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Kangana Ranaut is the big success story of Bollywood: Mehta

Kangana Ranaut has won three national awards.—Photo: Special arrangement  

Aligarh director Hansal Mehta, who has teamed up with National award-winner Kangana Ranaut for his next film Simran , feels the actress is one of the big success stories of Bollywood.

Ms Ranaut, 29, already a two-time national award-winner, recently won the best actress honour for her dual role in Tanu Weds Manu Returns .

“I have asked her for a party. I always say that Kangana is one of the big success stories of Bollywood, from zero to hero. I am very happy for her win,” Mr Mehta said.

His last directorial outing, Aligarh , has won widespread praise for handling the issue of homosexuality in a sensitive manner by re-telling the tragic but true story of Aligarh Muslim University Professor SR Siras.

When asked whether he expects a National award next year for Aligarh , Mr Mehta said, “That’s too early to say but we will apply for the Awards.”

Aligarh starred Manoj Bajpayee and Rajkummar Rao in lead roles.

Mr Mehta had won national award for best director ( Shahid) (2013), which had Rajkummar Rao in the lead role. —PTI

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