Kangana Ranaut is rarely seen mingling around with her co-stars and the actress says the call is intentional as she does not like forming personal relationships at the workplace.
The 29-year-old actress says she does believe in making her co-actors comfortable but avoids being over-friendly. “There should be a comfortable environment on set. But I won’t recommend one should form personal equations at work. I don’t do that as I feel it will come in the way of your work.
“Comfort with co-stars is good but too much comfort is not good. It is good to be formal at work. I prefer sticking just to my work but at the same time I like being someone who is approachable,” said Kangana.
The actress believes working women should always carry the “I mean business” attitude if they want their colleagues to respect them. “I don’t say it only for movie sets, I recommend it to all the women as I believe when you come with ‘I mean business’ attitude, you get respect. I feel that respect is very important to operate in the most dignified way.
“We keep complaining about the fact that we don’t get respect but I believe one needs to maintain the dignity. There is a very fine line between being friendly and over-friendly.”
The actress will next be seen in Vishal Bhardwaj’s “Rangoon” which also stars Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan. Reports of a cold war between Kangana and her “Rangoon” co-star Shahid Kapoor have been doing the rounds since they started promoting the film. While Shahid said he shares a “strictly professional” relationship with Kangana, she called him “moody” on a TV chat show recently.
Asked about her experience of working with Shahid and Saif, Kangana, praises them as “amazing actors”. She says “Rangoon” turned out to be one of the best experiences of her career because of the cast.
“I feel you need very good actors to support the script because if every character is activated it will just bring the script alive and that is very important. That is what we as actors look forward to.
“We have a great cast. They (Shahid and Saif) are not just stars, they are amazing actors as well. I feel this is by far the best opportunity I have had to work with a great team.”
The actress, who also has Hansal Mehta’s Simran and Ketan Mehta’s Rani Laxmi Bai lined up, is elated with the way things are going in her professional life.
“In terms of career, it is the best phase. I am getting good opportunities and also the central roles where I have the possibility of constant growth,” she says.