Kangana Ranaut is no stranger to controversial statements. In the past she has voiced strong opinions on various issues, from pay parity to nationalism to nepotism. However, the Queen actress had something good to say for a change to a fellow actress. Though it was accompanied by a rider. Kangana praised Tabu for her performance in Andhadun but at the same time questioned the credibility of the National Film Awards. The actress, in not so many words, claimed that she should be awarded for Manikarnika, her recent film. Kangana was earlier decorated with the National Film Award for her work in Fashion, Queen and Tanu Weds Manu Returns.
The Simran actress spoke to the media about her qualms with the upcoming awards stating, “I feel there are certain things, which if you will not respect, then it is, in turn, disrespectful for that organisation itself.”
She reportedly also said during an interview with a news publication, “If I or my film Manikarnika doesn’t win at National Film Awards, then it will question the credibility of that award ceremony, but if I come across other good work then I will be objective enough to say it’s better than me. Last year, Tabu ji was amazing Andhadhun. I am floored by what she has done in the film. But in the coming months, if there is a better performance than Manikarnika, I will definitely appreciate that but I don’t think it will happen.”
Kangana Ranaut is set to appear with Rajkummar Rao next in the romantic comedy Mental Hai Kya, directed by Prakash Kovelamudi. She will also appear in Panga, which is to be directed by Ashwini Iyer Tiwari. Panga is about the life of a national level kabaddi player.