Kangana Ranaut is trending in the top five slots of Google trends for the past one week now. Her film Simran is about to release this month, but all we’re hearing, is the resurfacing of her controversies, clarifications and more. From Hrithik Roshan’s email scam with her, to nepotism row with Karan and the writing credits for Simran, she’s answered everything without being diplomatically correct. Here are a few excerpts from her interview with Rajeev Masand.
Either Kangana Ranaut is the most wronged woman in the film industry, or she’s this egoistic monster who’s rubbed everyone the wrong way! Which of the two is true?
She laughed and said, “Latter!” She said that she’s lived her life that way and if she can rub or brush her father and grandfather the wrong way, she can do it to anyone. She thinks people get unaware of someone else’s ego in their pride and self-respect.
Is the male dominated film industry insecure of Kangana being the woman she is?
Kangana hasn’t been afraid to hit back or clarify the incidents and controversies around her. Not only is she now involved in script writing, improvisations and production, but she’s become this independent, opinionated woman with a voice who is an outsider in Bollywood and doing really well for herself. Rajeev asked her if people are afraid of the woman she is and she said, “I feel really uncomfortable around them. I can feel their vibe that there is a discomfort from both the parties.” Kangana has never missed being at a certain party or being friends with the big shots.
Kangana accepts Karan Johar’s apology
When Karan, Saif and Varun made a joke on Kangana at the IIFA awards 2017 on nepotism, Karan later apologized and stated that it was too ungentlemanly of him to do so. Kangana thinks that this apology does the needful and nepotism is a larger issue that needs to be addressed.
Kangana on more women in Bollywood not coming out in her support
She referred to the time she worked with Karan’s production house and she felt she was treated like shit. So she decided to never work with him again. She said that she understands that there are biggies who these women in the industry don’t want to offend, and she also wasn’t in a space to do so until recent times when she’s become a strong successful woman.
On her controversy with Hrithik Roshan which doesn’t seem to end
She felt that there’s a proper end to it. She says he failed to prove her wrong. “You can’t just go about maligning someone,” she said. “He could not prove he was the silly ex I was referring to… and the Cyber Crime cell gave a nil report,” as she said that they pointed out it wasn’t an imposter but Hrithik himself who operated those emails. He hacked her account because he had her password and he wrote mails to himself from her account. She even stated that she sought help from Rakesh Roshan who told her that he’d fix a meeting with Hrithik for her, but it never happened. “Why can’t the media write that he has made a fool of himself?’ she argued. According to her, he wrote thousands of mails back in 2014-15 from her account to him and that account was shut way back.
Kangana said, “He and his father have made a fool of themselves… they should apologize tome in public.” She thinks they were afraid that what if tomorrow she opens her mouth, so they utilized some of those love letters which she had written to backfire at her for nothing. They had sent cops to her house to seize her laptop and gadgets which she refused to give away. “I don’t know, they are big people, they have a lot of money. People used to call me and say that they’ll put you in jail. Say sorry!” She was afraid for her life. “Who won’t be?” she said. “I didn’t know I was a part of such a big scam. He has prepped for two years to put me behind bars for having an affair with him!” she exclaimed.
What happens when Kangana runs into Hrithik at parties?
“He runs away when he sees me. When our break up happened in 2014, when he was harassing me and stalking me,” she said she complained to Rakesh Roshan. A meeting he wanted to arrange never happened. She wants to have a two word conversation with him. She feels he’s hiding. Kangana made a very valid point when she said that these people who are so scared of link ups and affairs, should not have them if they are married and have kids.
On Simran’s script controversy
She had written four drafts of the movie and she feels that is how collaborative and democratic it should be. Apurva Asrani, the writer didn’t give them the script for more than a year and when he found out that she had written the final four drafts, he got insecure of her. According to her, he had threatened the team that he won’t let the shooting begin! He always had the credit and paper work in place.
Kangana’s upcoming films Simran and Manikarnika have raised the bar of expectations from her and her never say die attitude is literally ‘killing’ a lot of people and naysayers in the industry. Meanwhile, this could definitely be the dawn of the decline of male domination in Bollywood at last! What do you think? Let us know in the comments.