Apparently, when she turned up for the climax shoot of Tezz in London recently, the once-friendly Ajay Devgn kept his distance. Kangna rubbishes the rumours, “Ajay and I have done three films together, we were never best friends but there’s been a certain comfort level between us from day one. He was not over-friendly then and less-friendly now. It’s a professional equation and if anyone expected anything more, I’m sorry, we can’t oblige. The truth is once I go back home, it doesn’t matter to me what Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt or Salman Khan do. Main apne ghar mein khush hoon, woh apne ghar mein. Mujhe unse kya lena dena yaar? But when I am on the sets, it does matter to me how Ajay’s mood is and I do make sure that everyone is calm and happy. If I’m having a coffee I invite them to have one as well. That’s all.”
Does she gets upset about the constant media reportage about her “The media loves me and how! I have become the flavour of the season. Every actress goes through this. It’s unfortunate. But they will have to live with me for lots and lots of years as my season is not going to end. So be prepared for many such stories on me.”
There’s talk that another ‘buddy’, Sanjay Dutt, has turned cold towards her because he doesn’t want to upset wife Manyaata. “That’s stupid, I’ve met Manyaata a couple of times, and I’m not too close to her or Sanjay. I was only cooing over their twins when she dropped by on the sets one afternoon because I love children,” says Kangna.
What’s the score with Salman Khan, who insisted on having his ‘lucky mascot’ in Ready, upsetting heroine, Asin? “The Rascals team was in Bangkok when Ready was being shot. I didn’t even meet Asin, there’s no reason for her to be miffed because it was a special appearance,” she reasons. “Sanjay and Ajay also made guest appearances and no one is talking about them. Next they’ll be saying I had a problem with Princess Diana. It’s bizarre!”
Maybe that’s because Salman is her mentor “Salman’s a mentor to everyone but not me,” Kangna shoots back. “I don’t need mentors. I’ve got where I have without one. If I didn’t look for a mentor earlier, why would I do so now when I’m a successful star?”
Reportedly, you belong to a royal family. How come you never spoke about it all this while “ My ancestors are Rajputs from Jaipur, a lineage of the royal family. Later one of my ancestors settled in Himachal. We don’t have a palace in Himachal but my family is well known there. When I left my home to become an actress, my father didn’t give me a single penny. I struggled on my own and they had no idea what I went through. My grandfather even asked me to drop my surname when he learnt that I was joining films. But then I told them to shut up as I was born with the surname. Today I have everything one can imagine and there is nothing I want from them. Although I do a lot for my family and friends today.”
What kind of a man would suit an independent girl like you “ My man has to be more intelligent than I am, which is difficult to find. He should definitely be more successful than me, which is not so difficult to find. I’d be a fool to expect a better looking man than me, which is impossible to find (Laughs). However, I don’t think I’ll come across a man who's as successful as I am at 23.”