Actress Kangana Ranaut recently celebrated her 32nd birthday with the media. During her interaction with the journalists, she talked about her performance in Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi and quite boldly said that she deserves a National Award for the same. The actress mentioned that her performance in the biopic is the best given by an actress so far this year and therefore, she deserves to be felicitated for it.

Kangana was quoted by Bollywoodlife saying, “I feel there are certain things which if you will not respect, then it is, in turn, disrespectful for that organisation itself. So, if I or my film Manikarnika… doesn’t win at National film awards, then it will question the credibility of that award ceremony but if I come across other good work then, I will be objective enough to say it’s better than me.”

She also said that it’s difficult that the film industry witnesses a stellar performance like her’s this year and if there happens one, she will not shy away from praising the actress. Kangana added, “I think last year, Tabu ji gave an amazing performance in Andhadun. I am floored by what she has done. I think in coming year, it will be revealed. If there will be a better performance than Manikarnika, I will definitely appreciate that but I don’t think it will happen.”

Kangana also announced her next film in the same interaction. The actress has been finalised to play the role of celebrated politician and actress Jayalalithaa Jayaram in her next titled Jaya in Hindi and Thalaivi in Tamil. The film is being directed by South director AL Vijay. KV Vijayendra Prasad, the man who wrote the script for Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi and the popular Baahubali series, will once again hold the pen for the biopic.