Kangana compares herself to Indira Gandhi, talks 'identity crisis'

Wednesday 21st September 2022 08:08 EDT

In a series of Instagram Stories, actress Kangana Ranaut spoke about her movies and losing herself while getting into the character for a film. She also talked about how an actor can never go back to being the “same person, once a character has happened to you”. She also posted two pictures of herself - one in her character of late prime minister Indira Gandhi, for her film ‘Emergency’ and the other from a photoshoot. In the second image, she posed for the camera during a photoshoot. She wore a pink dress and makeup as she looked at the camera.

She captioned the post, “Today is a break day, I don’t call it a break I call it a pause day… On such a blank beat you wonder where did you loose yourself… You dissolve in the character and find that nothing of you is left in you. You see your own pictures like a stranger and wonder will you ever be the same.”

She also added, “...the truth is you can never go back to being the same person, once a character has happened to you it remains like a scar on the soul, like the darkness of the night, like the glow of the moon, like a realisation you can’t own, like a million shining suns, like the dizzying heights of the mountains and suffocating depths of the sea… a character will remain regardless of you … #emergency.”

Reacting to the post, Anupam Kher commented, "You wrote this so well. Every ‘good’ actor will identify with what you wrote. Hai Ho! (clapping hands and heart eyes emojis)." Sharing the pictures on her Instagram Stories, Kangana wrote, "Identity crisis #actorspsyche.”

On the work front, Kangana is busy with her film ‘Emergency’, which revolves around the life of Indira Gandhi and it features Kangana in the titular role of the late politician. The movie also showcases Anupam Kher, Mahima Chaudhry, Shreyas Talpade, and Milind Soman as J P Narayan, Pupul Jayakar, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw respectively.

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