Kangana Ranaut looks back on 2017: Commercial viability affected, endorsements are fewer

She feels that controversies and her fight with Bollywood A-listers have taken a toll on her career. Photograph:( WION )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Dec 18, 2017, 09.53 AM (IST)

Kangana Ranaut calls 2017 as the year of her "commercial viability" being affected after being in headlines for the most part of the year due to her ongoing tussle with Bollywood biggies like Hrithik Roshan, Karan Johar, Aditya Pancholi, among others. 

The "Queen" actress had the most controversial year of all times since she entered Bollywood as her battle of words with fellow actor Hrithik Roshan took a legal course. 

In a recent interview with a Mumbai-based newspaper, Kangana was quoted: “The offers haven’t slowed but my commercial viability has been affected. The endorsements are fewer, my earnings are down and my plan to open my own production house has had to be pushed. But I have signed three films, have a beautiful house in Manali now and an office on Pali Hill and I’m going to Harvard so don’t write me off just yet.”

She added, “I don’t want my life to become a cautionary tale but an inspiration for young girls and for that I will survive and succeed.”

The National Film Award-winning actress Kangana is currently working on her upcoming project titled "Manikarna: The Queen of Jhansi". Portraying the titular role of Indian history's most powerful female ruler, Kangana is preparing in full gear. 

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One to be vocal about women-centric issues, Kangana has identified herself time and again as a feminist. She even took Zaira Wasim's side, when the teenage actress was harassed by a fellow traveller on a flight.

Recently, she also hit out at director Mukesh Bhatt who called women shameless and cunning while commenting on sexual harassment. Kangana said, “A woman can offer herself to any and as many men as she wants but that doesn’t give anyone the right to force himself on her. Also, while a sexual offender should be shamed into not repeating the offence with others, I believe a young girl on the threshold of a bright career shouldn’t be pushed into speaking up and getting kicked out. It’s better to play safe and open up when she can make a difference like many of these actresses in Hollywood are today,”