Kangana Ranaut has never been one to shy of speaking her mind. Of late, she has certainly been on the case of Alia Bhatt. Alia was seen recently in Zoya Akhtar's biographical musical, Gully Boy in which Alia played an angry, possessive young woman named 'Safeena'. Alia continues to work with all the premier actors and directors in Bollywood. She is already set to appear with Salman Khan in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film 'Inshallah' and SS Rajmouli's RRR.
Kangana had earlier shown and expressed resentments that none of the big Khans had come and appreciated her for Manikarnika. Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi was released in January and it starred Kangana as Rani Laxmibai in a historical action film.
Recently when an entertainment portal compared Kangana’s performance in Manikarnika with Alia in Gully Boy, Kangana snapped back, “I am embarrassed...What is there to beat in Gully Boy performance ....same snappy muh phat girl... Bollywood’s idea of a fiery girl, woman empowerment and good acting, spare me this embarrassment, please. Media has taken filmy kids love too far...stop pampering mediocre work or else bar will never be raised."
Alia on her part chooses to ignore Kangana’s seemingly endless barbs and insults.
Says the genial actress who is never known to speak against anyone, “I respect Kangana’s work a lot and I respect her opinion. If she feels a particular way she must have reason to feel that way. I would rather remember how much she had praised me after watching Raazi. And I’d just like to focus on my work.Maybe she will appreciate me again if I work hard enough.”
Alia will be seen in Kalank with Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha in a historical drama whereas Kangana will be seen in a romantic comedy Mental Hai Kya opposite Rajkummar Rao.