Kangana Ranaut knows a thing or two about handling controversy. Just this year, she was involved in a long and bitter feud with actor Hrithik Roshan, with whom she publicly exchanged recriminations and legal notices. Now, back home after filming the work-in-progress Simran in the US, Kangana has addressed reports of allegedly high-handed behaviour on her part on the sets of her next release Rangoon. The 29-year-old actress was rumoured to have not gotten along with actors Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan, her co-stars in the Vishal Bhardwaj-directed film. Kangana told mid-day that she's read everything that's been written about her and that she ignores them.
"I don't pay much heed to mischief-makers, whether they are contemporaries or competition. These mischief-makers are mostly unnecessary publicists who do everything possible to malign you and get you in trouble. I keep a watch on everything. If it's alarming and I foresee a bigger trap, I hit back. I don't care about bugs in the bed," Kangana told mid-day.
Things between and both actors were just fine, Kangana said. "I am different at work; I don't go in to the set wanting to party. As far as Saif is concerned, he is the classic man. I am a fan of his charms. He and Kareena (Kapoor Khan) have been extremely gracious to me. They hosted a dinner for me when I came down. I love their company. As for Shahid, we had a healthy partnership on set and I don't see any trouble between us. Of course, we weren't pally, which [is] probably [what] was misconstrued. People need to understand that we don't go to work to make friends," she told mid-day.
Earlier this year, Kangana Ranaut won her third National Award - she won the Best Actress prize for her work in Tanu Weds Manu Returns. Last year, Kangana was named Best Actress for Queen and she previously won the Best Supporting Actress award for Fashion.
Rangoon, a period drama set in World War II and filmed in Arunachal Pradesh, is scheduled for February.
Meanwhile, Simran, directed by Hansal Mehta, is expected to release next September.