Take a look at some of Kangana Ranaut’s statements that have caught everyone’s attention.

Kangana Ranaut is considered to be one of the most talented actresses in Indian cinema. She is outspoken and fearless when it comes to her choice of roles and most definitely when it comes to her comment on any relevant topics. Her interviews are always engaging and entertaining for the refreshing candidness that she has in her personality. So, as the actor celebrates her birthday today, here’s taking a look at some of Kangana Ranaut’s statements. Over the years, the actress has been at the center of many controversies but nothing fazes her spirit.

Here are some of Kangana Ranaut’s statements from over the years:

“I didn’t think that I was born with the sole purpose of finding myself a good enough husband, who could take care of me. I saw myself as much more than that. I had a mind of my own. I wanted to be my own hero and that even led to me running away from my house. My father had a lot of expectations from my brother, but I wanted to do something that would make him proud of me.”

“When you start from a point that is so low because as a girl, if your birth is not a tragedy then it is at least a setback for your family. So it’s difficult for you to take pride in your own self, to have confidence in your own being and your actions.”

“I don’t think we need anyone else’s approval as actresses. Women need to be confident about themselves. Others’ opinions about you will always change, but we need to value ourselves. I don’t seek anyone’s approval.”

“I am not ashamed of anything, not my past, not my affairs, not my body and most definitely not my desire. So slut-shaming won’t work either.”

“My male counterparts are paid thrice the amount. No one can guarantee success of a film so why such discrimination? I don’t do one scene or one item song in a film. I can only speak for myself and I am commanding a certain amount of money, but I still think I am underpaid.”

“The expectations from me are that I am Sati-Savitri, which I am not. You have to come to terms with the fact that I am today’s woman. I am a total badass, not a Sati-Savitri. I refuse to become one.”

“Ever since I was a kid, I have never understood the concept of fairness. Especially, in such a case, as a celebrity, what kind of an example would I be setting for younger people? I have no regrets about turning this offer down. As a public figure, I have responsibilities. My sister is dusky, yet beautiful. If I go ahead and be a part of a campaign, then, in a way, I would be insulting her. If I can’t do that to my sister, then how can I do it to an entire nation?”

“The industry is particularly sexist because women are expected to be ‘glam dolls’, ‘bimbettes’ or a ‘pretty piece of ass’ because it’s convenient. It’s high time we reveal our real identities.”

“My critics believe in me more than my fans do and that’s precisely why they criticize me.”

“I am fed up of taking directions from egomaniacs. I would love to be under the supervision of someone who gives me a sense of being equal. Just being able to give directions doesn’t mean they can be dictators.”

“A lot of people from my crew came and said ‘Oh you’ve got balls, you’ve got balls, you’ve got balls’. And I said, “No, I don’t have balls, I have a vagina. Why can’t anyone say that word? It’s much cooler to say ‘You’ve got ovaries! Our sexuality is taken away from us. I want us to be free of this brainwashing.”

“Success is the best revenge. I always feel women should answer back either with their sarcasm or success.”

“I don’t find anything upsetting or gross or degrading about fighting with a mental illness: Bipolar or Schizophrenia.”

“All beautiful things in this world are because of women.”

“I am not trying to be better than male actors. I try to be better than everyone around me.”

Here’s wishing the actress a Happy Birthday!