Actress Kangana Ranaut, who has been lauded for her versatile acting skills, believes that Indian audience is ready for cinema which comprises of both art and glamour.
"Today we have everything coming together and I feel that the credit has to be given to the audience. So I would like to believe that our audience is ready for that kind of cinema where you can give art combined with a lot of glamour," said Kangana, who is currently prepping up for the upcoming film "Rangoon", at a session of at the 13th edition of Hindustan Times Leadership Summit.
Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan and film director Imtiaz Ali were the other panellists.
Ali opinionated that “women have always been better actors than men”.
Responding to Ali’s question on women giving a strong competition to men in the industry, Kangana said that she soon realized that there was strong discrimination.
"When I started out, I was open to wherever my life was took me as an actor but I realised that there was a strong discrimination. I am talking about almost 10 years ago as in there were actors, stars and superstars. Superstars weren't actors and actors weren't superstars...so there was a strong sense of discrimination,” said Kangana, who made her debut in Bollywood in 2006.
The two-day event, which flagged off on Friday are led by 30 Global leaders comprising senior politicians, corporate heads, entrepreneurs, artists, eminent sports personalities, intellectuals, policy makers, economists, industry thought leaders and influencers from all walks of life; under one roof to discuss India’s future as the world’s bright spot.
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