On the occasion of the International Women's Day, the 28-year-old actress demanded that portrayal of women as 'selfless' Indian ladies who only care about the happiness of the men in their lives should be stopped as it is regressive.

"My parents had a child before Rangoli, who died within 10 days of his birth. He was called Hero. My parents couldn't emerge from the loss of that baby boy. But then Rangoli happened and she was taken care of, there was a huge celebration," the 'Katti Batti' actress told reporters.

Kangana, who has an elder sister Rangoli and a younger brother Akshat, said that her parents could not come to terms with the fact that they had another girl child.

"But when I was born, my parents, my mother especially, couldn't come to terms with that fact that they had another baby girl. I know these stories in detail because every time a guest visited, or there was a gathering, they repeated this story in front of me that how I was the unwanted child," Kangana added.

The actress, who has acted in women-oriented films like 'Queen' and 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns', said it was very hard to be constantly reminded that she was someone who was not 'meant' to be in this world.

Kangana said she never accepted the stereotype that boys are more important than girls, which often led to certain 'discomfort' while growing up.

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