Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut said that she along with India captain Virat Kohli share only one thing in common. “The one thing that Virat and I have in common is that the more controversies we have, the more popular we get,” Ranaut, who’s recent film Panga released this week, told Star Sports ahead of the first T20 game between India and New Zealand. Also Read - India vs England 2021: Fit Umesh Yadav Likely to Replace Jasprit Bumrah in Team India's Playing XI For 4th Test in Ahmedabad

“A lot of people tell me that Virat and I share a lot of similarities. He is from a different background and he made a name for himself, and made people fall in love with him. The one thing we have in common is that the more controversies we have, the more popular we get. He got a lot of criticism for his aggressive nature and I have always said that I am also too aggressive!” she added. Also Read - India's Predicted XI For 4th Test Against England at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad: Mohammed Siraj in For Jasprit Bumrah in Playing 11

Panga, directed by Ashwiny Tiwari, features a glamorised Kangana in the role of a retired kabaddi player who returns to the sport after a seven-year hiatus and inevitably runs into a series of challenges. The film’s central premise has undeniable potential but it would have come to naught had the treatment not been as sure-footed. Also Read - Kangana Ranaut And Rangoli Move Supreme Court For Transfer of Legal Cases to Shimla

“The life of a sportsperson isn’t easy, there are multiple struggles involved. They put in a lot of effort and hard work.  From not being in shape to getting into shape is a huge task and is challenging for any sports person,” she said.

The actress will soon be seen playing an air force pilot in Ronnie Screwvala’s Tejas, to be directed by Sarvesh Mewara.