7 years of Queen: Kangana Ranaut says ‘Queen released, changed my life and Indian Cinema forever’

Kangana Ranaut starrer Queen directed by Vikas Bahl and produced Anurag Kashyap. The film also featured Lisa Haydon and Rajkummar Rao in prominent roles.


Exactly seven years ago, on March 7th, 2014, Kangana Ranaut starrer ‘Queen,’ a comedy drama film was released in theatres. In the film, Kangana had played the role of Rani opposite Rajkummar Rao aka Vijay.

Now, after completing seven years of the film, Kangana has shared her feelings on her official Twitter handle as how the film changed her acting career. A Twitter account namely Kangana Ranaut Daily shares a video giving glimpse of Kangana’s role in Queen. The user writes in the caption, “With Queen the world woke up, rather belatedly, to the phenomenal talent that is Kangana Ranaut. Kangana delivered the performance of a lifetime—a total knockout act of art, where she disappears and only Rani appears; the summit any actor could achieve.”

Then, Kangana Ranaut replies to this tweet and quotes, “After almost a decade long struggle I was told I am too good an actor to be a Bollywood leading lady, curly hair and vulnerable voice made it worse, I signed Queen thinking this will never release, signed it for money with that money I went to film school in Newyork (cont).”

“In Newyork I studied screenwriting, directed a small film in California at the age of 24 which gave me a breakthrough in Hollywood, after seeing my work a big agency hired me as a director, I buried all my acting ambitions, did not have the courage to return to India (cont),” Kangana adds.


“Bought a small house in the outskirts of LA in Calabasas, just when I left everything, Queen released, changed my life and Indian Cinema forever marked the Birth of a new leading lady and woman centric parallel cinema #7yearsofqueen,” Kangana further adds.

“Queen is not just a film for me, it was an explosion of everything I ever deserved was kept away from me for 10 long years, everything came all at ones, it was overwhelming, I truly believe what is ours no one can take away hang in their you will get your due #7yearsofqueen,” Kangana concludes.


Directed by Vikas Bahl and produced by Anurag Kashyap, Queen revolves around the story of a Punjabi girl ‘Rani’ who is from Delhi and embarks on her honeymoon to Paris by herself after her fiance calls off their wedding.