The line joining Sheryl Sandberg and Rani
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If there is one movie you must watch this month, make it Queen. Not because it is funny, which it is—in spades. Not because it makes an important point—which it does, about resilience and grit; and how to lift yourself by the bootstraps when life kicks you in the teeth; about embracing the world instead of hiding from it; and about moving on from an entitled jerk with grace. No, the reason you should watch Queen is for its central character—Rani Mehra—essayed with electrifying understatement by Kangana Ranaut. Rani is believable; she is not over-the-top; she doesn’t save the world or sashay into hearts; she has doubts about life and her place in it; she is Indian, not in the clichéd larger-than-life way that the Khans portray, but in a much more nuanced way that captures a milieu, a world and a character.