. Her gutsy and candid act as Rani, gave me the strength to walk away from things that didn’t matter anymore and chase (and embrace) what I actually deserved. I bet not many Bollywood heroines can boast of delivering such life-changing performances. And that definitely makes Kangana one of the most celebrated actresses of Indian cinema today.
Apart from enthralling us with her on-screen avatars, she has also left us in awe with her brutal honesty while interacting with the media. A far cry from most of her diplomatic contemporaries, Kangana is feisty, flamboyant and just fabulous. On the occasion of her 27th birthday, the dazzling diva has dished out a blog on her website which just proves that further. It happens to be the first blog that she has ever written and it traces her journey for her teens to date.
At 16 she was just a girl who was trapped in a stranger’s body, more often than not that body seemed possessed by alien forces like menstrual blood, cramps, stretch marks, acne, shameful desires and regretful deeds. Neither did she want that body nor that person.
At 19 the seed was bursting and an artist was trying to sprout from it, did it make it? Did it not? That seed might have not made it and many others after that didn’t either but one seed eventually did, the price and the pain both were unbearable.
At 23 when she looked into the mirror she was faced with a bundle of contradictions, she contradicted herself but she didn’t lie not even to herself. Her honesty was endearing and for the first time I liked her.
At27 I ‘d fallen madly and deeply in love with the mountain woman who speaks with clouds and butterflies.
I can’t wait to grow old and meet her when her eyes will sparkle with wisdom and her voice will quiver with kindness and here another thought hits me, how much more time do I have with her?
Time is slipping from my hands just like sand does and I know one lifetime won’t be enough for us.
Can I close my eyes and breath this beautiful spring day in and let it flow through my blood and make it a part of me? Can I stay in this moment for a little longer before 27 deserts me like a lost love affair and before 28 conquers me like a conquest.
– Kangana Ranaut
I wish this moment lasts forever, K. <3 Happy birthday once again.