The postponement of Once Upon A Time in Mumbai by 15 days was a blessing in disguise for Kangana Ranaut. She decided to make the most out of it and flew to Italy for the first time sans any friends, family or assistants. She had a ball of a time all alone and she even got marriage proposals.
“The Italians were very nice. The lighthearted and earnest flirting of young single Italian guys, calling me princess and asking me to marry them…some in French, because they thought I was from France, made me laugh! And I was touched by people"s easy helpfulness - strangers clicked my picture for me or attended to me at hotel receptions or called a cab for me or helped me carry my very heavy suitcases! Strangers were friends and companions and I felt like we connected in a very spiritual way, even though I didn"t know their names. People were so polite and humble, that Italy became the most beautiful thing I have ever experienced," she wrote on her blog.
She fell in with the place itself. “Italy"s a place I"ve always wanted to visit… and I was not disappointed…ancient culture, amazing art, fabulous food, lovely people, and lyrical language…I certainly did fall in love - with the place itself," she said adding “I ate good food, visited beautiful places, fell in love with Michelangelo"s art, made wishes throwing coins in the fountain. I loved the works of Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael, by far my favorites. The 'Last Supper" is such an exquisite piece of art…I could look at it forever."
Besides visiting famous historical places, Kangana went on a shopping spree at Milan. “One of the craziest things I did when I was not wealthy at all, soon after my film GANGSTER, was to buy a dress that I paid so much for that I had no money left at all…not even to put dinner on my table…and I never regretted it! So you can imagine my delight at being in Milan, which really does deserve its title as a fashion capital. I had the most fun shopping in Milan," she wrote.
Now, she has returned home and all set to take on her films. Besides Once Upon A Time in Mumbai, she has films like No Problem, Tanu weds Manu and three other projects in her kitty. She is raring to go!