Kangana Ranaut’s mom Asha on Mother’s Day: People know me because of her

New Delhi: Usually, it’s the kids who express gratitude towards their moms on Mother’s Day. But this year, it is Kangana Ranaut’s mom, Asha Ranaut, who is expressing her happiness on her daughter’s achievements.

Talking about how proud she is of Kangana’s achievements, she said, “Not only me, but the entire family is known because of Kangana. This is the best gift any child can give to their mother. The place she is at, in terms of her achievements is a matter of pride for the entire family.”

She added, “My daughter is very capable and she has always dealt with her problems herself. No one has ever helped her in this journey. She inherits the qualities of truthfulness, honesty and self-dependance from me. She also inherits the quality of never giving up and I’ve seen her do her best always. She has very well applied these qualities in her personal and professional life. Such traits are always clearly visible in her decisions.”

Asha also said that Kangana is making the entire Himachal Pradesh, her home state, proud. “I would like to congratulate all the mothers whose daughters have achieved something staying away from the family, without assistance or help, and are now making the family proud. Also, love to all the daughters who make their parents proud with their hard work. My daughter Kangana is making the entire Himachal Pradesh proud,” she said.

Kangana was born in Bhambla, a small town in Himachal Pradesh. Earlier, Kangana’s parents were reluctant for her to take up a career in show business. But the actress anyway made a debut in Bollywood with Gangster in 2006. The film was a success and Kangana was hailed for her performance.

Kangana is currently awaiting the release of Mental Hai Kya opposite Rajkummar Rao. In an earlier interview, Kangana had talked about the film. She said, “The film deals with mental illness and hallucinations, but Ekta [Ekta Kapoor, producer of the film] decided to take this route. I chose this part because I’ve never heard of such a character. I get a kick from challenges. Comfort zones are boring.”