Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut is riding high on the success of her recently released film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.
However, the film has been mired in several controversies. In her recent media interaction, the actress slammed Bollywood celebs for not coming out in support of the film.
She alleged that the industry was ganging up against her for daring to raise the issue of nepotism.
Kangana Ranaut slams bollywood
When she was asked about the lack of support to her during the film’s promotions. She said, “How will it benefit me? I’ve already won 3-4 national awards. At the age of 31, I am a filmmaker. Khud ko hi promote kar le bohot badi baat hai (it would be a big deal if they can promote themselves).”
“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?” Kangana added.
She went on to say, “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.”
“What Bollywood is doing, the planning and plotting, one thing is for sure, earlier I used to call them out for sexism, nepotism or pay disparity, but now I’ll be after them. ‘Inki vaat laga dugi’. I’ll expose each and every one. They have asked for trouble by ganging up against me.”
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Manikarnika is based on the life of Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi and her war against the British East India Company, during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
The film is bankrolled by Zee Studios in association with Kamal Jain & Nishant Pitti.