Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, who chose a trailing gown - instead of the more common traditional outfits opted for by actresses - at the 62nd National Awards ceremony, says she wanted to 'look like a star'.
Kangana, 28, received her career's second National Award on May 3 for her role in Queen.
Earlier, Kangana had won the Best Supporting Actress honour for Fashion, but this time, she walked away with the Best Actress title.
Making a bold fashion statement, Kangana opted for an outfit designed by New York-based Indian designer Bibhu Mohapatra.
"I have been there (at the National Film Awards) before, and unfortunately I wore an anarkali suit that time. The thing is I have that photograph (of the president presenting the award to me) and I look like a 'behenji' (not fashionable). I thought, 'I am a star, so I have to look like a star'.
"Everyone said you can't wear Bibhu Mohapatra with a cape and go to this ceremony. I said, 'I don't care! I want a good picture!'. It was fun but it was quite a task to smuggle a cape to the venue," she said, adding that she eventually got a good photograph from the ceremony.
The actress was in the city to promote her new film Tanu Weds Manu Returns, which releases on May 22.