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It is a story that will surely touch many hearts. When she was 18, long before her Bollywood debut, Kangana Ranaut ran into a man who was doing gymnastics at Juhu beach. Impressed, she asked the man, Surya Narayan Singh, to teach her how to do what he was doing. Since then, the actor has been learning yoga from Singh.

As per sources, it is learnt that the actor has gifted her Guru a two-bedroom apartment in Andheri in a bid to help him start a yoga centre. “The apartment has a spacious balcony, where the yoga classes will be conducted,” said the source close to her.

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National Award winning actress Kangana Ranaut, who has been busy promoting her forthcoming romantic entertainer "Katti Batti", says in love a man should be "poetic" in his approach as sometimes a person's tone overpowers words.

Kangana was at a college here on Sunday with her co-star Imran Khan. They discussed with students some tips on boys, girls, attitude, friendship and love.

The girls of the college raised some cards with messages, and asked Imran to interpret them.

One card read, "We are just friends". And Imran asked Kangana to interpret it.

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Queen of Bollywood Kangana Ranaut is set to walk the ramp as a showstopper for Manav Gangwani at the Amazon India Couture Week 2015, starting here from July 29.

According to a source, the designer is a good friend of Kangana, and he feels she truly epitomises the theme of the collection.

"Vibrant, romantic, elegant and still with an element of risque is an apt description to this collection, which is a great mix of the feminine and the contemporary.

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Kangana Ranaut, won a National Film Award for her performance in "Queen", is elated over the recognition. The actress says she never expected the film to do so well and she will celebrate her win in Mumbai.

President Pranab Mukherjee honoured the actress on Sunday at the 62nd National Film Awards ceremony here.

This is her second award with the first one being in the Best Supporting Actress category for "Fashion".

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Director Sai Kabir's upcoming film, Divine Lovers starring National Award winners Irrfan Khan and Kangana Ranaut, is one of the few projects from all over the world which has been noticed and advised by Frank Priot,DGA Film France, the French Film Commission, which has been closely following Sai Kabir’s work as a director for 3 years now.

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Director Sai Kabir, who directed Kangana Ranaut in "Revolver Rani", says his new film starring her -- the French production "Divine Lovers" -- is very much different from his last movie.

In an interview, he has spoken about getting the French Film Commission (FFC) on board for the film, its content and its actors.

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Q. How did the French Film Commission (FFC) come into your Kangana-Irrfan starrer "Divine Lovers"?

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After delivering films as varied as "Queen" and "Revolver Rani" back-to-back, actress Kangana Ranaut says the audience can expect more variety from her performances in her upcoming movies.

"I'm playing very interesting characters now. I'm doing a love story directed by Nikhil Advani, it's a different character, then I will be seen in 'Tanu Weds Manu 2', a film with Sai Kabir - it's a good line-up. You'll see a lot of variety from me," Kangana said during a recent appearance at a fashion gala here.

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Bold and beautiful Kangana Ranaut made for a regal looking Shekhawati princess in finery designed by Suneet Varma for his elaborate and stunning showcase at the BMW India Bridal Fashion Week (IBFW) here. Her look was well-accentuated by an intricately designed statement headgear, and she loved it.

The "Queen" actress, who seems to be getting used to playing 'Rani', catwalked confidently in a maroon and red ensemble, which included a blouse that many won't dare to wear for their wedding day.

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Rumours are abuzz that Kangana Ranaut, who is riding high on the success of her last hit "Queen", has hiked her fee by 50 percent. The actress says she chose to hike her fees as she believes she deserves it.

The 27-year-old was present at the launch of the cover of Grazia magazine that features her. Here, on being asked about the reason to hike her fees, she said: "There is no particular reason. I have been working for the last seven years and analysing whatever I have earned till date in this profession, I think I deserve and so I am demanding money.

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Actress Kangana Ranaut, who was away from the limelight to pursue her filmmaking course in New York, is back with a bang. However, she finds the paparazzi "intimidating" and is still adjusting to all the attention.

As she walked the ramp for designer Anju Modi at the ongoing Couture Week, she tripped but took it sportingly.

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Versatile actress Kangana Ranaut, who has a distinct taste in fashion, has been roped in by e-tailer Myntra as the face of its in-house brand DressBerry. She says she was lured to endorse the brand due to its fun, flirty and feminine style.

"When I came across DressBerry, I took an instant liking to it. Besides the apparel, it is the attitude of 'Fun, Flirty and Feminine' reflected by the brand that appeals to me," Kangana said in a statement.

Myntra launched DressBerry in 2013, and within a span of 15 months, it has gained popularity.

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The release date for Dharma Productions’ long delayed movie “Ungli” has been finalised.

It will come out Nov 21, said a statement.

Produced by Karan Johar and directed by Rensil D'Silva, the movie stars Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Sanjay Dutt, Randeep Hooda, Neha Dhupia and Neil Bhoopalam.

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Actress Kangana Ranaut says though she is not a collector of jewellery, she has a weakness for gold pieces.

"Girls love jewellery a lot, but I have only a few antique pieces and solitaires. I don't have much jewellery. For me, less is more," Kangana said here at the unveiling of its latest collection by jewellery brand Tanishq.

"I love small pieces like pendants and ring," she added.

And when it comes to her favourite metal, she gives preference to gold.

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Contrary to the reports that Kangana Ranaut opted out of Sujoy Ghosh's "Durga Rani Singh" over remuneration issue, the actress said she had some prior commitments, hence, could not accommodate the film.

"I had prior commitments, so I could not do Sujoy Ghosh's film," Kangana said here Monday at the unveiling of new collection by Tanishq.

"But it is an amazing film ('Durga Rani Singh'), amazing script and he will do best whatever it will be," she added.

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Her performance in her latest movies like "Queen" and "Revolver Rani" has earned Kangana Ranaut the epithet of being Bollywood's 'rani'. She says she has been receiving respect and acknowledgment for her work like never before.

"I feel like this is a beautiful time of my life. I've never been respected or treated the way I am right now...the way people have really acknowledged what I do. It is nice," Kangana told IANS here.

Coming from Himachal Pradesh and with no film background, Kangana has made a niche for herself in Bollywood where star kids almost rule the roost.

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Film: "Revolver Rani"; Cast: Kagna Ranaut, Vir Das, Piyush Mishra; Directed by Sai Kabir; Rating: *** 1/2 (3 and a half stars)

Hail the female. Kangna Ranaut plays the quirky queen of all she surveys.She lords over her doomed anarchic and wretched kingdom like a doped and excitable "Pan Singh Tomar".

It is a dangerous world out there in the Indian heartland. Specially for women who have to fight prejudices and betrayals on so many levels.

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Kangana Ranaut's new film "Revolver Rani" is yet to release, but for the actress, it is already a success. She says the film is even better than the script envisaged.

"We have made a better film than what we had initially intended to. I already believe it is a success. How people perceive box office numbers is a different thing, but for me it is already a success," the 27-year-old said here Wednesday at a special screening of the film.

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She is playing a wild character in “Revolver Rani” and true to her role Kangana Ranaut got aggressive while locking lips with her co-star Vir Das for a scene, said a source.

Apparently, the actress kissed him so wildly that his lips began to bleed.

"In one scene, Kangana is arrested and is on her way to jail. She requests for some time to attend to an urgent matter and drags Vir Das to a room and kisses him so wildly that his lips start bleeding! No actress till date has portrayed such a 'manizing character',” a source said in a statement.

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Actress Kangna Ranaut, who will be seen in a bold performance in "Revolver Rani", says nobody will marry her after watching this film.

"Nobody is going to marry me after watching this film... I can give it to you in writing," Kangna told reporters during the press conference for the film.

The actress, whose recent performance in "Queen", says she wanted four months gap between the release of "Queen" and "Revolver Rani".

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Actress Kangna Ranaut, who has been critically acclaimed for her performance in "Queen", however says she is not interested in awards as attending awards is an expensive affair.

"These days there are so many awards...and we have to sit there for five to six hours. To attend the awards, we have to do make up, hair style... bahut mehenga padta hai (its an expensive affair)...I am not saying awards are not genuine. I have received awards for 'Gangster', 'Fashion'....

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Actress Kangana Ranaut says her next movie "Revolver Rani" has the flavour of a pulp fiction novel by Hindi writer Ved Prakash Sharma.

Talking about the movie, Kangana said: "This is actually a character of a neurotic and the woman who we are going to see and the film that we are going to see is very exciting just like Ved Prakash Sharma's novels that you find on railway stations. That's the kind of treatment the film is carrying."

"It's very exciting. Its total pulp. The woman is negative, brutal and very exciting," added the star of latest hit "Queen".

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Kangana Ranuat has impressed one and all with her performance in "Queen" and superstar Aamir Khan is no exception to it. While Aamir has expressed his desire to share screen space with the actress, she doesn't see it as her "immediate goal".

Kangana says she has had a word about a future opportunity with Aamir, "but there is nothing concrete as yet".

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Gorgeous Kangana Ranaut who is currently riding high on the success of her film ‘Queen’ is all set to don the role of a gangster woman for her forthcoming film ‘Revolver Rani’

What we hear is that the very versatile Usha Uthup will be singing for Kangana Ranaut in the film.

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She has been demure, submissive; bold, beautiful; sexy, flirtatious; and daring. She has also been holier-than-thou and sometimes, also a vamp -- Bollywood, in it's over 100 years of existence, has been a canvas of the several shades of a woman. But here's a new colour -- the Kangana Ranaut of "Queen" and the Alia Bhatt of 'Highway' -- free-spirited and living life on their terms, much like young contemporary Indian women today.

I'm loving it!

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After seen as a simpleton in Queen, Kangana turns quirky and bizarre for Revolver Rani which releases immediately after Queen.

Set against the backdrop of political drama in rustic MP, Kangana plays a politically active local goon. And to portray the character, Kangana will be seen sporting quirky outfits for her role in the movie. In a not-done-before avatar, she is seen wearing dhoti pants with boots, funky glasses, metal accessories (guns included) and a tanned look. While the attire is quite wacky, some of them also include scandalous cabre kind of outfits.

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She may have walked with elan in Madhur Bhandarkar's 2008 release "Fashion", but actress Kangana Ranaut was unable to move forward smoothly as the showstopper for designer Namrata Joshipura at the grand finale of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) autumn-winter 2014 here.

The five-day fashion event concluded Sunday and the "Queen" star was invited to sashay down the ramp as Joshipura's showstopper.

With her curly locks tied up, Kangana made her entry in a strapless floor sweeping black gown with metallic embellishment on the side.

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The success of "Queen" has catapulted Kangana Ranaut to the big league, but the "self-made" actress who has quite a few given good films in her eight-year career, says she is only "trying to make my own identity" and doesn't aspire to win "flavour of the season" tag.

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Kangana Ranaut seems to have swept the entire Hindi film fraternity off its feet with her performance in "Queen". Actor-director Arbaaz Khan is the latest celebrity to be floored by the actress' performance in the movie.

He has called her an extremely gifted actor.

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Actress Deepika Padukone, who was on a roll with one hit performance after another in 2013, is jealous of another actress! She is in awe of Kangana Ranaut's work in the recently released "Queen".

"I have seen 'Queen' and I am jealous of her performance, I think she was outstanding," the 28-year-old said here Saturday at the HT Mumbai Most Stylish Awards.

Deepika also praised "Queen" director Vikas Bahl for portraying a woman's emotions so beautifully.

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National Award winning actress Kangana Ranaut, who is receiving rave reviews for her performance in "Queen", says she prefers appreciation from the audience over trophies.

"I am not interested in awards. I have already won a lot of awards... the audience's appreciation is important for me," she said.

"I am getting good reviews for my film. Many people are appreciating the film on social networking website. We all are very happy about that," added the actress.

Directed by Vikas Bahl, "Queen" features Kangna as a Delhi girl who goes for honeymoon without her partner.

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Actress Kangana Ranaut believes she has given her best shot ever to her forthcoming movie "Queen".

"My role in 'Queen' is very challenging and as an actor, I believe I have never done such good work in any film before. I haven't got such a good opportunity before," the 26-year-old said here Thursday in an interview.

"Queen" is the story of a Delhi-based girl Rani, who goes on her honeymoon alone due to some circumstances.

The film, which released Friday, also stars Lisa Haydon and Rajkummar Rao.

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Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut marked her presence at the recently concluded London Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 14.

Dressed in powder blue ensemble by Burberry, she attended the Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Autumn-Winter 2014 Show held at Kensington Gardens in London on Monday, said a statement.

The British luxury fashion brand’s new collection consisted of trench coats, ponchos, equestrian topcoats and more in fabrics like hand-painted leather, suede, shearling, Scottish-woven wool cashmere and crêpe silk.

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Rajkummar Rao, who will next be seen in "Queen" with Kangana Ranaut, believes that the National Award winning actress has put her best foot forward in the film.

"It was great working with Kangana. She is really grounded and she is a really sweet person. In this film, she has done a great job," Rajkummar said in an interview here Thursday.

"I can say that this film is packed with Kangana's best performance till date," he added.

Set to release March 7, "Queen" is directed by Vikas Bahl and also stars Lisa Haydon.

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Anurag Kashyap is known for his low budgets and simplistic films, but the filmmaker's upcoming production "Queen" has been one of his toughest films so far.

Produced by Viacom Motion Pictures and Phantom Films and directed by Vikas Bahl, the Kangana Ranaut-starrer was shot across 140 locations in three countries.

"We have shot extensively across the globe and in that sense it was pretty tough to shoot it. Anurag, would often joke that 'Queen' was much tougher to film than 'Gangs of Wasseypur'," Bahl said in a statement.

The film will hit screens Feb 28.

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Actress Kangana Ranaut, who neither parties too much nor belongs to any camp, says she doesn't depend upon friends to get work.

In eight years, the actress has carved a niche for herself with her work in films like "Gangster - A Love Story", "Woh Lamhe" and "Tanu Weds Manu". She even won a National Award for her role in "Fashion".

"It's not that I am not friends with any one, but I never think that if I am with them, I will get more films. I don't make friends to get films. I just can't think that way," said Kangana.

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Actress Kangana Ranaut is a "fashion queen" and "overconfident" in real life unlike her role in the forthcoming movie "Queen", says its director Vikas Bahl.

"Kangana is overconfident in real life. She is a fashion queen and her approach towards her life is absolutely different (from her character in the movie)," Bahl told IANS.

The actress essays the role of Rani, a shy Punjabi woman in "Queen".

Bahl said: "She has played her part really well, but in real life she is nowhere close to Rani. Kangana has contributed a lot to this film."

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Filmmaker Vikas Bahl, who has roped in Kangana Ranaut to play the protagonist in his film "Queen", says he didn't consider any other actress to play a married girl who goes on a honeymoon without her spouse.

Bahl said: "I always wanted Kangana for the film. Kangana was the first and last choice for 'Queen' because Kangana is a very bright girl and she has added value to her role."

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Filmmaker Karan Johar has locked the release dates for his two production ventures - "Ungli" and "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania".

"'Ungli' will release on May 23, 2014...and 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' will release on the 11th of July, 2014," Karan tweeted Monday.

"Ungli", a thriller, is directed by Renzil D'Silva and features Sanjay Dutt, Emraan Hashmi, Neha Dhupia and Randeep Hooda.

Shashank Khaitan directorial "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania" features Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt.

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Beating the likes of her contemporaries, Kangana Ranaut was crowned “The Hottest Vegetarian” by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Visitors to PETAIndia.com cast their votes to help PETA choose the most alluring Vegetarian Vixen this year and Bollywood’s poster girl for fashion took the top honor.

Says PETA India Manager of Media and Celebrity Projects Sachin Bangera, “Bollywood stars are truly shining for animals by choosing to go meat-free, and Kangana's beauty is proof that a great way to get a killer body and looks is by not eating animals”.

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Can you imagine a wedding or a sangeet ceremony complete without a Bollywood song? "London Thumakda", the first song from Kangana Ranaut-starrer "Queen", joins the rich list of wedding songs.

A fun Punjabi number, "London Thumakda" video is live on YouTube. Filled with the electrifying beats of dhol and quirky lyrics, it will make you hit the dance floor instantly.

Set at a typical Indian wedding, the funny moments and onliners create a perfect wedding environment, with a touch of humour and will make everyone dance to its beats.

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