The fairness hypocrisy: Ever since I was a kid, I have never understood the concept of fairness. As a public figure, I have responsibilities, accepting an offer to endorse a fairness cream brand would be a direct insult to my own sister Rangoli who is dusky yet beautiful
The in-famous nepotism statement: In my biopic, if it ever gets made, you will play that typical Bollywood biggie who is snooty and completely intolerant to outsiders. A flag-bearer of nepotism. The movie mafia!
The elitism in Bollywood: Haan toh hai accent off, toh kya ho gaya? Yaha pe inko mera accent fake lagta hai, yeh log jab khud bahar jaate hain waha inka accent fake lagta hai
A bang-on reply to feminism: If it’s feminism to not allow a prerogative of a man saying no and if it's a prerogative of just a woman to say no, then I’m not a feminist, a no means a no
The bitter truth of an independent woman: Freedom of being alone is intoxicating. Relationships can be very traumatic. But being in a healthy relationship can be very empowering
On the male-dominated film industry: Why should I work with the Khans? In the beginning, I wanted to have a conventional, very easy route where I can work with big heroes and be a big heroine. Now I get a lot of offers to work with the Khans. When I wanted work, nobody was ready to work with me. Now that I’m my own hero on the sets, why should I work with other heroes?
Her 'Mr. Perfect' criteria: 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
Her hardships: When I moved to Bombay, it was very harsh. I was nothing like what I am today. I couldn't speak a word of English. In England, people might be very understanding about that, but in Bombay, they're not very forgiving. 'If you don't speak English, how do you expect to work in Hindi films?'
Her struggles: I've started from scratch and slept on pavements, so the thought of hitting rock bottom doesn't scare me.
Her idea as an empowered woman: Women empowerment does not mean you create complex among men. Then it will take 20 more years to empower men. It is all about evolving as a soul, as a human being. It does not mean that you become a sexist.
Who needs Awards?: I Will not attend award ceremonies as they are merely for commercial purposes
Mirror to male chauvinism: If a woman is super-successful, she is called a psychopath
Setting an example for women to be stronger: Nobody was my support. You have to support yourself, and I think that is the beauty of being a woman. You can handle anything and be ten times better than men
Be proud of yourself: Sucking up to a director means you are unsure of your talents. I'm not
Standing up for the right: This man who was my father's age hit me hard on my head when I was 17. I started bleeding. I took out my sandal and hit his head hard, and he started to bleed, too
On Kangana Ranaut's 31 birthday today, we take a look at 15 powerful quotes given by the talented actress that will not only inspire you but also prove that she is more than just a brilliant actress