After bagging plum projects - including 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns', 'Katti Batti', Kangana said, "This is just the beginning” and added that for the "longest time I was struggling and nothing was falling into place, and I didn't have offers".

"I started from 'B grade films' and today I'm the number one actress of this country... whereas other actresses, whom you might call my contemporaries, they have had no growth in whatever platform they were launched... they are still there and have not risen to another platform," she added.

Without naming anyone, the two-time National Award winner said, "The other actresses, who are called my contemporaries, they started with a megastar. They were superstars overnight, and are the same even today."

Kangana herself earlier harboured dreams of being launched opposite an A-lister. But now she does not feel the need to share screen space with them as she considers herself a 'profitable actress'.

"Initially, I wanted to do films with A-list actors when I was struggling. I was hoping that I could also get that platform where I'm launched with Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan or Aamir Khan... and with them my career could also start, but it didn't happen. And then came 'Queen'," Kangana said, referring to the life-changing effect that the Vikas Bahl directorial brought for her.

Kangana will next be seen in 'Katti Batti' along with Imran Khan. Directed by Nikhil Advani, the comedy thriller will release on September 18.


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