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Kangana Ranaut: If I or my film Manikarnika doesn’t win at National Film awards, it will question their credibility

Kangana Ranaut as Manikarnika Photograph:( Instagram )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 26, 2019, 04.30 PM (IST)

Kangana Ranaut is back at it. 

The ‘Manikarnika’ star who played the role of Queen of Jhansi in the epic drama film says that if will not receive a National Film award for her role then it will lead to questions of their credibility. 

Three-time National Film Award winner -- for ‘Fashion’, ‘Queen’ and ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ is now expecting her film to get the prestigious award again. 

This came up during her 32nd birthday celebrations on Saturday when she was asked if she was expecting another for this film. She said, "I feel there are certain things which if you will not respect, then it is, in turn, disrespectful for that organisation itself. So, if I or my film Manikarnika... doesn’t win at National film awards, then it will question the credibility of that award ceremony but if I come across other good work then, I will be objective enough to say it’s better than me.”

"I think last year, Tabu ji gave an amazing performance in Andhadun. I am floored by what she has done. I think in the coming year, it will be revealed. If there will be a better performance than Manikarnika, I will definitely appreciate that but I don't think it will happen."

As for her professional commitments, Kangana will next be seen in ‘Mental Hai Kya’ with Rajkummar Rao. The film is produced by Ekta Kapoor and is directed by Prakash Kovelamudi.

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Three-time National Film Award winner -- for ‘Fashion’, ‘Queen’ and ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ is now expecting her film to get the prestigious award again.