(MUMBAI) – Actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel celebrated Women’s Day by unveiling the new Issue of FEMINA and talking about their exclusive photo shoot for the magazine at a press meet at a Reliance Digital store.
Tanya Chaitanya, Editor, FEMINA says, “As Femina’s Women’s Day Specials go, this has to be my favourite. Be it the choice of covergirls–Kangana, the ultimate dark horse, and her sister Rangoli, an acid attack survivor who has fought much more than physical scares. Or the mom-daughter celebration across the issue where women bonding comes alive. This Women’s Day we believe the focus is as much on us as the women who made us who we are. Group hug, ladies!”
This week, cover stars, sisters Kangana Ranaut and Rangoli Chandel reveal exclusively to FEMINA, their amazing journey from Bhambla to Mumbai, personal but very different struggles, solid professional partnership and plans of growing old together:
“While she was getting treated in Mumbai (for acid burns), she was mostly spaced out and had no sense of direction. It was only natural, with the trauma she underwent. I started engaging her by asking to do small chores for me,” recollects Kangana of their journey from being indifferent siblings to meticulous professionals. Adds Rangoli, also her manager since 2011, “I started with mostly handling her finances and coordinating smaller things for her. We will have our production house soon.”
They also tell FEMINA about her their plans of making a film (Kangana will be directing) by end of 2016, their secret talents and hobbies that includes organic farming and raising horses. Some excerpts from the interview:
“I will direct a film very soon… in less than a year.”
“I have an organic farm in Manali, and Rangoli has also bought some land there. I’m in the process of building a horse stable,” says Kangana.
“Kangana writes poems. She is an amazing poet. My husband Ajay and I are huge fans of her verses,” says Rangoli.
In this issue, FEMINA also puts the spotlight on feisty and individual-thinking mother-daughter duos like Lilette and Ira Dubey, Anita and Kiran Desai, Jayashree, Sulajja and Vismaya Firodia, Neeta and Nishka Lulla, Aparna Sen and Konkona Sen Sharma, Daksha Seth and Isha Sharvani.
PLUS: Every fortnight in FEMINA: Fashion, Beauty, Reality & more!
FEMINA was first published in July 1959 and for over 56 years now, Femina, India’s first and largest read women’s English magazine has long been the definitive life and lifestyle guide for progressive woman. It is owned by Worldwide Media, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Times Group. Femina, published fortnightly, features articles on women achievers, relationships, beauty and fashion, travel, cuisine and health and fitness. In recent years, it has extended its reach by launching its language editions – Femina Hindi, Femina Tamil and Femina Bangla. It also publishes Femina Salon and Spa, a magazine targeted at beauty professionals across the country
Reliance Digital is India’s leading electronics retailer, marking a Pan India presence across 200 cities through a network of 1500 stores. Swearing by the core values of making technology affordable and accessible to all by focusing on key areas of ease of access, affordability, store ambience and technology assistance by experts.
Reliance Digital’s strong competitive advantage is ResQ (specialized service support division). ResQ is India’s first and multi-product and multi-brand after sales service available 365 days of the year including Sundays.