Kangana Ranaut was recently seen celebrating the success of her film Manikarnika the Queen of Jhansi. Kangana Ranaut would also be seen in the upcoming romantic comedy film Mental Hai Kya with actor Rajkummar Rao. However, Kangana is in the news often for her vocal remarks against various Bollywood celebrities. This time it is producer and former chairperson of the censor board Pahlaj Nihalani against whom Kangana has spoken out.
Kangana's Statement Against Pahlaj Nihalani:
“Pahlaj Nihalani had offered me a film called I Love You Boss," said Kangana. "They had a photoshoot where they gave me a robe to wear, and no undergarments. So, I just had a satin robe for a show-girl pose, from which I had to stick my leg out, coming out of darkness. I was supposed to play a young girl lusting after her middle-aged boss. So it was a soft-porn sort of character. And I had this epiphany that I can't do this. I felt like this is exactly what my parents were talking about. I actually went through the photo shoot, but then I disappeared. I changed my number."
Nihalani said that he was not present when the said photoshoot occurred. “First of all, I wasn’t even there when the photoshoot for the film happened. She had gone for the shoot with her then-secretary Rakesh Nath who also looked afterMadhuri Dixit. So what she wore for the photo-shoot and or didn’t wear was not my look-out. Secondly does Kangana remember how desperately she needed this role in my film I Love You Boss which she is now calling porn, and how much she requested me to cast her? Kangana had gone around the entire film industry with Aditya Pancholi knocking on every producer’s door for work. But it didn’t happen. No one signed her. Only I ventured to sign her, although I was advised against it.”
Nihalani went on to state, “For ten years she has acknowledged Anurag Basu as her mentor and discoverer. She seemed to have completely forgotten that long before Anurag Basu I cast her in I Love You Boss. And she seemed most happy about it. The story was about a young girl and her crush for her boss. I approached Amitabh Bachchanji for the boss’ part. When he declined the part I approached Rishi Kapoor. He loved the script. But couldn’t do the film. I finally asked my dear friend Shatrughan Sinha and he agreed.”
According to Nihalani, this was when Kanagana did not want to do the film anymore. Nihalani said, “Kangana said she won’t work with Shatruji. She told me Zarina Wahabji had advised her not to. She didn’t take Aditya Pancholi’s name. She took his wife’s name. I was livid. Was Kangana in a position to turn down a film with a legend like Shatrughan Sinha? That was the end of the project.”
Kangana "broke her contract", says Nihalani:
She apparently broke her contract with Nihalani, he says. “Kangana was contract-bound for three films with me. But when she asked me if she could do Anurag’s film I released her of the contract. Does she talk about this ever? Or does she talk about the time when she was in big trouble for giving the wrong Mumbai address on her passport when she had to fly out to shoot for Ritesh Sidhwani’s film? Misinformation on the passport is a serious criminal information. I ran from pillar to post to bail her out of trouble. And this is how she repays me? By accusing me of exploiting her? Actors like Kangana Ranaut bring a bad name to all the efforts by strugglers who are given a chance by producers like us. With success the struggle is forgotten and so are those who helped you get where you are.”