I was the unwanted child for my parents, says Kangana Ranaut

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At the cover launch of a popular women's magazine, the actress revealed the harsh truth of her life that she was an "unwanted child for her parents"

Kangana Ranaut is well known for playing strong characters in women-centric films such as Queen, Tanu Weds Manu, Fashion amongst others. But, did you know the actress herself has faced a lot of challenges for being a girl child?

At the cover launch of a popular women's magazine, the actress revealed the harsh truth of her life that she was an "unwanted child for her parents".

Kangana has an elder sister Rangoli and a younger brother Akshat yet when she was born her parents were unhappy. She said,"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. But when I was born, my parents, my mother especially, couldn't come to terms with that fact that they had another baby girl."

She says, "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. It's very hard to live in an environment where you're reminded and constantly told that your existence just happens to be there... That you are not meant to be here. "

On the occasion of International Women's Day the actress asks to stop the portrayal of Indian women as "selfless", the one who only cares about the happiness of the men their lives.

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