By Monisha G Kumar Last Updated:
Hailed as the Queen of Bollywood, Kangana Ranaut is known for her unapologetic statements. From mediocre roles in the initial stages of her life to strong performances in films like Fashion, Tanu Weds Manu, Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, Thalaivi, etc., Kangana is one of the Dhaakad actresses of Bollywood today. In an industry full of reputed surnames and movie mafias, Kangana has not only managed to create a niche for herself but has also raised many debatable issues.
However, it was never easy for Kangana as she had struggled a lot to reach where she is today. Kangana, who is known for her outspoken nature had never hidden her relationships. Be it dating Aditya Pancholi to having an affair with superstar, Hrithik Roshan, she has shared everything about 'the men in her life'. Kangana's relationship with Aditya Pancholi had caused her a lot of physical and mental trauma. In one of her interviews, she had called him her 'mentor turned tormentor'.
When Kangana Ranaut had made her debut in Bollywood, her alleged relationship with actor, Aditya Pancholi had spread like a wildfire. Despite being a married man and a father of two, Aditya couldn’t stop himself from falling in love with Kangana. In a 2008 throwback interview with Mumbai Mirror, Aditya had talked about his relationship with Kangana. Revealing they were as good as husband and wife, Aditya had stated:
"We were as good as husband and wife. I was actually building a house for both of us on Yari Road. We lived together for three years at a friends' place."
In the same interview, Aditya had revealed how Kangana had got too close with another actor during the filming of Shakalaka Boom Boom. Admitting to hitting her, Aditya stated:
"After she returned, I read her sent messages to another actor, while she was asleep. Her messages were certainly not innocent. And I remembered that the words she used for this actor were also used by her when she had called me from South Africa. That was the first time I hit her. We fought and made up."
In many of her interviews, Kangana had talked about how her ex used to beat her up and harass her, but she had never taken a name. But in one of her interviews, she had confirmed that the man she used to talk about was Aditya Pancholi. Talking about her relationship with Pancholi, Kangana had once said:
"It was a very difficult and very harsh time. I was physically abused. I don’t have to go to details. I felt trapped. You feel people might help you. But there are no free lunches. But when you are going you fall for it. This man who was my father’s age hit me hard on my head when I was 17. I started bleeding. I took out my sandal and hit him head hard and he started to bleed too. I lodged an FIR against the man."
Eventually, Kangana and Aditya had broken up after she had filed a complaint against him for physically abusing her. Aditya had accused her of cheating on her with Adhyayan and had gone back to his wife, Zarina Wahab.