Kangana Ranaut cannot stay away from controversy. Actress-turned-filmmaker Kangana Ranaut, who is currently at the centre of headlines for speaking her mind yet again, says the Bollywood industry has called for trouble by ganging up against her.
At a recent press interaction, the Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi'actress lashed out at the Hindi film industry for ‘shamelessly' calling her to promote their films, but never reciprocating the favour. The actress further added that the industry has ‘ganged up’ against her because she spoke up about nepotism earlier.
The 31-year-old actress said, “Is the Queen of Jhansi my aunt? She is yours as much as she is mine... then why are these people hesitating? Because I spoke up about nepotism? That scared them? They have all ganged up together like a classroom of kids because I spoke up about nepotism.”
“Bollywood is involved in the conspiracy, so one thing is clear, earlier I used to just call them out for sexism, nepotism and pay parity but now I will not leave them.''
The actress further added, “How will you feel if an entire classroom gets together and bullies one person? They are shameless people and some of them are my grandfather’s age. I don’t want to work with them and I say this to them on their face but we have made this film based on Rani Lamxibai for our future generation because she sacrificed her life for this land."
In 2017, Kangana appeared on Karan Johar’s chat show Koffee With Karan, where the actress sparked the infamous debate by calling the famous filmmaker Karan Johar a ‘flagbearer of nepotism’, which prompted several discussions within the industry.
Meanwhile, earlier this week, the actress blasted at Alia Bhatt and Aamir Khan for disregarding her film screening, said “she gets no response from anyone”. The actress said, "These girls send me their trailers like Alia (Bhatt) sent me the trailer of Raazi and said, 'Please watch it'. For me, it was not a Karan Johar film or Alia film, for me, it was a film on Sehmat Khan, the girl who has given her everything to the country. When Aamir Khan called me for Dangal, Secret Superstar, I went all the way to Ambani house. Dangal, for me, was a film about women empowerment. But they don't have time for any of my trails. I have two-three films coming up, but I don't expect people to write about them."
"This is a very strange sort of a racket. I don't know what they are threatened by," she added.
Kangana’s performance has been praised by Bollywood veterans like Manoj Kumar, Waheeda Rehman and Asha Parekh, who attended the special screening in Mumbai.
The movie Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi is a patriotic film based on the life of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi, which was released on January 25.