Speaking about her struggles back at home and in the industry, the 'Tanu Weds Manu' actress said that that was the moment when she realised that she was a fighter. “I was not any less than my brother,” Ranaut said. “It was very difficult in the initial days. You do fall for those traps, people do see needy people. But there are no free lunches, right?” She added. She went to explain how the dark experiences made her take up the challenge and fight back. She also hit the man back, after he had hit her and made her bleed. She calls herself a “born fighter”. The experience also made her a badass.