However, two unsuccessful films later (Woh Lamhe and Shaka Laka Boom Boom) she was once again written off and was more in the news for her off screen deeds. Yet again it was her Gangster director, Anurag Basu, who gave Kangana a new lease of life (and presented her in a completely different light from her screen image) with Life In A Metro. And it appears that Anurag considers Kangana her lucky mascot because he has been solely instrumental in giving Kangana her first big break opposite Hrithik Roshan and International star, Barbara Mori in Filmkraft's Kites.
Naturally Kangana is on cloud nine. Recalling the events, Kangana says that one fine day Anurag called up and asked her if she was interested in working opposite Hrithik Roshan. Kangana could not believe her ears as she thought that it was some sort of a prank. But when Anurag reassured her, she agreed delightfully. She then met the producer, Rakesh Roshan and was given a bound script (although she did not demand it) and thus her wish of working opposite super hero, Hrithik Roshan came true.