‘I’ll expose everyone’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Feb 2019 11:03:25


 

Actress-turned-filmmaker Kangana Ranaut, who is currently riding high on the success of her latest release Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi, says the Hindi film industry has called for trouble by ganging up against her.

Kangana in an interview earlier had criticised celebrities for not turning up for the screening of Manikarnika..., but contacting her for the screenings of their films.

“Earlier, I used to stand up against sexism, pay disparity and nepotism in Bollywood but now, I will expose everybody. One thing is for sure that they have called for trouble by ganging up against me,” she said.

“I don’t think promotions of my film by other actors will benefit my film. I have already won three national awards and at the age of 31, I have become a filmmaker so who are they to promote me? If they get successful in promoting themselves then, it will be a huge thing for them.”

The Queen actress strongly believes that the industry is ganging up against her as she spoke about nepotism.

“Is Rani of Jhansi my aunt? She’s as much mine as she’s yours. Then why are these people scared? They are worried just because I spoke on nepotism? They have formed a gang: ‘Why did she speak on nepotism?”

The actor had sparked a debate on nepotism when she appeared on Karan Johar’s chat show two years ago and started a war of words with the filmmaker after she called him the “torchbearer of nepotism” in the industry for launching star kids.

“They have all gathered together, like a classroom where 59 have ganged up against one, trying to bully one. How will you feel if someone did that? Aren’t they ashamed? Some of them are my grandfather’s age. They are after me. Don’t they feel ashamed that it’s not about me. I don’t even want to work with them and I’ve said that often,” she said. The actor said Manikarnika was for the next generation and the film wasn’t about Kangana.

(PTI)