Kangana Ranaut’s father says birth of girls in their village more like a funeral

After National Award winning actress Kangana Ranaut made a bold confession that she was the "unwanted child" in her family, her father has opened up about the "backward" thinking about girls in their village.

By: IANS | Mumbai | Updated: March 11, 2016 10:34 am
Kangana Ranaut, Kangana Ranaut parents, Kangana Ranaut unwanted girl child, Kangana Ranaut parents girl child Kangana Ranaut’s father said: “The villagers used to come to our house and say, ‘Oh, now a daughter again’. So, there was no celebration, nor did we distribute sweets. We were hoping that since we had lost our son, another son would come back.”

After National Award winning actress Kangana Ranaut made a bold confession that she was the “unwanted child” in her family, her father has opened up about the ‘backward’ thinking about girls in their village. He says the ‘Queen’ star’s birth was not a “celebration” in their house.

Amardeep Ranaut, who stays in Himachal Pradesh, opened up about his daughter Kangana’s latest statement, and told IANS: “When she was born, that time the atmosphere in our village about a girl child was very backward. It was not like a celebration, but it was more like a funeral.

“The villagers used to come to our house and say, ‘Oh, now a daughter again’. So, there was no celebration, nor did we distribute sweets. We were hoping that since we had lost our son, another son would come back.”

The actress, who has delivered critically acclaimed and commercially successful films one after the other in Bollywood, just earlier this week opened up about her ordeal as a girl child in her family. She had even spoken about a male child that her parents had before having her elder sister Rangoli, but he had died within 10 days of his birth.

While Rangoli’s birth was celebrated, the same was not the case when Kangana came into the world. I was an unwanted girl child, my mother couldn’t come to terms that it was a girl again: Kangana Ranaut

However, with her success story, the actress has proved naysayers wrong, and has time and again supported women empowerment.

She has even stood by the side of her sister Rangoli, an acid attack survivor, who now works with Kangana as her manager. Together, they have both appeared on the latest cover of a magazine. Watch video- Kangana Ranaut: I was an unwanted girl child from my parents

Talking about her sister, Rangoli said: “When Kangana was born, there was no joy and celebration. I remember when she was born, our relatives used to come at our place and call her by a word, which in ‘pahadi’ means unwanted. She was so sensitive that these things influenced her. Things have still not changed there (in our birthplace), and that’s why we are supporting this cause (of girl child).”Kangana Ranaut wants to make a film on her sister and acid attack survivor Rangoli

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    Uday
    Mar 20, 2016 at 2:53 am
    Ha-ha.. Cinema is cheating?? Nice.. How stupid r u!!
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      PARKASH CHANDRA
      Mar 11, 2016 at 6:18 am
      PLS KEEP THE MOUTH SHUT. REGARDS
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        S. Gowrishankar,
        Mar 11, 2016 at 6:06 am
        A life is a life, be it a girl or boy. So many things happen in one's life about which one can complain or take it his or her stride. What mileage Kangana wants to gain by saying that she was an unwanted child now? And in what way her so called success in a profession that was and is being dubbed as one that is not for dignified families or persons help her in sulking? Tomorrow everyone will forget who this actress was? And in what way acting which is nothing but impersonating someone going to help a human being life? Money? At what cost? What about dignity, pride or shame? Are we a set of shameless people that we glorify a profession that can find resonance in other spheres of society that is abhorred by people? If she finds glory in such lowly profession as cinema, I do not why she should complain about something that has happened years before? Be it man or woman, birth is such silly thing. One should not be born at all. But once you are born, to be involved in a profession like cinema is very very low indeed. IMPERSONATION CANNOT BE HAILED AS A GREAT PROFESSION. To be born as a girl or a boy or animal or plant is anytime better than getting ociated with cinema.
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          S. Gowrishankar,
          Mar 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm
          I am also highlighting a genuine problem that persists in the wisdom of many people India who do not have such a poor mental faculty to think as that of yours. Any profession is better than impersonation. Impersonation is cheating. Cinema is nothing but cheating. If you cannot realize, it is not my problem. If you want to hail it as a great profession it is up to you and we do not care.
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            S. Gowrishankar,
            Mar 11, 2016 at 7:26 pm
            You seem to have some good vocabulary in English but to no avail. I am not mentally convoluted. Problem with you people is the fact you have such shallow thinking, if I can give you the credit of having some capability to think. Many professions have gone unnoticed on earth. Everyone asks the other what is your designation in your office as though the lower level is something unacceptable. A general manage looks down upon a manager's position; a manager looks down upon an ordinary officer's position. What is a noble profession? Impersonation? Cinema? Think deeper if you can. You will gain more knowledge. Do not commit the mistake of calling other's thinking as convoluted when your own thinking is nothing but zero.
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              Subba Rao Venkata Vure
              Mar 11, 2016 at 7:13 am
              I would like ask those villagers how they have born - to a female or like births in our epics?
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