'My Earnings Are Down, Endorsements Are Fewer' - Kangana Ranaut
In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, the Queen starlet said, “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 been pushed. But I have signed three films, have a beautiful house in Manali now and an office on Pali Hill. I’m going to Harvard too so don’t write me off just yet.”
Kangana being more optimistic about the future spoke about her upcoming project, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. Kangana is hopeful and believes that she will survive this ‘rough patch.’
Kangana has also been invited as a key speaker at the annual India Conference at Harvard Business School in February next year.
According to her she is going to "talk about new opportunities in the entertainment business that TV, digital platforms and streaming sites have brought in which I want to experiment with too," as well as give a shout out to Saba Qamar and Irrfan Khan starrer Hindi Medium.
"I want to point to films like Hindi Medium which merged the lives of disparate social hierarchies in a realistic rather than aspirational portrayal of society."
About the global sexual harassment debate, "I am not saying men have not been exploitative. They have been for centuries. But today's woman is also not as simple as she pretends to be. But just as there are good men and bad men, there are women who are exploitative, cunning and also blatantly shameless to offer themselves."
"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 offense 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."